• Middle East & North Africa

    What Does an Iran-China Partnership Mean?

    In international relations, the saying, “the enemy of my enemy is a friend,” has proven true with the emergence of a new world order. Earlier this year, Iran’s increasing friendship with China was hinted at when a draft of a potential 25-year trade and military agreement was leaked. However, an

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    The Threat of Nuclear War in the 2020s

    With the upcoming expiration of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the U.S. and Russia in 2021, there will no longer be a non-proliferation agreement between the two countries. Rising tensions between Russia and the U.S. has reignited some of the fear of impending nuclear destruction. However, experts argue

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    Canada’s Controversial Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia

    According to a public opinion poll in 2019, 39% of Canadians would rank human rights in the top three priorities to consider when dealing with another country. Out of the twenty four countries surveyed, Canada was among only four countries that stated human rights should be in the top three

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    COVID-19 and the Civil War in Yemen

    Stuck in a proxy war since 2015 that led to what has been named the largest ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world, Yemen saw its first case of COVID-19 on April 10th, 2020. The fight against the pandemic has further impacted the already fragile health care system which is seen

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    Kurdistan and Independence in 2020

    In a referendum held in 2017, 92% of Kurdish people in the autonomous region in Iraq voted in favour of independence. It was bluntly rejected by the Iraqi federal government, who imposed drastic sanctions as a result. Three years later, the question remains: is independence still on the table? Who

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    The W20 Summit and Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

    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. Concern over Saudi Arabia’s track-record surrounding women’s rights and the rights of other identity

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