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December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 27

Indian democracy has endured for over seventy years, despite the occasional bumps in the road. The most notorious of these was ‘the Emergency,’ a 21-month period marred by mass arrests and t...

December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 20

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In the far east of Indonesia, thousands of miles from the capital of Jakarta, lies the area known as Western New Guinea. Made up of the provinces of Papua and West...

December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 23 

A Belt and Road international forum. Source: WikiMedia Commons

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an unprecedented undertaking. With the financial backing of a trillion U.S. doll...

December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 21

Plant-based meat alternatives were first introduced to China over 2000 years ago. The original purpose of these products was to support the Buddhist population and the religion’s commitment...

December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 25

In late August of 2017, Rajuma stood in a riverbank, alongside dozens of other Rohingya women, when soldiers ripped her baby from her arms, and threw him into a fire. Later, the same Myanmar...

December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 26

Tensions over colonial history between Japan and South Korea are at an all-time high. In August, government officials in South Korea decided to withdraw from the General Security of Military...

December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 22

The Shores of Kiribati. Source: WikiMedia Commons

Palauan legend tells of an insatiable giant who continuously ate but soon exhausted the resources of his caretakers. The villagers had no cho...

December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 24

When it comes to refugee policy, Australia is a land of contradictions. On the one hand, its refugee resettlement program is the third-largest in the world, bested only by the United States

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December 23, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 19

A mere seven-word tweet posted in mid-October sparked a massive shock and long lasting ripples in sports news, and later, the world. “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” tweeted out by...

December 22, 2019

Originally Published in the December 2019 Journal, Breaking the Silence, Pg. 10

In the Summer 2016 issue of Dabiq, ISIS’s premier recruitment and radicalization magazine, Abu Sa’d At-Trinidadi urged Muslim Trinidadians to wage Jihad within their home country and “make t...

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