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?’

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…

VP Harris Misses the Point on Guatemala and Immigration

VP Harris Misses the Point on Guatemala and Immigration

By Quentin Choy June 9, 2021 Vice President Kamala Harris recently went on her first foreign trip as vice president to Mexico and Guatemala to deal with the issue of migration and asylum seekers from the region. Harris echoed already existing migration policy saying that those who tried to cross the U.S. border would be…

U.S. Commits to Share 80 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Globally

U.S. Commits to Share 80 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Globally

By Quentin Choy June 3, 2021 The Biden administration announced its plans by the end of June to distribute 80 million COVID-19 vaccines to countries around the world, especially to those who are suffering from variants and increased cases such as India and Brazil. Regions such as Latin America and Southeast Asia are also emphasized.…

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…

Anti-American Sentiments on the Rise in India Due to U.S. Inaction on COVID-19

Anti-American Sentiments on the Rise in India Due to U.S. Inaction on COVID-19

By Quentin Choy May 3, 2021 With around 19 million confirmed cases of coronavirus cases ravaging India, and with a reluctant United States to send vaccine support, anti-American sentiments in India is on the rise and for good reason. Startling images of mass cremations have startled the world as India deals with a massive outbreak…

As U.S. Recovers, COVID-19 Pandemic Ravages Developing World – WHO Identifies This as Pandemic’s Worst Point Ever

As U.S. Recovers, COVID-19 Pandemic Ravages Developing World – WHO Identifies This as Pandemic’s Worst Point Ever

By Quentin Choy April 26, 2021 In the U.S., many Americans are receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. I have received mine about 20 minutes before I sat down to write this. Simultaneously, Japan has vaccinated just over 1% of its population, raising concerns over the country’s ability to host the Olympics in…

America’s Longest War: Biden Seeks to End 20 Year Long Afghanistan War and Bring Troops Home

America’s Longest War: Biden Seeks to End 20 Year Long Afghanistan War and Bring Troops Home

President Joe Biden has announced plans to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the 20 year long Afghanistan War. The war was declared against the Taliban government in response to their refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden following the September 11 attacks. Being the longest war in United States history, many…

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