Ksenia Sobchak – Opposition Leader or Kremlin Spoiler?

Russian TV personality, Ksenia Sobchak, recently announced her intentions to run for President of her country in the upcoming 2018 elections, as a “none of the above” choice. She is the daughter of Anatoly Sobchak, former mayor of St. Petersburg, and the political mentor of Russia’s current president, Vladimir Putin. When Anatoly Sobchak was wanted…

North Korea has World Backed into a Corner

The US and other world leaders have few choices when it comes to managing North Korea.  Even fewer choices remain when an impulsive American president like Donald Trump calls the shots. Underneath the bellicose rhetoric, incessant name-calling and hostile threats, therefore, lies an incoherent and fragmented foreign policy. Political Amnesia The United Nations Security Council…

SLS: NASA’s New Launch Vehicle may be Too Little, Too Late

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and to do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we…

The Situation in Burundi: Is ICC’s Case Dead on Arrival?

On 25th October 2017, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor was authorized by the court to open proprio motu investigations into the Situation in the Republic of Burundi. Burundi becomes the latest of the sizable number of African states with situations before the ICC. With the inclusion of Burundi, the ICC has investigated 11 Situations,…

(Opinion) Rick Perry: A Reminder That Trump Never Drained The Swamp

November 9, 2017: On Thursday, November 2nd, Rick Perry — the Energy Secretary of the United States — controversially claimed that somehow, electricity created by fossil fuels is needed to prevent sexual assaults in Africa. The full quote, as published by the Hill, can be found below: “But also from the standpoint of sexual assault. When the lights are…

(Opinion) What School Closures Tell Us About Municipal Politics

Not going to lie, this topic hits me close to home. Despite the fact that I recently graduated from my high school this June, and now attend University, I still find myself bewildered at the fact that the place I called home for 4 years will be gone before I’m done my undergraduate degree. The…

The South Sudanese Crisis: A Comprehensive List of Solutions

The UN has called South Sudan the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 with 6 million people facing starvation. It also faces the third largest refugee crisis after Iraq and Afghanistan with 1.8 million refugees, with a whopping 60% children. Famine Phase 1: Eradication: It is very tragic that 60% of UN budget for South Sudan is still not…

Corporations Are Stripping Americans’ Legal Rights As Congress Deregulates

On October 27th, 2017, the Starbucks Corporation changed its Terms of Use policy for its customers in the United States. Under the new Terms of Use, by using any Starbucks services, you automatically forfeit your right to join class-action lawsuits and consolidated proceedings. By simply using any of their services, customers of the coffee chain instantly forfeit…

Censorship: A Brief Overview

Censorship, by definition, is the control of information in a society, achieved by officially examining, modifying, and limiting the publication of movies, books, news reports, blogs, social media and other mediums. It is most often used to suppress any idea or content found to be not suitable by the government. Each country has its own…

Google Proposes a Plan to Make Toronto Smarter

Google intends to ‘fix’ Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America. But, this is not the reason as to why Google picked Toronto as their first Smart Innovative City. The reason might not be something Toronto fans look forward to reading about. It is not unpleasant but it is a true focal point for…