Opinion


A New Approach To Conflict Resolution In Somalia

Five people are dead, and 10 have been injured from a land mine detonated in a restaurant in Baidoa on July 4th. This has happened after al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing carried out last month on a Turkish military base in Mogadishu. An armed vehicle sped through a […]


Golden lion statues sit upon fenceposts in front of a London legal building.

Britain Imposes Sanctions on Individuals Accused of Human Rights Abuses

On Monday the 6th of July, the United Kingdom imposed sanctions on a number of individuals accused of human rights abuses, including 25 Russian and 20 Saudi nationals. This is the first time that the United Kingdom has been able to impose asset freezes and visa bans independently – previously, […]


Trump Suspends All H1-B Visas And Green Cards For Foreign Workers

The Trump administration has recently moved to drastically expand immigration restrictions in the U.S. by freezing the issuance of all green cards and H1-B related visas for foreign workers and their dependents. On June 22nd, 2020, President Trump authorized this policy via executive order, and it officially became enacted throughout […]


Canadian Supreme Court Dismisses Indigenous Appeal Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

On July 2nd, Canada’s Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against the proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. The appeal, made by British Columbia’s First Nations Indigenous groups, represented a major opportunity for preventing the controversial project. Since its purchase in 2018 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, the pipeline’s […]


Did Trump Know About Russia And Taliban? What Does That Mean For The Peace Deal?

On June 26th, the New York Times published a report saying U.S. Intelligence and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted the administration in January on the Russian plot to pay bounties on American soldiers. However, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence denied allegations of being informed of […]


Millions Of American Households Deprived Of Running Water, Guardian Investigation Reveals

Millions of Americans are unable to pay their water bills and face water cut-offs or eviction from their homes as a result, according to a Special Guardian Investigation led by journalist Nina Lakhani. Two million people in the U.S. today already lack access to running water and basic indoor plumbing, […]


North Korea Withdraws From Added Military Pressure On The South

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea, has decided to suspend its plans to increase military pressure on its southern neighbor, the Republic of Korea, as ties between the two countries have deteriorated since early June.  The decision comes after a meeting between Supreme Leader Kim […]


Tension Between Fallacy And Truth: The Case Of MP Rebecca Long-Bailey’s Departure From The Labour Party In British Politics

On June 25th, the U.K. Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, was requested to step down from her position by the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer. Long-Bailey had retweeted an interview with British actress Maxine Peak on Twitter that included a statement claiming that tactics used by U.S. police forces […]


Authoritarianism Never Produces Peace

World news has been remarkably negative over this past year. Whether it is continents burning, questionable political maneuverings occurring, the whispers of war threatening and taking lives, viruses disrupting the turning of the world, national economies becoming less stable, or racial injustices reaching boiling point, it is easy to overlook […]


Add Physical To Growing List Of Divisions In U.S.

“U.S. Northeast governors order quarantine of visitors from coronavirus hot spot states” (Reuters) What happened? On Wednesday, July 24th, the governors from three Northeast states, NY, CT, and NJ, created strong advisories for travelers from states with high rates of infection to self-quarantine for 14 days or face thousands of […]


“We Are Where We Are:” U.S. Hits Record High In Daily Cases

Based on figures from John Hopkins University, the U.S. recorded an all-time daily high of 40,000 Coronavirus infections on Thursday. Considering many other Western countries are seeing loosened restrictions following strict lockdowns and strong civilian participation in social distancing protocols, the U.S. is once again showing its true colors: a […]


Protests Turn Violent In Britain: What Needs To Be Done Differently?

This past week, London experienced a clash of forces as Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists and far-right groups took to the streets to defend their beliefs. The turmoil came a week after BLM supporters in Bristol, England targeted statues honoring those who upheld racist ideals, including that of Edward Colton, […]


U.S. Protests Bring Brazil Racial Inequality To The Fore

U.S. protests trigger outcry about racial discrimination globally. Under this trend, being a country with enormous disparities among races, Brazil is criticised for violating black people’s human rights during the pandemic. The disproportionate death toll of black people is the most recent evidence of Brazil’s racial inequality. According to the […]


The U.S.-Israeli Relationship Under President Trump: Settler Colonial Expansion Enforced By Collaborative Practices In Police-State Violence

From the 1st of July, plans to annex illegal Israeli territories in occupied Palestine – including the Golan Heights and parts of the West Bank – are intended to go ahead in coordination with U.S. support under the Trump administration. The Israeli Minister of Settlement Affairs, Tzipi Hotovely, recently announced […]