The Odyssey of Afghan Women

Afghanistan is once again the center of the world’s attention, and for all the wrong reasons. The Taliban, freshly emboldened by the announcement from President Joe Biden that US and NATO troops would soon withdraw from Afghanistan, began intensifying their offensive to take provincial capitals and eventually Kabul. At the time of writing, Taliban forcesContinue reading “The Odyssey of Afghan Women”

The Israel – Palestine Conflict

In the early hours of Friday the 21st of May, news reports circulated that a ceasefire between the Israeli army and Hamas in the Gaza Strip was coming into effect. Bringing an end to a difficult and controversial 11 days of violence which had left more than 250 people killed (most of which residents ofContinue reading “The Israel – Palestine Conflict”

Can populism survive the pandemic?

Populism has undergone a sudden resurgence in the past years. Many have probably had an idea about the dangerous ideological factors that populism can have on democratic systems. Now, as the world continues to struggle with the global pandemic and all the other complex economic or social factors that fall in between, the true realityContinue reading “Can populism survive the pandemic?”

Jakarta: the future Lost City of Atlantis?

Severe monsoon floods have occurred throughout Jakarta for the last few weeks. According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, these floods were caused by heavy rains that overflowed several rivers around the city and to the surrounding crowded housing complexes. A statement put out by Sabdo Kurnianto, the acting head of Jakarta’s National Board forContinue reading “Jakarta: the future Lost City of Atlantis?”

Myanmar’s Military Launches a Coup-d’etat but Warns Citizens not to “Destroy Democracy”

Myanmar’s military has overturned the results of the country’s last year democratic elections as current leader Aung San Suu Kyi was set to hold on to the position of power. The military who seized that power last Monday, has now urged Myanmar’s masses who have set off in nation-wide protests not to “destroy democracy” followingContinue reading “Myanmar’s Military Launches a Coup-d’etat but Warns Citizens not to “Destroy Democracy””

“Take It Back!” Indonesia to Send Waste Back to Four Nations

Officials in Indonesia announced that the country will be sending 79 containers of hazardous materials back to the UK, the US, Australia, and New Zealand at the end of January this year. The Foreign Ministry had already called the envoys of the four nations to notify them about the plan and that Indonesia will doContinue reading ““Take It Back!” Indonesia to Send Waste Back to Four Nations”

Jokowi Announces End-of-Year Cabinet Reshuffle

The recent corruption cases involving the previous two ministers, (the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) left the mentioned positions vacant. This forced President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to find replacements as the country’s covid-19 cases reached a critical point. Addition to the cabinet’s underperformance, it proved to be aContinue reading “Jokowi Announces End-of-Year Cabinet Reshuffle”

Lockdown 2.0: A Not-So Merry Christmas for Some European Countries

A number of European countries have recently toughened their restrictions as the holidays approaches. These measures vary from strict lockdowns to night-time curfews as the countries plan a strategy that allows some extent of freedom for the Christmas period. Germany has reintroduced a strict lockdown as COVID-19 related deaths hit a new record high. AsContinue reading “Lockdown 2.0: A Not-So Merry Christmas for Some European Countries”

Don’t be a Dic(k)tator, Man

In the first few weeks of September, the country of Belarus has seen violent clashes between thousands of protesters and police after a rigged election resulted in another victory for Alexander Lukashenko. Otherwise known as Europe’s last dictator, Lukashenko has been in charge for 26 years now. (Wtf) As European Union leaders and a majorityContinue reading “Don’t be a Dic(k)tator, Man”

Facemask or Play Dead

Authorities in Jakarta asked people who violate mask-wearing rules (apparently super hard to follow for some people 🤷🏻‍♂️) to lay inside a mock-up coffin and contemplate where their actions went wrong. The media reported that people caught without a facemask in certain districts were told to spend some time in mock-up coffins as passers-by takeContinue reading “Facemask or Play Dead”

Thai in Thousands

The people of Thailand have taken to the streets of Bangkok and other major cities in the country to defy a harsh crackdown against the pro-democracy movement that is currently challenging both the Thai king and the prime minister.  As the people continue to stand against the police water cannons, rallies have started to spread across Thailand in the past few months asContinue reading “Thai in Thousands”

Indonesia’s ‘Jurassic Park’

This viral photo showing a Komodo dragon facing a construction truck sparked concerns about a “Jurassic Park themed” attraction being built on an Indonesian island. The much talked about multi-million dollar site is a part of the government’s plans to boost tourism in Komodo National Park. However, the viral image left many people to questionContinue reading “Indonesia’s ‘Jurassic Park’”