The Republic of Mali, home to more than 20 million people, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Since the outbreak of the Mali War in 2012, the country has … Continue reading Mali: Conflict, Political Instability and Future Conflict
Is Democracy under threat? In this episode, Esther, our Europe Events Officer, speaks with Niheer Dasandi, a senior lecturer in Politics and Development at Birmingham University and author of ‘Is … Continue reading Is Democracy under threat? With Niheer Dasandi
On January 20th, 2003, the Twenty-Ninth Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted General Comment no. 15: The Right to Water. It reaffirmed and clarified the … Continue reading Water: Canada’s Missing Human Right
China versus the U.S. – Two superpowers and the fight for influence in Latin America and the Caribbean
The United States has long been considered the hegemonic power of the world yet China’s increase in military expenditure, global integration, and global financial lending means that China is now … Continue reading China versus the U.S. – Two superpowers and the fight for influence in Latin America and the Caribbean
Over the past few years, Asian Americans have suffered an increase in hate crimes, particularly with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. How can we reconcile this with the stereotype … Continue reading The dark side of the model minority myth for Asian Americans
Ken Saro-Wiwa. Before the 1990s, he was perhaps most well-known for being the producer of Basi & Company, an incredibly popular African sitcom which aptly parodied the ‘get rich quick’ … Continue reading Shell, exploitation and murder: Nigeria’s double-edged attachment to oil
Pedro Castillo was declared President of Peru on June 28, 2021 Peruvian politics has always been interesting. The country has experienced multiple coups, numerous changes to its constitution, and an … Continue reading A difficult turn to the left: Peru’s latest election and Castillo’s plans
U.S. Troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of summer leading to a Taliban takeover Photo: https://www.army-technology.com/news/us-troop-withdrawal-afghanistan-august/ At the end of summer, pundits, politicians, and the public alike watched the … Continue reading Afghanistan and the end of the liberal intervention
2020 stands out as a year of staggering political turbulence in the United States. With over 340,000 deaths from COVID-19 in 2020 alone, widespread Black Lives Matter protests and a … Continue reading Redlining: Structural Racism and Climate Injustice in the U.S.
On 11 February, 31 years ago, Nelson Mandela was liberated from his 27-year toil in prison. This climactic event would mark the beginning of the end for the Apartheid regime. … Continue reading 31 Years Later, South Africa’s Battle With Apartheid Is Not Yet Won
Growing up in a western European country, it is hard to avoid the terms ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ as a framework for viewing the entire world. A brief online search reveals … Continue reading Developed and Developing: A Critique of the Way We See the World
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