• Katie Howe

    Katie is originally from the small town of Los Gatos, California and is currently in her final year of the International Relations (B.A.) program at the University of British Columbia. Her areas of interest include foreign policy, immigration, and social protection policies, specifically within the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region and Latin America. She hopes to pursue a career in journalism through which she can advocate for those whose stories are often untold or forgotten. In her free time, Katie loves to hike, surf, and spend time with her dog back home in California

    Libya’s Perilous Migrant Route

    Migrants transiting on the Central Mediterranean route often face extensive danger and exploitation. The international community is responsible for revising its current policies and ensuring safe access to asylum for these individuals.

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    The Legalization of Abortion in Argentina

    “Se Convierte Ley” (It Becomes Law) was the announcement that thousands of Argentine women’s rights activists who had organized, protested, and advocated for the legalization of safe abortions had fought for years to hear. In the early hours of December 30, 2020, Senate approval for the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy

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    Controversy Surrounding Uganda’s 2021 Elections

    Following Uganda’s presidential elections on January 14, 2021, the country’s electoral commission officially confirmed the victory of incumbent Yoweri Museveni for a 6th term. A considerable amount of controversy has surrounded the re-election of Museveni, with widespread claims of election fraud leading to doubts surrounding the integrity of the leader’s

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    Discrimination in Australia’s Northern Territory

    Throughout the 18th century, the arrival of settler-colonialists in Australia proved to be catastrophic for the country’s Indigenous population; with the resulting erosion of ancestral and cultural histories continuing to have significant reverberations for Indigenous communities in Australia today, particularly in the Northern Territory (NT). In this contemporary context, direct

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    Puerto Rico’s Continued Struggle Towards Disaster Recovery

    The island of Puerto Rico is internationally renowned for its lush rainforests, magnificent bioluminescent bays, and rich cultural history. In recent years, however, the small Caribbean territory has been prominent in the media due to a series of devastating natural disasters which has brought its infrastructure and economy to the

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    The Legacy of NAFTA in Mexico

    On July 1, 2020, amidst a global environment of pandemic-fueled economic and political uncertainty, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially replaced the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This transition illustrates the ever-evolving nature of multilateral trade relations between the three regional counterparts, which have had significant impacts on formal

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