Macron on Africa: Imperialist Racism

The issues facing Africa are a direct outcome of economic, political, cultural and social exploitation of Africa, its natural resources and its manpower during the colonial era. France had a very extensive colonial empire throughout Africa especially in the larger parts of North and West Africa. The atrocities including wanton economic exploitation perpetrated by France are well documented. Continue reading Macron on Africa: Imperialist Racism

Guantanamo to Canada: What’s Up with Khadr’s Compensation?

A dusty July day in Ayub Khyel would set the stage for a monumental breach in the appropriate treatment of child soldiers. It was in this barren Afghani village that a bright-eyed young teenager launched the grenade that would kill Sgt. Christopher Speer, a Delta Force medic, and rob Layne Morris of sight in one eye. The boy would emerge from his ordeal scathed brutally, … Continue reading Guantanamo to Canada: What’s Up with Khadr’s Compensation?

Germany and India: Bilateral relations in a nutshell

Bilateral relations between India and Germany are founded on common democratic principles and are marked by a high degree of trust and mutual respect. India was among the first countries to establish diplomatic ties with the Federal Republic of Germany after the Second World War. Relations grew significantly following the end of the Cold War and the reunification of Germany. In the last decade, both economic and political interaction … Continue reading Germany and India: Bilateral relations in a nutshell

The Effect of Canadian Mining in Latin America and the Caribbean

Justin Trudeau has made a commitment to fighting climate change and human rights violations both locally and abroad. Locally, Justin Trudeau held a conference with all provincial and territorial leaders in 2016 to create an action plan to transition towards a low-carbon economy. He has also welcomed Syrian refugees and has attempted to address Aboriginal issues to varying degrees to success. Internationally, Trudeau attended the … Continue reading The Effect of Canadian Mining in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Death of a Nation: Syria

“You can’t make war in the Middle East without Egypt, and you can’t make peace without Syria” -Henry Kissinger Syria captured the attention of the world stage along with international powers as the Syrian Civil War continues to rage on with no end in sight. The duration of the war can be easily described as a power struggle between Assad, the Syrian President, and the … Continue reading The Death of a Nation: Syria

Why tourism is killing Barcelona

In a perfect world, tourism causes local businesses to thrive and prompts the local government to improve infrastructure, leading to an overall improvement in the quality of lives of the residents of a city. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case in Barcelona, where locals have begun to protest against mass tourism.  Reporter Kaan Ibrahim travels to Barcelona to experience their tourism crisis first hand … Continue reading Why tourism is killing Barcelona

Reflecting on the Conference on Cyprus: A unique opportunity jettisoned

“I am deeply sorry to inform you that, despite the very strong commitment and the engagement of all the delegations and the different parties, the Greek and Turkish Cypriot delegations, Greece, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, as an observer, and, of course, the United Nations team, the Conference on Cyprus was closed without an agreement being reached.” In this manner, the ninth … Continue reading Reflecting on the Conference on Cyprus: A unique opportunity jettisoned