Category: Africa

Canada’s Questionable Relationship

The Canadian military has authorized the use of one of its bases for testing and quality assurance by General Dynamics Land Systems, a private defence contractor who is set to provide the $15-billion sale of light-armoured vehicles to the Kingdom…

African Integration and Multilateralism in the Time of Brexit (Part I): The Fallout

With the United Kingdom reeling from the bewildering results of last month’s EU membership referendum, a concurrent re-examination of the European project is underway. Legitimately or not, what once seemed like an inevitable and unceasing process of regional integration now…

Burundi: the Other Refugee Crisis

Tensions arose in April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in office. Although opposition leaders condemned his act as unconstitutional, the Constitutional Court upheld his decision in May, amid allegations that judges…

Is Algeria Doomed to Its Past?

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Just before the New Year, a group of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s close associates demanded to meet with the former FLN revolutionary, as they had not seen him in over a year. Rumors swirled across the capital that a ruling…

Drop It Like It’s Hot – A Letter to Petrol Exporters

It’s sticky, dark, viscous, and carries such labels as “sweet” or a certain “blend.” No, not chocolate or coffee – oil. As the main ingredient in plastic bags to gasoline, oil is the base for everyday life. Accordingly, it is massively tapped and…

Democracy in Mali: The Issue of Gender Inequality in Governmental Policy, Public Opinion, and State-Citizen Interactions

The McGill International Review is happy to present the winning article of the MIR Paper Competition of McMUN 2016. This year’s winning author, Rebecca Lamb, is currently in her second year at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where…

Child Soldiers around the World: Can You Relate?

Over my short lifetime, I have lived in and travelled to over 28 countries. My family and I have moved numerous times, mainly due to my dad’s work, which has taken us everywhere around the world. During our travels, we spent four…

The SDGs Offer More Than Just a Great Personality

September 25, 2015 marked the launch of the seventeen internationally adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals. Replacing the eight recently expired Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs seek to continue and enhance initiatives towards global development. The question arises, however, what did…