The 2022 Beijing Games Boycott, Explained

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing is officially underway, with nearly 3,000 athletes competing in 109 events from Feb. 4 to Feb. 20. There has been no shortage of controversy in the Games. Several countries have declared a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics, citing China’s alleged genocide against the Uyghur Muslim population in Xinjiang … Continue reading The 2022 Beijing Games Boycott, Explained

One Year into Myanmar’s Military Coup

Myanmar has faced political upheaval since the coup d'état of Feb. 1, 2021. Faced with  political, economic, and humanitarian crises, Myanmar remains a subject of international condemnation and assistance. What did the Myanmar Government Look Like Before the Coup? After being colonized by Britain in the 19th century, Burma became independent after the Japanese invasions … Continue reading One Year into Myanmar’s Military Coup

Portugal’s Socialist Party Wins a Majority in Parliament

On January 30, Portugal’s Socialist Party won 41.7% of the vote and 117 seats in the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic. The victory of the social-democratic Socialist Party is unique in that it is only the second time in Portugal’s history that a single party is able to govern alone without a coalition. The centrist-right … Continue reading Portugal’s Socialist Party Wins a Majority in Parliament

Boris Johnson’s Latest Controversy

Over the past few weeks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his office were exposed for breaking COVID-19 protocols. What was exposed? From May 2020 to April 2021, 14 social gatherings were held in and around 10 Downing Street, the prime minister’s main office and residence. Pictures and email invitations to the parties were leaked … Continue reading Boris Johnson’s Latest Controversy

Boris Johnson’s Latest Controversy

Over the past few weeks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his office were exposed for breaking COVID-19 protocols. What was exposed? From May 2020 to April 2021, 14 social gatherings were held in and around 10 Downing Street, the prime minister’s main office and residence. Pictures and email invitations to the parties were leaked … Continue reading Boris Johnson’s Latest Controversy

Crisis In the Northern Triangle

Anusha Rao A wave of migrants coming from a region of Central America, known as the Northern Triangle, has showcased how the culmination of poverty, violence, and instability in the area is forcing residents away. The Northern Triangle, comprising three countries- El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, have suffered from these chronic issues and despite attempts … Continue reading Crisis In the Northern Triangle

Polexit? Implications of Poland’s Landmark Supreme Court ruling

On Thursday Oct. 7, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that Poland’s national laws take supremacy over European Union (EU) laws, This marks the end of a cumulative battle between thePoland’s right-wing government and the EU. Since assuming his position in December 2017, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki implemented several changes to the Polish judiciary designed to … Continue reading Polexit? Implications of Poland’s Landmark Supreme Court ruling

Explaining the Pandora Papers

Just a few years after the Panama and the Paradise Papers of 2016 and 2017, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the Pandora Papers beginning Oct. 3, 2021. It is, by the volume of information uncovered, the biggest investigative piece by ICIJ yet, exposing many offshore accounts and shell companies of influential people … Continue reading Explaining the Pandora Papers

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment- What now?

Playa de El Zonte, El Salvador: a town of 3,000 inhabitants boasting incredible surf, great food, and the pioneering adoption of bitcoin as a main form of payment. Beach vendors, aiming to increase their sales to tourists who frequented El Zonte, decided to start accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. President Nayib Bukele cited … Continue reading El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment- What now?