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  • Phil Ochs. Source: Wikimedia Commons

    Phil Ochs – Iron Lady

    Phil Ochs was an American topical folk singer-songwriter, most active, politically and artistically, in the 1960’s counterculture era. His strenuous advocacy of peace, freedom, equality, social fairness, human rights and human dignity inspired nearly all of his music, and that very same music, in turn, inspired or gave voice...
  • What are we protecting?

    The American Bison, which is the symbol of the Native American culture and the national mammal of the United States, was numbering once up to 50 million in North America. Today bison have dramatically decreased in numbers, more than any other species on Earth, as they were nearly hunted...
  • Boys will be boys?

    Donald Trump’s blatant misogyny has been catalyzing a shift in how we accept or reject perceptions of masculinity. This is especially evident since the release of the now infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women to TV personality Billy Bush. This tape may...
  • Keep your friends close

    In what some will see as the latest step in the political ladder to Cold War version 2.0, Russia has been denied a place on the UN’s Human Rights Council after the UN General Assembly failed to vote for it as one of 14 new members. Brazil, China, Cuba,...
  • Obama’s targeted killing legacy

    Eight years ago, Barack Obama was elected as president on the back of a campaign driven by the principle of change. Obama positioned himself as the antithesis to George Bush. In particular, he stressed the need for changes to the war on terror; vehemently objecting to the illegality and...
  • Mitigating an Armed Conflict in South China Sea

    In the first part, we have discussed the contingencies and implications that can occur in South China Sea with respect to the United States of America. The territorial claims in the sea are mainly connected with two islands viz. Spratly and Paracel and the distribution of maritime boundary in...
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    Implications of an Armed Conflict in South China Sea

    South China Sea, a marginal sea in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, is believed to hold massive natural gas and oil reserves beneath its seabed. It is an archipelago where uninhabited islands are subjected to sovereign claims by China, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia. Freedom of navigation...
  • Breaking the Ice

    With the melting of the Arctic icecap and opening of new sea lanes (see previous article here), many countries are expecting to benefit from the upcoming development of economic activities in the High North, ranging from shipping to mining, to drilling. However, the Arctic’s harsh climate often renders these activities...
  • The US is quietly making “new friends” to better contain China

    The United States held a 3-day military training in February at its Northern Warfare Training Centre located in Black Rapids, Alaska. The event gathered 12 nations and aimed at enhancing cooperation and capacities in the High North. Black Rapids’ harsh climate and rugged terrain allowed the military to improve...
  • Billie Holiday performing at Downbeat, New York, in 1947. William P. Gottlieb/Wikimedia Commons

    “Strange Fruit”- Billie Holiday

    First recorded by the famous jazz singer Billie Holiday, ‘Strange Fruit’ is a song about the lynching of black people in Southern America in the first half of the 20th Century. It was first written as a poem by teacher Abel Meerpol and was then was published in 1937....
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