Author: Thea Koper

The Passing of the King: Thailand’s New Era

King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The recent passing of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has thrust the country into a period of mourning, leaving its people shocked and uncertain about the future lying ahead. King Bhumibol died at the age of 88 on October 14. His was…

The Refugee Crisis: A Global Catastrophe

A Syrian refugee child at the border town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

The issue of refugees seeking asylum is unfortunately not a recent phenomenon to affect countries and their government leaders, but has long been present since violent conflicts and persecution have plagued the world. According to the United Nations High Commissioner…

Trump and the Erosion of the Internationalist Era

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1945 not only saw the end to the horrors and destruction brought on by one of the most devastating events in human history, but also reconfigured and redesigned the structure of the entire international community. The roles and responsibilities of North…

Brexit: Keep Calm and Carry On?

Crowds gather in protest against the EU referendum result

In the wake of Brexit, all is uncertain as the world scrambles for answers while scholars and pundits each advance their own explanations regarding this new world order and what a European Union without the United Kingdom would look like.…

Ransom Payments: A Double-Edged Sword

Robert Hall and John Ridsdel, two Canadians who were captured by the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf

Kidnapping foreign citizens in exchange for ransom money has become one of the key methods of financing and fuelling terrorism around the world. The debate surrounding this issue is complex due to its unique moral dimension, since countries have both a duty…