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Famine: A global problem in need of a global solution

Famine: A global problem in need of a global solution

The United Nations declared a famine in South Sudan on 21 February 2017, ‘the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years.’ The BBC reported that the Sudanese government and the United Nations stated, ‘that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine’ and that,...
India’s Demonetisation: Short-Term Pain For Long-Term Gain

India’s Demonetisation: Short-Term Pain For Long-Term Gain

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, shook the economic world on 8 November 2016 with his unprecedented ban on certain Indian currency bills – known in India as the demonetisation policy – which among other things was put in place to curb black money, and create a credit-driven economy in the name of his anti-corruption...
CETA

CETA

On 30 October 2016, Canada and the European Union signed what is being referred to as the largest trade of the decade: The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Considered a milestone in trade agreements, the BBC states that the ‘deal removes 99 per cent of tariffs’ and plans to ‘generate and increase in trade...
Former President of Israel Shimon Peres’ Death Compels Thoughts on Peace

Former President of Israel Shimon Peres’ Death Compels Thoughts on Peace

28 September 2016 marked a day of global mourning with the death of former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres who passed at the age of 93. Leaders and statesmen from all over the world gathered to pay tribute to Peres and reflect on his impactful career as a leader. Leaders such as...