A country’s politics in today’s globalized world is never an event in a vacuum, but reflective of domestic and international trends informed by often neglected history and underreported on-the-ground development. Analyzing national politics can help give a better grasp and awareness of the broader contexts that inform them and their direction.
The Mekong River in Southeast Asia has been an important river for multiple countries, but it is now threatened by the numerous dams built without much international coordination.
As biopics become increasingly popular, a lesser-known 1987 satire of the genre serves as a cautionary tale against nostalgia and historical figure worship.
The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court has stripped rights held for nearly half a century and raises concerns about the new, conservative makeup of the Court. The landmark 1973 case established access to abortion as a federal right, stating overreaching state restrictions were unconstitutional. However, the 2022 Dobbs v.…