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Never-Ending Tragedy: The Dangers Of Foreign Intervention in Haiti

On November 28, 2022, Bocchit Edmond, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, urged the international community to send a strike force to help overwhelmed police quell unruly gangs in Port-au-Prince. These demands came a month after embattled Prime Minister Ariel Henry begged foreign leaders to deploy a “specialized armed force,

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Censorship And The Risk Of Protesting In China

The People’s Republic of China has announced the loosening of their zero-Covid policy, which saw strict restrictions being in place over the last three years. This comes in response to protests over the weekend which proved to be the largest demonstration of mass discontent since Tiananmen Square in 1989. However,

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Shrinking Wages And Future Stability: Are They Related?

Citing the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) newly released Global Wage Report, Al Jazeera states that real wages have fallen -0.9%. Although productivity is rising, Al Jazeera reports that parts of Europe, America, and Africa have all been plagued by shrinking real wages. Al Jazeera also postulates that the regions where

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El Salvador’s “War On Gangs”

The state of emergency is still in place in El Salvador after it was first announced on March 27. The president of the country, Nayib Bukele, declared war on criminal gangs after, during one weekend in March, 87 people were murdered. The state of emergency was initially supposed to last

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Money Over Merit, Quantity Over Quality: The Indian Education System Kills

Beset with corruption, bribery, and inequalities, the Indian education system today suffers from drawbacks that plague its very foundations. India’s bureaucratized capitalist educational structure has constantly sacrificed merit at the altar of money, creativity at the altar of rote learning, and innovation and freedom at the altar of quantified indicators

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Biodiversity Loss Threatens Human Wellbeing And Security

On December 7th, part two of the fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) will start in Montreal, Canada. In the Conference, governments around the world will convene to agree on a new set of goals to guide global action through 2030 to halt and

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Israel’s New Government Will Prevent Peace With Palestine

Elections occurred in Israel on November 1st, 2022 for all 120 seats in the Knesset. After the elections, Benjamin Netanyahu’s party, the Likud, formed a coalition government with the Religious Zionist alliance, Shas, and United Torah Judaism Parties, which will allow Netanyahu to become Prime Minister again. The coalition will

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The United States Weaponization Of The Southern Border

To curb immigration into the United States, the government has forced migrants to traverse hostile terrain at the southern border through the Sonoran Desert. Before this policy, migrants went through unauthorized border crossings in urban areas and border towns. However, the Southern Border Organization informs that the Clinton administration, in

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Which First: The Climate Or The Conflict?

Over the last two weeks, world leaders have gathered once again to hash out goals, deals and action plans to mitigate the global threat to our climate. As delegates travelled to Sharm-el-Sheikh for COP27, commentators wondered whether 2022 is the year that climate change fell off the agenda. After the

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DR Congo Army Clashes With M23 rebels

The fight between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the M23 escalated last week after the Congolese troops deployed fighter jets against the rebels. Residents of Eastern DR Congo reported hearing heavy artillery fire around Rugari, located in the Rutshuru area, as the army targeted the Tutsi Congolese militia,

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The Intractability Of Armenia And Azerbaijan

According to Euronews, after talks on October 31st, 2022 Armenia and Azerbaijan said in a joint statement that they “agreed not to use force” and to “settle all disputes solely on the basis of recognition of mutual sovereignty and territorial integration.” Reuters, sourcing from RIA news agency, also said that

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Coup Contagion: International Response To The Sahel Crisis

This month’s coup d’etat in Burkina Faso marks the seventh coup in the Sahel region over the past 26 months, raising serious concerns about regional security. On 30 September little known army captain Ibrahim Traoré led a coup to become Burkina Faso’s new leader, supplanting former interim president Paul-Henri Sandaogo

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Terror In Slovakia: Putting A Spotlight On The Far Right

On the night of October 12th, 19-year-old Juraj Krajčík opened fire at Tepláreň bar, a popular Bratislava LGBTQ+ venue, murdering two people and wounding another. The gunman was found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot the following day. A few hours before the attack he shared a 65-page manifesto titled Call

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Prospects For Taiwan’s Peaceful Unification Are Fading

China’s top leader issued a powerful warning on Sunday against further U.S. support for Taiwan, which Beijing considers to be a runaway province part of Chinese territory. At the opening ceremony of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s 20th National Congress that’s held once every five years, President Xi Jinping said

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Internet Shutdowns And Their Detrimental Effects On Human Rights

The internet stitches itself into the daily lives of billions of people in numerous ways. It functions as a means of communication, a marketplace, entertainment and education, and has a growing capacity for both liberation and discrimination. The world wide web is used as an empowering tool for the marginalized

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