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What Is Ecocide? Gaza’s Environmental Crisis

Since the attack on October 7th, 2023, Israel has led a decisive military response in Gaza with the professed goal of eradicating Hamas. Gaza, with its already delicate environment, has suffered immense short-term environmental damage that will likely create significant long-term issues. According to the Guardian, many researchers and N.G.O.s

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How Iran’s Khamenei Elevated A Little-Known Moderate To The Presidency

In May, as intelligence officials briefed Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei about the upcoming snap presidential election, they painted a bleak picture: widespread economic hardship and crackdowns on social freedoms had led to plans for a massive voter boycott, with turnout expected to be around 13%. Faced with this

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Choosing Survival: Rohingya Refugees In Malaysia vs. Bangladesh

Recognized as one of the most persecuted ethnic minorities in the world, the Rohingya people of Rakhine, Myanmar have faced discrimination and mistreatment for decades. They remain at increased risk of suffering and persecution from the government, resulting in large groups of Rohingya fleeing their homes. The crisis has worsened

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Tibet And Its Position In The India-China-US Geopolitical Triangle

On June 19, 2024, a bipartisan Congressional delegation went to India and met the Dalai Lama. The members of Congress included republican Michael McChaul and democrat speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. When addressing a crowd at the monastery the members insisted that their visit was part of the Resolve

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Bolivia Foils Military Coup Attempt: Key Details You Need To Know

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, Bolivia’s President Luis Arce thwarted an attempted coup when soldiers in military vehicles entered Plaza Murillo, a historic square in the capital city of La Paz where The Presidential Palace and Congress are located. The attempted coup was led by Bolivian Army Commander Juan Jose

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Tragic Echoes: 18 Killed In Latest Nigeria Suicide Attack

On June 29, 2024, three female suicide bombers targeted a wedding, a funeral, and a hospital in Borno State, Nigeria. Specifically, the blasts occurred in the town of Gwoza. Nahum Kenneth Daso, Borno State police spokesman, reported that in one of the attacks, a woman carrying a baby on her

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This Month In Ukraine: More Reasons For Peaceful Negotiation

Rather than provide an exhaustive history of the decade long conflict between the West and Russia in Ukraine, this report serves to orient the reader as to why this conflagration no longer serves the purposes of democracy, human rights or freedom if it ever did. The greatest interests served by the continuing tragedy in Ukraine are the interests of the defense industries, investment firms and US hegemony. Ironically, as the United States becomes more entangled in Ukraine, governance under President Zelensky becomes increasingly less democratic and the United States becomes less and less powerful as a global hegemon. 

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What Happens Next in the EU Investigation into Chinese EVs?

China and the European Commission have commenced discussions on the proposed imposition of tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles (EVs) being imported into the European Union. This initiative marks a significant step towards potential de-escalation of trade tensions between the two economic giants. The European Commission plans to impose provisional duties

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Mexican Elections Shine a Spotlight on Cartel Gun Violence in Mexico

This year’s elections in Mexico are putting the spotlight on cartel gun violence as 31 political candidates, mostly local, have been assassinated in this cycle alone. In 2006, 669 people were killed in cartel conflicts, whereas 2020 saw 16,000 people killed. With the likely election of Morena candidate Claudia Sheinbaum,

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Democracy At A Crossroads: Can We Rise To The Challenge?

Democracy was, for a long time, the champion of the modern nation-state. Every community had aspired to become democratic once it was able to organise itself or gain its independence from another entity. Especially from the 1990s onwards, as political scientist Samuel Huntington showed in his work, with the fall

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Chapter 1: Women And Ethnic Conflicts

Introduction This report seeks to understand the role of women in ethnic conflicts, and how the symbolic mobilisation of women by pervasive nationalist and patriarchal ideologies in the past and present make women and girls the targets of unspeakable cruelty in wartime. As will be explained in section one, nationalism

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