Poverty beyond Policies: GROOTLAAGTE, BOTSWANA

by Dangie Pheto

Africa

Style vs. Substance: How Much Weight Should Voters Really Place on Debates?

Reflecting upon the shortcomings of presidential debates

North America

Climate Change Awareness in the UK

Issy Williams, a recent graduate from the University of Bristol, explains how citizens and students of Bristol take action to make their city a more environmentally-friendly place.

Europe

Africa: Made in China?

by Sunday Jerome Salami

Africa

The Road to Nowhere: Carrying Risk at Border Control

The Unfortunate Green Passport?

Africa

The End of the West

How the post war liberal order is being challenged from within

Latin America

Between the Morbid and the Mundane

A new perspective on the true crime boom and why we are fascinated by violence and mystery.

Latin America

Europe between Vision and Division

The crisis of Multilateralism and the Franco-German Cooperation

Europe

Migration and Remittances: Which development?

Exploring the discrepancy between policy assumptions and lived realities in Africa

Africa

"The economy, stupid."

The outcome of Argentina's presidential election could determine the success of right wing governments in Latin America

Latin America

The Repatriation of an Indian Pilot

Prisoners of War in Pakistan

Asia & Oceania

Venezuela: Up for Grabs

How the South American country became the focus of international power plays

Latin America

The State of A Fragmented Union

As Trump nears the end of his presidency, his addresses are emblematic of a divided nation

North America

Community Colleges in America

Reforming the nation’s community college space

North America

Consequences of Leaving

Two Puerto Rican college student’s thoughts regarding Puerto Rican migration in the 1900s and 2017

Latin America

Shouting, Remembering, and Beauty

Facets of a Misunderstood African Mindset

Africa

Soldiers Forgotten

Khashoggi’s death and its forgotten predecessors in Latin America

Latin America

Fragmented and Ignored Constituencies

Weighing in on the current state of municipal governments in the United States

North America

Systemic Violence & Structural Conservatism in Greece

The tragic lynching of Zak Kostopoulos

Europe

Seeking Knowledge Beyond Societal Barriers

The experiences of a Libyan graduate student residing in France

Middle East & North Africa

America’s Place on the World Stage

In the Trump Age

North America

Dismantling the Global North’s Narratives

What do Medium, Black Panther and Afrofuturism all have in common?

Africa

Far Far Away: Emigration and Diaspora From Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's emigration conundrum

Africa

Consequences, Policy and Humanity

Unsubstantiated deportation in the United States

Latin America

Combatting Restricted Ballot Access

Making room for the independent voter

North America

Gender Inequality in Japan

Japan’s failure to address gender equality contradicts its image as a developed nation

Asia & Oceania

Our "Mea Culpa" Moment in the Fight for Legal Abortions

Equal access to maternal health in Argentina

Latin America

Libyan Women in Entrepreneurship

Lubna’s Zantouti’s vision for young women in Libya

Middle East & North Africa

Perspectives on the Resistance of the Creole Identity

A focus on the Mascarenes Islands: Mauritius and La Réunion

Africa

Pride in the Modern World

Finding the warm, welcoming LGBTQ+ community within a Pride parade

North America

The Global Discourse on Climate Change

Exploring the power dynamics involved in the climate change debate

Middle East & North Africa

What Remains on the Horizon: President Mnangagwa's First 100 Days

A conclusion to the analysis of the President's first 100 days

Africa

The “Testing Regime” in American Public Schools

How an increase in standardized testing since NCLB has affected the quality of public education

North America

President Mnangagwa's First 100 Days

An assessment of Zimbabwe's new President of Zimbabwe in his first 100 days

Africa

Fraud, Racketeering and Money Laundering: The Rabbit Hole of Corruption in International Football

FIFA - An ongoing corruption scheme

Latin America

The Journey That Should Not Be

The crusade for a better life and the urgency for a nuanced conversation on immigration

Latin America

The Forensics of Death in Puerto Rico

The precarious situation of the Forensic Science Institute of Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria

Latin America

Of Butterflies and Bullets

Security decisions in a globalized world

Latin America

Changing the Artistic Scene for Libyan Women

Women have taken the initiative to lead and foster sisterhood and artistic spheres in Libya

