MIR http://mironline.ca Canada's premier undergraduate journal of international affairs Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:22:19 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 http://mironline.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-Logo-32x32.jpg MIR http://mironline.ca 32 32 59108094 Fighting Populism with Populism http://mironline.ca/fighting-populism-with-populism/ http://mironline.ca/fighting-populism-with-populism/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:00:41 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19639 “Strong and Stable leadership.” The slogan of the British Conservative party’s campaign bears little resemblance to the reality after Theresa May’s gamble of calling a snap election failed to strengthen her party and engendered instability in British politics. Almost a year…

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A Lawyer is Not Acceptable- At Least Not in China http://mironline.ca/lawyer-not-acceptable-least-not-china/ http://mironline.ca/lawyer-not-acceptable-least-not-china/#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:00:10 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19578 A world superpower equipped with one of the largest economies in the world, China has indisputably become a dominant power on the international stage. However, the largest nation in the world can hardly be seen as an equal to its…

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The War on Journalism in the Philippines http://mironline.ca/the-war-on-journalism-in-the-philippines/ http://mironline.ca/the-war-on-journalism-in-the-philippines/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:00:48 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19603 On January 6, 2017, university professor and radio announcer Mario Contaoi was riding his motorbike on a national highway in Cagayan, the Philippines, when men riding on a tandem motorcycle opened fire and shot Contaoi from behind. Contaoi succumbed to…

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Net Neutrality: Merely a First-World Problem? http://mironline.ca/net-neutrality-merely-first-world-problem/ http://mironline.ca/net-neutrality-merely-first-world-problem/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:05:46 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19569 Life on the internet has become the new norm. We shop, socialise, and learn (to name a few things) online. The internet has become a vital commodity, if one would consider it that, to modern day life. People’s need for…

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Attack after Attack, a Scared Europe: What now? http://mironline.ca/feels-like-live-europe-right-now/ http://mironline.ca/feels-like-live-europe-right-now/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:00:53 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19496   What it feels like to be living in Europe: Our newly militarized narrow streets echo with the stories of our own, of those who died, of those who saw and those who knew them. We jump up when kids…

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The Drug War You’ve Never Heard Of: The Green Revolution and Narco-Politics in Punjab http://mironline.ca/drug-war-youve-never-heard-of-punjab/ http://mironline.ca/drug-war-youve-never-heard-of-punjab/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:00:02 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19549 Located in Northern India on the border with Pakistan, Punjab is a land famous for its warriors and agriculture. Dubbed the gateway to India, its inhabitants have long witnessed struggle and have fought to protect its lush irrigated fields and…

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Big Pharma: Ignoring Needs, Following Profits http://mironline.ca/big-pharma-ignoring-needs-following-profits/ http://mironline.ca/big-pharma-ignoring-needs-following-profits/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:00:22 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19531 The United States is home to the largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the world and has the some of the most producer-friendly policies. American Big Pharma makes up a whopping 35% of world production; the U.S. is responsible for an…

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A New Direction for South Korea http://mironline.ca/new-direction-south-korea/ http://mironline.ca/new-direction-south-korea/#respond Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:00:35 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19295 In April, South Korea’s former President Park Geun-Hye was impeached and charged with bribery, coercion, abuse of power, and leaking state secrets. Her trial began on May 23rd with her denial of any wrongdoing, despite overwhelming evidence against her. Included…

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The Health Care Albatross: What the AHCA House Vote Means for Republicans, Democrats, and Health Care in the USA http://mironline.ca/health-care-albatross-ahca-house-vote-means-republicans-democrats-health-care-usa/ http://mironline.ca/health-care-albatross-ahca-house-vote-means-republicans-democrats-health-care-usa/#respond Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:54:22 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19342 The American Health Care Act, the effective repeal of the Affordable Care Act (less affectionately, Obamacare), passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 4th with 217 votes. The critical margin by which it passed was made so close by no…

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Commitment Issues: Trump’s New Asian Foreign Policy http://mironline.ca/commitment-issues-trumps-new-asian-foreign-policy/ http://mironline.ca/commitment-issues-trumps-new-asian-foreign-policy/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:39:43 +0000 http://mironline.ca/?p=19482 Then president-elect Donald Trump’s personal phone call with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen was one of the initial indicative moves in the incoming Trump administration’s Asian foreign policy approach. Not only did this call heighten tensions with China and question American…

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