Global Affairs

After the mass arrest of pro-democracy activists, is democracy in Hong Kong a forlorn hope?

Featured image: “Hong Kong Protests 2019” by Jonathan van Smit is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 At the end of last June, a sweeping National Security Law was imposed in Hong Kong which criminalises acts of secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces. The vague definition of these offences and the wide powers contained within the legislation led Read More…

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The Race to Rollout: A look at how the vaccine is being administered around the world.

Over the last month, countries across the globe have begun distributing long-awaited vaccines. They are not, however, the quick-fix many had hoped for. Not only are there multiple versions of the vaccine, but there are competing regulatory agencies, arguments over who should receive it first, and prices that range from $3- $62 per dose, depending Read More…

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Jaffna students call out to universities ‘across the world’ in international appeal following destruction of Mullivaikkal monument.

On Sunday, 10th January, the University of Jaffna Students Union reached out to students ‘across the world’ in a letter pleading for support from international governments against reported human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. It came two days after the demolition of a monument inside the university grounds which sparked protest amongst students and the Read More…

"Museveni" by Gabriel White is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
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Tensions mount in Uganda as election day nears

Cover Image: “Museveni” by Gabriel White is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 As Uganda prepares for a national election this week, the human rights abuses of President Museveni’s Government show no sign of abating. Amnesty International is but one human rights organisation raising concerns, reporting late last year a “persistent use of excessive force by Read More…

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Trading Rainwater: China’s potential solution to water inequality

In the midst of a water-shortage crisis, Chinese towns traded rainwater on a state-run exchange this week. What could this tell us about the economics of climate change & sustainability? Chinese towns traded rainwater for the first time on a state-run exchange this week before being quickly resold at a 450% increase in price. Arriving Read More…

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Elections may spell a new era for Israeli politics

On March 23rd, Israel will be facing its fourth election in two years. After seven months in power, the coalition government formed between Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud party and Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Alliance has collapsed. A squabble over whether the budget should be for one year or two years led Read More…