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United States World Politics & Affairs

The War on Drugs is Changing: What’s on the Horizon?

This article has been written by a TYJ Staff Writer, but due to the subject matter of the article, the writer has asked to not have this article listed under their name. This article was reviewed and published by Editing Staff. A Violent Crisis In the dead of night, on April 11, several unknown gunmen […]

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Taxes & Economics

Indian Agricultural Debt Waivers: A Dangerous Economic Risk?

Guest Submission by Khush Patel Four months after the announcement of the Rs44,000-Crore Rupee Agricultural Debt Waiver Scheme proposed by the Karnataka government (approximately $6 Billion USD) Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh have also announced farm waivers amounting to 31,000 crore rupees ($4.4 Billion USD). In the year 2017, the governments of UP and Maharashtra […]

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World Politics & Affairs

China’s Smothered and Silenced: The Plight of the Uighurs

The interviewee has requested anonymity. They will be referred to under the pseudonym Asahd in this article. Finding out that your brother has been detained by the authorities in an act of sinicization is not easy. In late March of this year, Asahd, who lives abroad, received a cryptic call from an employee of his […]

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World Politics & Affairs

The Failure of an International Commitment to Human Rights

Middle Eastern political analyst Emile Hokayem recently tweeted “Being from, caring about and working on the Middle East is an endless heartbreak,” in reference to reports of the use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syria, on April 7th, 2018. When I first learned that a player in the Syrian conflict, presumably the Assad government, orchestrated […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Israel and Iran: Enemies on the Brink of War

On the night of May 9th, the blows traded between Iran and Israel brought the immediate possibility of a full scale war to the world’s attention. Since Iran’s revolution in 1979, the two previous aligned countries fought each other indirectly, through proxy groups and states friendly to either side. Mysterious assassinations, malicious hacking, and covert operations added to these […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Trump on Jerusalem: What Happened, and Why It Matters

When Israel was founded, in 1948, Jerusalem was intended to be an international city. Yet, thanks to an invasion by five of the new country’s neighbors, by the time the dust settled, Jerusalem was a divided city. The eastern portion had come under Jordanian control, and the western portion was firmly in Israeli hands. Israel’s Prime […]

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Labour & Industry Opinion Science & Technology

Opinion: Why Automation Should Be Banned

“There are currently three methods of dealing with the impending disaster, which does NOT include anarcho-primitivism.”

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World Politics & Affairs

The Qatari Diplomatic Crisis Explained

On June 4th, Saudi Arabia cut its diplomatic relations with Qatar. Later, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and a number of other countries joined the effort as well. This was quickly extended to a cut of all ties – including economic relations and airline flights. This crisis is just the latest event in the long […]

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World Politics & Affairs

On May 19, Iranians Head to the Polls

The Islamic Republic of Iran is certainly no democracy, at least in the Western sense. It consistently ranks as an authoritarian regime on the Democracy Index and as “Not Free” by Freedom in the World. Yet, on May 19th, Iranian citizens will exercise their democratic right to choose their next leader (from a slate of […]

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World Politics & Affairs

North Korea to China: Friend or Foe?

By Yang Guowei (pseudonym) Most people on earth have heard of North Korea, the Hermit Kingdom. We have all read about its leader, Kim Jong-Un, and his penchant for nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. We have also heard of its giant neighbour to the north of the North, China. In recent times, Donald Trump has […]