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  • What’s in a Name: Terrorism in the South Caucasus

    In the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, a lot of accusations of employing terrorists are being thrown around. This article will examine these accusations, the history of terrorism in the conflict and what the use of militants means for the region and the conflict.

  • The Evolution of Revolution

    The nation of Belarus is bursting to the seams with protests against Europe’s so-called “last dictator”. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who holds a totalitarian grip, has failed to eradicate the protests despite conducting mass arrests and torture. President Lukashenko lives in a euphoric Soviet past and has proved to stop at almost nothing to maintain his totalitarian grip over Belarusian society. Currently, there is an ongoing conflict between a civil society striving for national change and a stubborn tyrant adamant to maintain a Soviet-like state. Who will come out on top of this crisis? Belarusian society will overthrow President Lukashenko if they continue to stubbornly protest. 

  • OPINION | The Other Cost of Post-Secondary Education

    With more and more women deciding to put off starting families because of career, education and lifestyle it may be worth examining what the potential consequences of those decision may turn out to be. This article considers the idea that this “one has plenty of time” theory may result in a generation of people with serious regrets.

  • Stand Up and (Finally) Be Counted: Paganism’s Changing Future in Scotland

    The next Scottish census will be in 2021 and this will be the first year that ‘Pagan’ is offered as an option in the religion category. This is an awaited breakthrough for the community of this minority religion who have never had official recognition in a census, and who have fought for the past 20 years to have more coverage, respect, and official statistics surrounding their numbers in Scotland.

  • How Does Separating Plastic Waste in the USA and Europe Affect Asia and the World’s Ocean Pollution Crisis?

    This article examines whether or not separating garbage in the USA and Europe would help reduce the ocean waste that accumulates near Asian countries. It does so by integrating the environmental and economic point of views and by grounding the regional differences of plastics waste and recycling in the available data.

  • The Politics of Defining Vulnerability: The Need to Shift from Viewing Indigenous Girls as Willful Statistics to Being Additionally Vulnerable

    The formal definition of a vulnerable child or youth used by most Canadian provinces points to factors such as age, disability and, more vaguely, the general risk of abuse or neglect. But these factors do not encompass indigenous women and girls. Consequently, to fully understand the meaning of vulnerability and it’s relationship to colonialism, racism, misogyny and sexism, there is a need to use an intersectional lens that takes Indigenous feminist thought into account.

  • The Lobbying Debate in Latin America

    Lobby regulation is frequently recommended as an important measure that governments should implement to reduce corruption. However, that is not the case for Latin America where most citizens lack a basic understanding of the policy-making process. A change in citizens’ perceptions about lobbying activities is thus a prior necessity, especially considering the background of most countries in the region when it comes to corruption. 

  • Virtual Health Care in Canada

    The benefits and features of virtual health care are gaining more attention as a possible solution that addresses the need for more accessible and convenient care. Moreover, the applied approaches to social distancing during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a durable, virtual health infrastructure. This article discusses the opportunities, challenges, and possibilities of the virtualization of health care services.

  • OPINION | Discontinuing Community Contributions: YouTube’s Way of Disabling the Deaf

    In deciding to ignore the needs of its non-hearing members, YouTube’s decision to remove community contributions will severely hinder their deaf demographic. This incredible lack of empathy and sensibility may prove how little consideration major media institutions truly have for issues of accessibility.

  • Worlds Apart: COVID19 and the Roma community in Slovakia

    COVID19 has exacerbated the discrimination and challenges faced by the Roma community in Slovakia. Their precarious living conditions and safety need to be addressed by the Government. More accountability and action needs to be provided by the Government to alleviate the struggles they face. This is essential before unity can be achieved between Slovakia and the Roma community.