How the ‘Washington Consensus’ allowed the global core to exploit the global periphery though unfair exchange from a World Systems Theory lens.

Josh Trood writes on the pitfalls of the Washington Consensus and the systematic explotation of countries in the global periphery

Sudan: A Revolution in the Making?

By Rob Johnston The 2011 Arab Springs shaped much of the contemporary Middle East and North African (MENA) region, but the large, mainly desert country of Sudan appeared to be unaffected. That is until now. In the past four weeks we have seen increasing tensions within the country as protestors take to the streets, speakingContinue reading “Sudan: A Revolution in the Making?”

Rwandan Genocide: How the UN facilitated one of the most devastating genocides in history

By Francis Forsey Content Warning: This article will discuss themes of genocide. ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ – George Santayana (1906) This popular quote has been emblazoned upon many murals and memorials, and ingrained in the hearts of many historians and political commentators. 24 years on, the UN hasContinue reading “Rwandan Genocide: How the UN facilitated one of the most devastating genocides in history”

Many say Djibouti could soon become the next Dubai or Singapore, so what is holding it back?

By Francis Forsey Known by few in common society, Djibouti is a country to watch. With a population of 942,333 (2016), and a land area of 23,200 km2, Djibouti is one the smallest countries in the international community. To compare Djibouti to the hegemonic states around the world, such the United States, Russia or China,Continue reading “Many say Djibouti could soon become the next Dubai or Singapore, so what is holding it back?”

What We’re Reading: ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Throughout this short and insightful book there is one powerful and potent message: Gender does matter, no matter the sex you are born with, the money you have, or where you come from.   The main purpose of this book is to act as a rallying cry, a point of call to use when confrontedContinue reading “What We’re Reading: ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”