What Does A Biden Presidency Mean For Foreign Policy?

After a drawn-out election process, Joseph Biden Jr. was announced as the winner of the presidential election and will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021. This election was watched around the world and is record-breaking in voter participation. However, what does this mean for the international audience? Before […]

The Dangers Of Unchecked Technology: Oppression From TikTok To Xinjiang

In September 2020, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) published an expansive report entitled “TikTok and WeChat: Curating and Controlling global information flows.” The report discusses the soft power of censorship that these apps exert onto their users. Broadly, it demonstrates how censorship policies of media companies can direct or […]

Palestinian Hunger Striker Agrees To End Protest

Maher al-Akhras, a Palestinian man who has been on hunger strike since his arrest by Israeli forces in July 2020, has agreed to end his protest after receiving assurances from Israeli authorities that his detention would not be extended, The Guardian reports. Al-Akhras, who refused to eat for 103 days […]

UAE Announces Changes In Islamic Law To Broaden Personal Freedoms

On Saturday, November 7th, the United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven Emirates, announced the overhaul of Islamic laws in the effort to modernize society to attract tourists and boost the economy. A number of measures have been implemented by the UAE government and is widely reflective of the social […]

Clashes Between Morocco And Western Sahara Break 30-Year Truce

A 30-year peace deal was ended on 14 November by the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, who has accused Morocco of breaking the ceasefire by sending troops into the region. Morocco denies any wrongdoing. Ghali has since issued a decree announcing the “resumption of armed struggle in defence […]

One Year On: Anti-Government Protests Continue In Iraq

Following the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests in Iraq, protesters returned to the streets calling for transparent elections, youth employment, and an end to government corruption and foreign interference. Like in 2019, the main demonstrations took place on 1 October and 25 October, with Baghdad’s Tahrir Square at the epicentre […]

The Oil Spill Dilemma

Thousands of creatures on the seafloor of Russia’s Far East coast were found dead as a result of a toxic oil spill. The region is known for its vibrant marine life, where whales and seals are often seen, and is a popular spot for surfers. The initial cause for concern […]

Former President Evo Morales Returns To Bolivia After A Year In Exile

Crowds of Evo Morales’s supporters gathered in Villazon, Bolivia on November 9, 2020, to welcome Morales’s return from exile, the former Bolivian president crossing the border from Argentina to reenter his home country. Nearly 2,000 supporters assembled to greet Morales, chanting “Evo! Evo!” as his presence reignited collective gratitude and […]

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COVID Crisis: India’s Children Risk Greater Exploitation

COVID-19 has shocked the world into motion, for better and for worse. Here is a human health crisis that has not only swelled the number of sick among us, but once again exposed the underbelly of issues that lie dormant under “normal” conditions. If we have been watching a play […]

Violence Against Women Protesters Met With Police Gunfire

Police fired shots to break up a protest this weekend, directly injuring two women and harming others through the resulting chaos. The decision to fire at a protest against the violence of women (VAW) has, naturally, generated considerable outrage. The police fired air shots when the female activists attempted to […]