Author: Arnavi Mehta

What’s in Store for Canadian Trade?

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Donald Trump’s accession to presidency of the United States has given Canadians a plethora of reasons to be worried. His insistence on withdrawing from or renegotiating free trade agreements with Canada is perhaps the biggest worry. Canada’s exports to the U.S. account…

Demonetisation: Taking India to Uncharted Territories

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Few fiscal policies result in overnight changes to an economy, but Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation program in 2016 was a policy intended to combat corruption and tax fraud that ended up jolting the economy’s output within a couple…

The Vicious Cycle of the War on Drugs

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The War on Drugs has been central to discussions at numerous assemblies in the United Nations. The most recent assembly took place between the 19th and 21st of April in New York. The assembly noted the alarming irony that, despite increased…

Flight of the International Students’ Trend

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Getting an education abroad is an increasingly likely prospect for students across the globe, especially for those living in the Global South. In the 2014 – 2015 academic year, the world’s stock of internationally mobile students grew to approximately 5 million. Advocates of globalisation tend…

Germany’s Refugee Lines and Trying Times

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In the summer of 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a historic and generous refugee policy allowing thousands of asylum seekers into Germany. It is a decision she continues to stand by strongly. However, Merkel cannot help but acknowledge the flaws…

Here’s To New Friendships: US-Cuba Relations and Their Economic and Human Rights Implications

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Barack Obama’s speech in Havana, on the 21st of March, was addressed to an engaged crowd of Cuban citizens eager to learn about a new era of American-Cuban reconciliation and prosperity. Calls for the strengthening of economic ties and a…