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Why Students are Protesting in Thailand

On October 15th, the government of Thailand declared a state of emergency after thousands of students gathered in protest. When the movement began in March, protestors demanded democratic changes to the constitution and election system, and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha. Since the protests reemerged in July, the students have added […]

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International Participation in the Ethiopian-Eritrean Conflict: A Historical Analysis

Some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders, ranging from the Blue Nile to the Red Sea coastline, are native to the African countries currently known as Ethiopia and Eritrea, whose vast resources and rich cultural history have intrigued the rest of the world for centuries. Unfortunately, the natural wonders of these regions are often […]

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Why It’s Cause for Concern that Saudi Arabia is Hosting the Women 20 Summit

This upcoming week from October 20th to the 22nd, Saudi Arabia will be virtually hosting the Women 20 Summit (W20), a conference that is hosted annually to address gender issues in state’s policies and political agendas. Concerns over Saudi Arabia’s track-record surrounding women’s rights and the rights of other identity groups have been raised in […]

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A House Made of BRICS

In recent years, the term BRICS has been widely circulated throughout the realm of international relations.  BRICS – an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – refers to the biggest rising powers in the 21st Century. The current shift in the global system poses an opportunity for non-Western countries but has been […]

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The Implications of the Protests in Belarus

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had massive implications to both international relations and domestic politics, and has continuously complicated the democratic process. These complications are evident in Belarus, an Eastern European country bordering several NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries and Russia, where massive displays of political unrest have been part […]

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The Saharawi Struggle for Recognition in Western Sahara

In the past century, much of the African continent has experienced profound political, economic and territorial changes as a result of colonialism. In particular, the disputed nation of Western Sahara, or the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), has faced persistent challenges in creating an internationally recognized nation state in the aftermath of colonization. Sometimes referred […]

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The Rohingya Genocide is Rooted in British Colonialism

Satellite images of townships in Myanmar’s Rakhine State reveal entire Rohingya villages that have been burned to the ground, reduced to smouldering rubble and ash, while nearby ethnic Rakhine Buddhist villages remain intact.  In the past few years, Myanmar has engaged in an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority group, which has sent […]

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Feminicidios: The Rising Rates of Gender-Based Violence in Mexico

The fight against gender-based violence and femicides in Mexico culminated on September 12th, 2020 when activists occupied and later set fire to the Mexican Human Rights Commission Offices in Mexico City. Their outcry for justice stemmed from a brutal history of gender-based violence throughout the country. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as […]

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Hong Kong: the Protests, the Pandemic, and the Continued Fight for Democracy

Recently, the international community has seen the will of democracy tested – from fraudulent elections to anti-corruption protests, it is clear that the international community has an uphill battle trying to fight for civil liberties. Perhaps the most high profile and well-discussed fight for democracy is the case of Hong Kong, where anti-government and pro-democracy […]