The Politics of Global Tax Reform

After decades of falling corporate tax rates, governments have taken the first step towards ensuring that multinational companies contribute their fair share to public finances.

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Democracy in Decline: Poland’s Recent Abortion Ruling

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

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Behind China’s Shift in Foreign Policy

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

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How Has Digital Technology Affected Forced Migration?

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

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Comparing Biden’s and Trump’s Foreign Policy Approaches

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.

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Kashmir: The Prolonged Cry for Human Rights

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

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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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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

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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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