The President Who Cried Wolff

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has gotten a mixed response, to say the least. Regardless of the claims of ‘fiction’ coming from the White House, it sent ripples through the American populace. Sales have soared since the release of the novel, quickly climbing to the top of the bestsellers list….

Rethinking Disability and Inspiration

Twenty six year old Alex Roca is just a normal young man with a passion for endurance sports, in his own opinion. Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, he is set to participate in the Titan Desert, a six-day mountain bike race across the Sahara Desert in Morocco. He says his biggest inspiration has been…

The Resurgence of Nationalism: A Social Science Perspective

   The most well-known definition of nationalism was proposed by Professor Anthony Smith (2001) who defined it as “an ideological movement for attaining and maintaining autonomy, unity, and identity for a population which some of its members deem to constitute an actual or potential ‘nation’.” Nationalism, such defined, is gaining momentum globally in the form…

Reflecting on Zimbabwe after the Coup

When President Mugabe’s resignation letter was read by the speaker of Zimbabwe’s parliament, the news ignited mixed reactions. Whereas a section of Zimbabweans hoped this would be an end to an era of massive corruption, poverty, economic instability and dictatorship, others saw this as a mere change of guard. Few weeks after being sworn in…

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…

Happy New Year, from The Youth Journal

Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year from everybody here at The Youth Journal! Over the course of the past nine months, we’ve published almost 200 articles, and attracted nearly 9,000 viewers from across the globe. One of the most remarkable things that I’ve noticed in all this is that if you look at the map,…

Millions in the Line of Fire: The Responsibility to Protect in Yemen

In Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, there has been a civil war raging since Houthis rebels took over the country’s capital in 2014. After the president was ousted in 2011, the country became unstable and progressed towards war. With the Houthis being ideologically opposed to many of Yemen’s neighbors, the surrounding countries…

An Open Letter to Andrew Scheer.

When a potential Prime Minister has a problem with upholding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, all citizens have reason to be concerned.

Canadian Cellphone Price Drop

We live in a digital world, connected by the device in the palm of our hands. But this can become costly. There is some good news though, for Canadians at least. According to a report from Nordicity Group Limited, commissioned by the Canadian federal government said that lower-tier cellphone plan prices have dropped significantly over the…

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…