In the aftermath of the shocking Brexit vote, many are now starting to speculate on the future of the European Union. The prospect of future exits by EU member states is looking more and more possible by the day due to political tension between member states amid the monumental refugee crisis. Read More
*Writer’s note: I do not identify with either community mentioned in this article; this is simply an outsider’s observation.
In the weeks following the worst mass shooting in American history, many Muslim-Americans have feared the backlash that has inevitably followed. After tragedies like the one in Orlando, communities are often pitted against each other out of fear and a desire to swiftly and unfairly point the blame at a particular group. The shooting, which was committed as a hate crime against the gay community by a Muslim-American man, has evoked a flurry of accusations about rampant homophobia in the Muslim community. Read More
Fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia broke out last week in the tiny Eritrean border town of Tsorona. It was the most significant clash between the two east African adversaries since the 1998 border war, and has consequently brought up worries of another full-blown war. The relationship between Eritrea and Ethiopia has been called one of “no war, no peace” in reference to its Cold War-like stalemate. Read More
Venezuela is in a state of utter chaos and the government is being awfully cryptic about it. President Nicolas Maduro declared a constitutional state of emergency on Friday reportedly in order to “prepare to denounce, neutralize and overcome the external and foreign aggressions against [Venezuela].” Maduro, the heir of former President Hugo Chavez, didn’t provide many details about the reasons for the announcement, but indicated that the decision was made in case of a “foreign attack.” Read More
Six men found guilty of crimes against “civilian national security” were hanged on Sunday in Afghanistan. The executions, which were meant to set an example to future extremists, including the Taliban, mark a shift in the Afghan government’s crackdown on extremism. Read More
Every young generation receives a certain amount of flack from older generations for being “unrealistically liberal,” but there’s really no doubt about it: Millennials are more liberal than any other comparable young generation in the past, and even those who identify with the Republican party are significantly more liberal than their older counterparts. Young people today are of the mindset that “America needs a moral rebirth.” Read More