Middle East & North Africa

The Displacement of the Arab Identity

Reflections on what it is to be "Arab"

Middle East & North Africa

The Right To Be Independent: Crisis in Catalonia

Two Catalans share their perspectives about the independence movement in Catalonia

Europe

Alibaba Group: The Modern-Day Exemplar of Soft-Power

Alibaba’s marriage of private-sector economics with China's state politics

Asia & Oceania

Excluding the American Majority

Examining the closed primary and its impact on the American electorate

North America

The Telescope War on Mauna Kea

The fight of the Native Hawaiian people against scientists’ plan to build a telescope on their sacred mountain

North America

A Review of Bill 101

The relevance of one of the most consequential laws in Canadian history forty years later

North America

A Tale of Two Rios

From Brazil’s tourism capital to problem city

Latin America

To Join or Leave

How Viktor Orbán’s nationalist politics have exacerbated Hungary’s emigration crisis

Europe

What Are Tunisian Youth Waiting For?

An in-depth look at the "Fech Nestanaw?" movement

Middle East & North Africa

Why France Needs to Change Its Policy on Religion

Due to its strict secularist policies, France is barrelling towards a conflict with its Muslim population

Europe

Confederate War Memorials: Perspectives on Confronting the Past

Reigniting a debate over the morality and necessity of monuments

North America

‘We chose to be refugees instead of killing people’

An interview with a Syrian refugee

Europe

Who Is Justin Trudeau?

The portrait of the Canadian Prime Minister two years into his first term

North America

Living Ethically in the World Costs

An Ivy League lecturer shares their story, and why they cannot afford basic healthcare

Latin America

The Sochi World Festival of Youth and Students

An exercise of Russian soft power

Europe

Beyond Marriage, Inheritance, or Driving: Tunisian Youth Call for Real Gender Equality

The state of gender equality in Tunisian public schools

Middle East & North Africa

Not All Democracies Are Friends

How centuries of historical conflict shaped the rocky relationship between the Republic of Korea and Japan

Asia & Oceania

College Promise Programs

An innovation in higher education access for lower-income and underrepresented students

North America

China’s 19th Party Congress

China's President Xi's declaration that the country has entered into a new political era

Asia & Oceania

Changing the Nature of Sexual Assault Investigations

The Trump administration's policy changes that will influence how American universities address sexual assault cases

North America

Why Trump Won’t Pivot to Rebuilding America

Donald Trump's trillion dollar campaign promise

North America

Bulgaria's Celebrity Migrant Hunter

A Bulgarian vigilante has gained fame in Southern Europe for capturing Middle Eastern migrants

Europe

Puerto Rico & Hurricane Maria: The Aftermath

A personal account of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

North America

The Nature of Nondisclosure

The harmful implications of nondisclosure agreements in the workplace as vehicles of silence

North America

China’s OBOR: Harbinger of a New Global Economic Order

A monumental economic and geopolitical project designed by China to take a more central role in world affairs

Asia & Oceania

President of German Parliament's Interview with The Metric

An exclusive insight into the current state of German politics

Europe

Innovating Long Distance Transportation

The capabilities of high-speed rail and its viability in the United States

North America

The Case for Rational Zionism

How the modern debate on Zionism can learn from the intellectual trends of past centuries and adopt reason instead of dogma

Middle East & North Africa

The Rise of the Far-Right in Europe

How the far-right has amassed support in the wake of Europe’s migrant crisis

Europe

Giving School Choice a Fair Hearing

The continuing debate over the future of the American education system

North America

Sensible Prison Reform and the Benefit for State Budgets

How reforming the contemporary American correctional system can economize state budgets

North America

Dissecting the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The dynamics of one of the Middle East's worst civil conflicts

Middle East & North Africa

Living in Paradise

An inside look into the failing socioeconomic conditions of Puerto Rico, America’s largest offshore territory

North America

The Return of Gunboat Diplomacy in the South China Sea

Recent incidents in the South China Sea undermining America’s interests in Asia and its protection of free navigation

Asia & Oceania

Universal Basic Income

An answer to the automation revolution?

North America