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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

Is the Ugandan State on the Road to Totalitarianism?

At the start of May 2019, Uganda, the so-called Pearl of Africa, has faced yet another political crackdown on journalism and freedom of speech. The current regime through the Uganda Communications Commission issued a letter to suspend 30 journalists on Friday, May 3, 2019. “Uganda’s press regulator ordered 13 local media groups to suspend news […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

The Rise of “Youth Committees” in Canada

Various organizations throughout Canada have sought to develop their own Youth Advisory Committees, which gather information from individuals, generally aged 13-19, but some up to 25. The goal of the committees is to hear directly from young people about how to best engage them to grow their influence. They also offer opportunities for students to […]

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World Politics & Affairs

A Brief History and Analysis of Iran–Israeli Relations

Iran calls Israel “The Little Satan.” Israel calls Iran “the greatest threat to [its] security”. It’s evident that Israel and Iran don’t exactly have warm relations. But, Iran was the second Muslim-majority country to recognize Israel in 1948. Under the Shah of Iran before the 1979 Islamic revolution, the two countries did enjoy close and […]

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Opinion United States

(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 […]

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Business & Markets Editor's Blog Policy Analysis United States

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 […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand’s Youngest Prime Minister, a DJ, and a Feminist.

Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is the youngest Prime Minister of New Zealand in 150 years, as well as the island nation’s third female leader. On seven separate occasions, Ardern had been offered, but declined to accept, the position of Labour party leader. She was a list MP in 2008, and in February was elected to the […]

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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 […]