Reports


Vitasoy Incident Sets Off Chain Reaction In China

An employee of Vitasoy International Holdings Limited caused stock for the company to plummet the most dramatically since 2008, after the stabbing of a policeman in Hong Kong, as stated in Bloomberg News. The incident, which occurred on July 1st, comes at a time when tensions between residents and city

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The World Investment Report 2021 And The Problem With FDI

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently published its annual World Investment Report 2021. True to its title, Investing in Sustainable Recovery, the report highlights the effects that the pandemic has had on foreign direct investment (FDI). It goes without saying that the health crisis has induced

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Biden Says ‘America Is Back’⁠—But Where Are The Ambassadors?

United States ambassadors were conspicuously absent from the tarmac when President Joe Biden touched down in three different countries during his European tour last month. During his first trip abroad as president, he met with foreign leaders flanked by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security advisor Jake Sullivan,

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Washington Silent On Latest Ransomware Attack, Kremlin Says

Washington has reportedly not directly contacted Russia as of Monday following a sophisticated ransomware attack that affected hundreds of U.S. businesses on July 2nd. Security firm Huntress Labs reported to Reuters that they believe the attack is linked to a Russian affiliated ransomware gang known as REvil. The notorious hacking

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Lessons Learned From The January 6th Insurrection

As the sixth month anniversary of the Capitol insurrection nears, alt-right individuals in America are gearing up for what they’ve dubbed a “civil war” (MSNBC). Former President Trump recently resumed his rallies, predictably defending the actions of the January 6th Capitol insurrectionists and pushing his false election fraud narrative. The

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NATO’s Shifting Focus Towards A Rising China

On 14 June, NATO leaders expressed new concern towards China’s rising military ambitions and assertive “systemic challenges” to collective security. This marks the first time the organization has taken a forceful and potentially confrontational stance towards Beijing. The Brussels one-day summit meeting was attended by all 30 leaders from NATO, including

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Focusing The Anti-ISIS Fight On Africa

The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS may be redefining the locations of its focus from Iraq and Syria to Africa, specifically the region known as the Sahel, according to statements by the co-chairs of the latest meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio.

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An Examination Of Policing In Colombia

Protests continue throughout Colombia against police brutality as the statue of notorious colonist, Christopher Columbus, was toppled by protesters in the coastal city of Barranquilla. Since April 28th, protestors have been active on the streets of Colombia, initially rejecting a proposed tax reform that would have eliminated tax exemptions for

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A Call For New Zealand To Step Up Mental Health Systems

New Zealand is being failed by our mental health systems. These systems have been failing us in a steady decline for many years, leading up to the current Labour-led government. In this opinion piece, I will be discussing why it has been failing, why and how Labour needs to step

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Biden Authorizes Air Strikes Against Iran-backed Militias

On Monday 28 June, United States President Joe Biden authorized airstrikes against two Iran-backed militias in Saudi-Arabia and Iraq. This was in response to recent attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq. While there were no U.S. casualties, Biden’s administration has shown that they want to deter both lethal and non-lethal

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Electoral Violence In Mexico

Mexico held elections on 6 June. A range of political offices were up for election, including governorships, mayorships, local seats, and all the seats in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Mexico’s Congress of the Union. Leading up to these elections, violence has been a prominent issue. Between

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Myanmar Carries Out Airstrikes After Militia Attacks Witnesses

On 31 May, Myanmar’s military attacked anti-junta militias in east Myanmar, using artillery and helicopters, according to witnesses. Residents were forced to flee the region, joining thousands of others displaced by fighting in recent weeks. The United Nations reported that over 37,000 people in southeast Myanmar fled their homes, some

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