The Sino-Indian border dispute being at a standstill, the two rising nations are now competing not through violence, but by asserting their power through international influence, such as through vaccine diplomacy. While there are humanitarian and altruistic purposes involved, the political ambition behind the campaign of exporting COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries is worth discussing.
These discoveries stand as a stark reminder to non-Indigenous people that the country known as ‘Canada’ is not only built upon the genocide of Indigenous peoples, but that this extends to Indigenous children in these residential schools.
President Moïse’s declaration of a state of emergency on March 16th marked the first official recognition of the political crisis which swept over Haiti at the start of the year. Escalation of the crisis over recent months has led to widespread civilian protests, increasingly violent repression by the Haitian National Police (PNH), a surge in crime rates across the country, and a destabilisation of authority.
Partly due to its desirable coastal location, the land now known as Gaza has been fought over countless times throughout history, but the modern conflict dates back to 1948 when the state of Israel was officially proclaimed, with the support of the United States.
The burden of meeting high expectations for the 2022 World Cup have been largely shouldered by the country’s large population of migrant labourers who form the basis of the crews of the construction projects.
Vaccine passports will exacerbate existing inequalities caused by globalization: allowing the rich to accelerate a return to their accustomed freedom of movement while the poor are physically and economically restricted, with limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine
Qatar can certainly be condemned for several things. However, in 2017 Qatar, along with the rest of the world, was taken aback by the predicament that presented itself with regards to the small Gulf kingdom.
Donald Trump’s embarrassing fall from power in November 2020 carries a bleak omen for other crass right-wing leaders like Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro’s campaign tactics from 2018 will not work again, with his anti-establishment rhetoric not carrying the same appeal since his policies have resulted in countless deaths.
Following the Black Lives Matter protests this summer, many were concerned that the movement would not translate into meaningful change. Transitional justice is a step that can be taken by the US to keep the rallying cries of the summer alive.