50 years after the American table tennis team visited China, we should analyze ping-pong diplomacy’s legacy and its possible uses in the 21st century.
An interview and examination into decolonizing archaeology: should museums return artifacts that were looted by colonial forces during the colonial period?
Despite decades of involvement in Latin America, approval for the US government has decreased in the region, while approval towards China has increased due to its seemingly supportive and compassionate approach.
Civil war has been ongoing in Syria since peaceful protests against President Assad’s tyrannical regime broke out in 2011. Syrians now have to face the perils of the pandemic along with state violence.
Russia has strengthened its aggressive stance towards Ukraine with a buildup of troops near the border. What implications does this have on Russian foreign policy?
Stay-at-home orders, while useful to curb the spread of COVID-19, have heightened the crisis of domestic violence in Canada.
In light of the unmarked graves found at former residential schools, it is long past time to unpack Canada’s failure to reconcile with Indigenous communities.
On October 22nd, 2020 Poland’s top court imposed a ruling which bans almost all abortions, even in the case of fetal deformities. The court’s decision, which cannot be appealed, will have a significant impact on reproductive rights in Poland. This ruling is a result of the degradation of Polish democracy
Since Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms in the 1980s, Chinese foreign policy has been relatively non-threatening. During its economic rise, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) embraced a Peaceful Development strategy. This strategy emphasized that China’s prosperity depended on a peaceful international environment and, in turn, China’s rise would contribute to global
A New “Virtual Wall” The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bought access to a commercial database that tracks cell phones across the country. The report revealed that these agencies are using the database
In less than a week, on November 3rd, the results of the 2020 United States Presidential election will be revealed. Not only is this election huge for Americans as it could mean the difference in regards of COVID deaths, systemic racism, or immigration, but it will have long-standing international repercussions.
In this past week, upwards of 6,000 Indigenous activists in Colombia have travelled nearly 500 kilometres from their home province of Cauca to the capital city of Bogotá, in order to protest the extreme increase in violence against Indigenous leaders and human rights activists that has occurred since the start
The past year has been difficult for Kashmir, an Indian administered region of dispute that has recently lost its semi-autonomous status. Since then, human rights violations and forceful measures have riddled the valley, and the global pandemic has only made matters worse. In a similar trend to the last 73
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
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
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
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