Distinguishing between Terrorists and Friends: The Buddhist-Rohingya Crisis

The antics of ISIS in the Middle East and Northern Africa have overshadowed equally critical issues that plague lesser-known regions worldwide. The mountainous state of Rakhine in Myanmar is the latest backdrop in a string of ethnic persecutions, defiling human rights decrees. Situated on the Western Coast, Rakhine has been a hotbed of tension for years between the minority Rohingya Muslims, and the majority Buddhists … Continue reading Distinguishing between Terrorists and Friends: The Buddhist-Rohingya Crisis

ICC: Is Africa ready for Exit?

In recent years, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has received a lot of criticism from African governments. Some have accused it of selectively harassing African leaders, while others are proposing the amendment of the Rome Statute, the principal instrument that constitutes the court. The tension between Africa and ICC intensified in 2015, when South Africa was put on spot for allegedly refusing to arrest President … Continue reading ICC: Is Africa ready for Exit?

Language loss: a cultural, social, and environmental tragedy

Aqilokoq: Snow that falls softly and gently, in Inuit. Cacahkinosew: In Cree, a grey and speckled trout. Etthen: The way a herd of caribou lights up the land, like stars in the sky, in Chipewyan. Each of these words originates from a language spoken for centuries by Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Together, they paint a picture of the unique experiences felt by certain Indigenous tribes – … Continue reading Language loss: a cultural, social, and environmental tragedy

The Failed State of the Central African Republic

Many wonder why most of the times very rich African and some South American countries are usually the dens of the most terrifying wars and coups. The Central African Republic was supposed to be the ‘El Dorado’ of Africa due to its rich mineral deposits which comprises of diamonds, gold, uranium, oil, and such other things. But that is not the case. Instead, the country … Continue reading The Failed State of the Central African Republic

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 Flaws of the Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency is a term that we hear a lot about on the airwaves and in newspapers and magazines, however what does this phrase really mean? What are the flaws of the Imperial Presidency, and is it wise to give so much power to a single executive? We will seek to address the former in this article. The Imperial Presidency is a term used … Continue reading The Flaws of the Imperial Presidency