Americas, USA, Opinion, Science & Tech
Africa, Somalia, Somaliland, Human Rights, Politics
During the 2016 U.S. election, Donald Trump stood on the podium during a rally in West Virginia. Trump had chosen West Virginia, historically an epicenter for coal production, to unleash his full support for what he perceived as an ‘American’ energy source. In front of the screaming crowd, he donned a coal miners hat and gave a vague series of talking points on his support of coal.
Americas, USA, Marshall Islands, Human Rights, Politics
Imagine that you are in a nice, grassy park, sitting on a bench, looking out at a river. There’s bustling shipping economy, and within a few miles, you can see a stadium that holds the largest horse race in the U.S.
Africa, CAR, Human Rights, Politics
Colonialism is a term that people think about everywhere because for hundreds of years it was the go-to method for encountering new places. Especially in recent years, people have started to study the consequences of colonialism all over the globe — ranging from Apartheid in South Africa to the backlash of extremist ideologies in the Middle East.
Asia-Pacific, China, Politics
On March 24th, 2013, a group of Seleka rebels finished a nearly four-month long assault on Bangui, the capital city of the Central African Republic. The attack started after several rebel groups claimed that the CAR government wasn’t abiding by peace treaties signed in 2008 after the Central African Republic Bush War.
Americas, USA, Puerto Rico, Politics
When Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, people started wondering about the U.S.’s world economic power. Every other world leader stayed in the agreement, and it became clear for some countries that they wanted distance from the U.S.
Asia-Pacific, Myanmar, Human Rights, Politics, Editor's Choice
As Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” continues to dominate the U.S. charts as one of the most successful Latin American songs in modern U.S. history, many people are watching the music video and finding themselves drawn into the cities and beaches of Puerto Rico.
Africa, Chad, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, Human Rights, Editor's Choice
Is ethnic cleansing happening in Myanmar? There are some key themes that can usually be used to define ethnic cleansing. Some of these include ideas like military control, state media propaganda, violence happening against a growing minority group, etc…
Asia-Pacific, China, Taiwan, Politics
#In the first world, we generally understand our privilege when compared to many other countries. We know that there’s more terrorism in the Middle East, less government stability in Venezuela, and the Maldives is disappearing due to climate change. What we never hear about, however, is the Lake Chad Crisis.
Americas, Cuba, Politics
According to its constitution, the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, controls a staggering 11 million square kilometers of land, which makes it the second largest country in the world after Russia and before Canada.
Walking down the streets of Havana, it’s difficult not to be struck by the sheer beauty of the city. The dilapidated buildings are painted all sorts of fantastic colors, from bright lime greens and oranges to deep reds and solid blues.