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
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and renewed gross inequalities in global access to education. These inequalities are not new, but the rapid large-scale move to online learning for the majority … Continue reading Educational Inequalities Move Online in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Coronavirus has been an inescapable headline for most of this year and stands in a position to dominate discussion for the foreseeable future. Consequently, the analysis of what governments and … Continue reading Partisan Pandemic: Public Health in the Age of Trump
Many in the UK suspected the Prime Minister’s somewhat awkward utterance from behind the dispatch box two weeks ago—‘yes of course Black Lives Matter’—of being hollow. That it was belated is … Continue reading If Black Lives Matter, don’t merge DFID with the FCO
Currently with COVID-19 wreaking havoc globally, it seems opportune to discuss the most appropriate responses different countries have taken around the world. It has become clear that some countries are … Continue reading Fighting a Virus and Winning: COVID-19 in South Korea
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