Asia

The Myanmarese military's continued use of child soldiers

Myanmar has gained attention from news outlets around the world since the February 1st coup. Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, seized control of the government after…

Maren Smith

Pakistan, Paris and Patriarchy - the universal challenge of freedom faced by Muslim women

On the 8th of March 2021, hundreds of people gathered in cities across Pakistan for the annual International Woman’s Day March. Now in its fourth year, the Aurat Azadi March (Women’s Freedom March) has become a prolific event in the country, taking place in cities such as Islamabad and Karachi.…

Lily Ullah

The farmers of India and their fight for justice

In late 2020, the Indian Government passed what has been termed as "The Farmers Bills," three acts that have caused an outcry on the part of the farmers and their supporters.…

Kallam Nandra

A ‘maybe’ genocide? The domestic and international factors enabling the Rohingya genocide

A military coup, arrest of state councilor Aung San Suu Kyi and ongoing popular protests again thrust Myanmar into the limelight.  Once a beacon for human…

Nikita Pravilshchikov

Commercial whaling in Japan: what is the impact?

On the 30th of June 2019, Japan left the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the global body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling. Therefore, since July 2019, Japan has resumed commercial whaling within its own waters.…

Alice Holmes

South Korea: a stellar example of how to fight a pandemic?

South Korea’s management of the COVID-19 crisis has been hailed as a success story throughout the past year. Reflecting on the past year, one may…

Hannah Scollen