The day a country was set free

Nelson Rolihlala Mandela was released from Victor-Verster prison on the 11th of February 1990 in what would be one of the most significant days in South African History. With his wife by his side and fist, a symbol of fortitude and resilience raised high, the then 71 year old and “once most wanted man inContinue reading “The day a country was set free”

Holding the line: Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize is a watershed moment in her fight to uphold press freedom in the Philippines

When veteran journalist Maria Ressa became the first Filipino recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on October 8, the historic moment was immediately greeted with overwhelming joy across the Southeast Asian nation and lauded by many as a ‘rebuke’ to President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated attacks against members of the press. But even as congratulatory messagesContinue reading “Holding the line: Maria Ressa’s Nobel prize is a watershed moment in her fight to uphold press freedom in the Philippines”

The conflict between Israel and Palestine, an example of UN’s perpetual failures

Tensions escalating into violent clashes: Almost two weeks have passed since the tensions between Israel and Palestine yet again escalated into violent clashes. The death toll reports at least 192 in the Gaza strip, including 58 children and 34 women. In what seems to be a continuing intensification of the conflict, countries around the worldContinue reading “The conflict between Israel and Palestine, an example of UN’s perpetual failures”

India- A Pandemic gone bad or a consistent Political Disaster?

Haridwar, a small town near the Himalayas, is considered by many Hindus to be one of the holiest places in India. The famous Kumbha Mela, which is a Hindu religious festival, was held in this holy city in the year 2021- a year that saw the second wave of coronavirus hit the country. Many healthcareContinue reading “India- A Pandemic gone bad or a consistent Political Disaster?”

Will China’s new Strategic Partnership with Iran challenge US’s political hegemony?

The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership: On March 27th 2021 China signed a 400$ billion contract with Iran, further developing their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The Partnership will provide Iran with Chinese investments in the energy, banking, telecommunications, infrastructure and technology sectors. Moreover, this will be the start of a new military partnership, composed of joint military training,Continue reading “Will China’s new Strategic Partnership with Iran challenge US’s political hegemony?”

With Myanmar’s unrest escalating, the international community’s response has fallen short

As the mother of 13-year-old boy Sai Wai Yan angrily wept beside her son’s coffin, her desperate cries resonated a somber yet clear message to the rest of the world – that the horrors of a democratic nation rapidly regressing back into an all too familiar kind of turmoil, chaos, and fear could not beContinue reading “With Myanmar’s unrest escalating, the international community’s response has fallen short”

How Is Ever Given’s Suez Canal Shutdown Impacting Global Supply Chains – Experts Weigh In

The behemoth Ever Given supertanker – which held up traffic for more than 150 containers for over six days in the Suez Canal, one of the world’s busiest maritime trade chokepoints – finally broke free on Monday. Efforts to clear the logjam of cargo vessels are now finally underway. But experts fear that disruptions inContinue reading “How Is Ever Given’s Suez Canal Shutdown Impacting Global Supply Chains – Experts Weigh In”

Are refugee camps really the safe haven we have come to believe?

It was a hot afternoon, thousands of Rohingya were rushing out desperately from their dwellings, shouting and screaming. Their shelters were on fire, and there was no escape. As thousands of Rohingya ran to the same minuscule and distant exit, many were left behind to burn, choke, and suffocate. The camp is surrounded by fencesContinue reading “Are refugee camps really the safe haven we have come to believe?”

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