Peru’s Presidential Election in Historical Context: “Markets Versus Marxism”

Peru’s Presidential Election in Historical Context: “Markets Versus Marxism”

The U.S. has a long history of interfering in Latin America when their leaders view from U.S. interests. Will Peru’s new president be deemed ‘acceptable?’

How Should Indigenous People Be Incorporated Into Western Society?

How Should Indigenous People Be Incorporated Into Western Society?

Following the discovery of mass graves at Canada’s residential schools, how should Canada approach the indigenous issue? Six countries may hold the answer.

Blood on Their Hands: How Both Political Parties Are Complicit in Killing American Democracy

Blood on Their Hands: How Both Political Parties Are Complicit in Killing American Democracy

While the January 6th insurrection was a blatant disregard of democracy, both parties have contributed to the erosion of democracy for years.

G-7 World Leaders Agree on Global Distribution of 500m Vaccines to Poorest Nations

G-7 World Leaders Agree on Global Distribution of 500m Vaccines to Poorest Nations

By Quentin Choy June 10, 2021 President Joe Biden spoke to G-7 World leaders to join him and the United States in its effort to share 500 million coronavirus vaccines with poorer, struggling, deindustrialized nations around the world to put an end to COVID-19. This comes on top of his announcement to share 80 million…

America’s Greatest Traitor: Michael Flynn Wants Myanmar-style Military Coup

America’s Greatest Traitor: Michael Flynn Wants Myanmar-style Military Coup

By Quentin Choy May 31, 2021 Former national security advisor to Donald Trump, Michael Flynn made incredibly concerning comments at a QAnon conference regarding American democracy. While I usually avoid discussing QAnon and its followers on this blog, Michael Flynn was a person who once wielded immense power in U.S. government, and his comments should…

What Should the Democracies of the World Do About Lukashenko’s Belarus?

What Should the Democracies of the World Do About Lukashenko’s Belarus?

By Quentin Choy May 30, 2021 For the past few days, I couldn’t really think of anything worth blogging about, but I was hearing and reading a lot about what was going on in Belarus, and today, I was scrolling through Reddit, when I saw a title of a user’s post that read: “We (NATO)…

Samoa Power Struggle Ends; First Female Prime Minister Elected

Samoa Power Struggle Ends; First Female Prime Minister Elected

By Quentin Choy May 25, 2021 A constitutional crisis in Samoa concluded with the swearing in of Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, leader of the Faith in the One True God (FAST) Party. She defeated incumbent prime minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, who leads the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP). Sualauvi suspended the meeting of parliamentary sitting…

Global Community Must Increase Pressure on Myanmar to be Taken Seriously

Global Community Must Increase Pressure on Myanmar to be Taken Seriously

With over 700 people killed since the military coup on February 1, not much has changed since then. Civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is still being detained by the military, and young men are being “disappeared” by armed forces in the middle of the night. Min Aung Hlaing, the leader of the coup still…

Abhorrent Killings of Children in Myanmar

Abhorrent Killings of Children in Myanmar

By Quentin Choy April 1, 2021 A 6 year old girl was shot and killed by police in Myanmar following the coup by the Burmese military. Khin Myo Chit was shot after police kicked the door open, and Khin ran to her father. According to Khin’s sister, the police asked her father if there were…

Russian Interference Back for Round Two

Russian Interference Back for Round Two

By Quentin Choy March 16, 2021 I am sick and tired hearing about how the Russians interfered in U.S. elections. Today, an intelligence community report found that Russia interfered in the 2020 election to “denigrate Joe Biden.” Americans don’t need Russians to tell them about Biden’s flaws. According to CNN, the report also found that…

A Brief History of U.S. Intervention in Latin America During the 20th Century

A Brief History of U.S. Intervention in Latin America During the 20th Century

By Quentin Choy March 9, 2021 While the United States was heavily involved in the domestic affairs of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, the 20th Century saw a changing dynamic in American interests and justification for U.S. interventionism in the region. Various patterns for intervention throughout the 1935 to 1990 period included protection…

Sister Ann Rose Nu Twang: Inspiration From a Burmese Nun

Sister Ann Rose Nu Twang: Inspiration From a Burmese Nun

By Quentin Choy March 9, 2021 When I first saw the image of Sister Ann Rose Nu Twang kneeling before two Burmese soldiers, begging them not to shoot protesters, one word came to mind: historic. The nun said in an interview with The Guardian: “I knelt down … begging them not to shoot and torture…

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