Puerto Rican Earthquakes: A Needed Impetus For Statehood?

Over the past week, a series of massive earthquakes have ravaged Puerto Rico and its neighboring countries. On January 6th, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast. A day later, the most massive earthquake in Puerto Rican history hit, clocking in with a magnitude of 6.4. On January […]

Social Media Communication: Understanding the Impact Of Online Platforms

How individual politicians as well as political parties, exploit social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook has garnered much interest in recent years. It has recently attracted even greater attention in the U.K. as the Conservative Party were accused of uploading deceitful or downright false information throughout the General […]

Australian Wildfires: An Omen Of Catastrophic Climate Change

Australia is facing an unprecedented national crisis. Wildfires are raging across the country, specifically concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria. First responders are risking their lives, the government deployed thousands of military reservists, and firefighters are relying heavily on civilian volunteers, but nothing seems sufficient to control the flames. […]

The Catalan Constitutional Crisis: Does Turning To Legislation For Political Answers Facilitate Peaceful Resolution?

In instances of political complications and turmoil, people often turn to constitutions and legislature to find answers, as they seem to be the only variable that is considered constant and stable as they are specifically designed as a path to justice. However, the constitutionalist approach towards peace and justice does […]

Rethinking Security: The Nation-State As A Barrier To Emancipation

In the contemporary world, there are a plethora of sources of insecurity, some traditional such as the threat of war or poverty and some relatively contemporary such as the threat of environmental degradation. People expect that nation-state governments work to protect them from such threats, within the context of environmental […]

London Bridge Attack Sparks Debate Over Rehabilitation Policy

In the aftermath of a tragedy, British politicians have resorted to finger-pointing, with two innocent lives lost at the hands of a supposedly rehabilitated terrorist. Boris Johnson and Labour chose to play the blame game, and despite the victims family’s wishes, have politicized a tragedy. Each points their finger at […]

Antisemitism Scandal Continues To Hound The U.K. Labour Party

The past years have seen the U.K.’s Labour Party followed by accusations of endemic Antisemitism and criticism over their disciplinary action regarding it. In the build-up to a tense and fraught election, it is worth examining these claims and evaluating Labour’s reaction to them. For such left-leaning political party accusations […]

The Latest Wave Of Revolutionary Uproar 1

A ripple of revolutions has transpired worldwide with citizens fed up with poor economic, social, and political conditions. From Sudan to Kashmir, to Lebanon and Iraq, there is no shortage of uprisings globally that have dominated our minds, souls, and news cycles. The world is shifting towards exposing corrupt officials, […]

Samoa’s State Of Emergency And Dangerous Domestic Parallels

This past weekend, on Saturday, 6 November 2019, the Government of Samoa declared a state of emergency. The driving force behind the declaration is measles, which has caused at least six deaths, mostly of infants who are less than two years old, according to an official statement from Samoa’s health […]