Violence and conflict continue to be a staple of the world into the 21st century, and are often a consequence of often neglected historical, economic and geopolitical contexts. This neglect in the reporting of conflicts perpetuates harmful narratives on the parties involved and absolves responsible ones, pointing the finger of blame at generalized groups instead of understanding the nuances behind the conflict. It is crucial to examine conflict through today’s era of international relations and globalized economics critically to properly understand and tackle them.
The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Has Been, and Always Will Be, Impotent
After 22 years, the UN mission in the DRC has clearly failed to protect Congolese civilians and build the safe and peaceful environment they had hoped for.
Food Systems as Survival and Culture: The Importance of Preserving Vancouver Chinatown’s Grocers and Restaurants
Vancouver’s failure to preserve Chinatown’s rapidly dwindling grocers and restaurants showcases a lack of dedication to the city’s culturally significant food systems.
Greenwashed Imperialism: How Global Wars are Fueling Climate Change and Why Green Military Technology Will Not Solve it
The world’s leading militaries contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than most countries, worsening climate change. The solution? Less, not greener, war.