It is an unfortunate reality that many of the world’s most deadly conflicts and pressing crises receive sparse news coverage. Instead, we see the same conflicts repeatedly making headlines, and often these conflicts aren’t nearly as catastrophic as those that are flying under the radar of mainstream news. In most cases, the driving force behind this phenomenon is power. Global news coverage is dominated by the West, and typically the conflicts that dominate our news feeds are of most geopolitical and strategic significance to the Western world. This skews the way in which we perceive conflicts and the world around us. It also affects the allocation of humanitarian assistance and policy. When less attention is drawn to a crisis, less aid will be sent, and those directly responsible for the conflicts or human rights abuses won’t be held accountable by outside forces. In this series, we document some of the world’s most pressing underreported issues with the goal of drawing more attention to them, which will hopefully catalyze more effective assistance and policy.
After a violent encounter between Indian and Chinese soldiers last year, tensions along the Line of Actual Control, the colonial-era border between the two nations, have heightened.
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.