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Belarus: Time to End the Dictatorship

Belarus: Time to End the Dictatorship

Shouts of ‘fascists’ and ‘long live Belarus’ filled the streets of Minsk, Brest, Grodno, and other cities across Belarus during protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The protests occurred on 25 March during the celebration of the 99th anniversary of the proclamation of the Belarus People’s Republic as a result of the president’s newest decree:...
The Philippines’ War on the Poor

The Philippines’ War on the Poor

With the goal of ending the war on drugs, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has promised his people a drug free country at the price of murdering his own citizens. While drug users represent only 3 per cent of the population, Duterte has resorted to extremes in order to ensure that the percentage falls to 0...
A Win for Russia or a Win for the People?

A Win for Russia or a Win for the People?

A drastic change in political ideologies often results in a shift towards a new national identity. The recent elections in Moldova and Bulgaria mark Eastern Europe’s shift from a pro-European Union stance towards a pro-Russian one. Igor Dodon of Moldova and Ruman Radev of Bulgaria both came into power through the people’s desire to break...
Switzerland: The Rejection of Anti-Immigrant Policies by the People

Switzerland: The Rejection of Anti-Immigrant Policies by the People

A sigh of relief swept across Switzerland when a controversial proposal from the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) lost in a recent vote on 28 February. The proposal stated that if a foreigner committed two crimes, whether the crimes were minor or major, they would be expelled from the Swiss state. With a 58.9 per cent...
‘Why is Greece Guilty?’

‘Why is Greece Guilty?’

The inability to act upon a humanitarian crisis calls into question the ethical and moral values of a state. With the rising influx of refugees entering the European Union, Greece finds itself at the epicentre of the crisis. Due to the proximity of its borders to the Middle East, Greece, especially the island of Lesbos,...