Afghanistan and Two Decades of Nation Building

Featured Illustration: Lida Afghan On August 15th, 2021, Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, alongside other major provinces, fell into the power of the Taliban, and the world silently watched. This is the same terrorist group that robbed all Afghans of their sanity and dreams from 1996 to 2001. To try to put my fellow Afghans’ feelings during…

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Afghanistan: What Future for the Women?

Featured Illustration: Maliha Abidi On Sunday 15th of August, the unimaginable happened. As the Afghanistan government collapsed, the Taliban gained control of the capital of Kabul after President Ashraf Ghani left the country. The fundamentalist group was preparing for its return to power in conjunction with President Biden’s withdrawal plan for the U.S. troops, which…

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The Arbitrary 18 and the Power of Gen Z

Featured Illustration: Politico This can’t be happening. My entire body shuddered as I began retching into the small wastebasket next to my desk. My eyes were transfixed on the live election map on my phone screen, and I started to hyperventilate as Georgia switched between light red and light blue. This night was the culmination…

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“City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi”: William Dalrymple’s Travelogue Review

The following book review may contain spoilers. Please continue reading at your own discretion. . . . Between unmanageable crowded Ghats, markets, and traffic lie the northern plains of the centuries-old nerve center of India called the City of Djinns, now known as Delhi. Legend says, “he who rules Delhi, rules India.” City of Djinns…

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Racial Abuse Towards Black Footballers: A Country’s Passion Reveals Its Bigotry

Featured Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images, A mural of the England forward Marcus Rashford was defaced in Manchester. On Sunday the 11th of July 2021, every football fan anticipated with excitement the last game of the UEFA European Football Championship 2020: England vs Italy. My English friends kept bragging about every English win so far (as…

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A Quick Overview of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capital in the Twenty-First Century, based on French economist Thomas Piketty’s book of the same name, is a documentary dedicated to exploring wealth and income inequality in Europe and the United States. The documentary argues against the dangers of unbridled capitalism by delving into the state of capital throughout history, and the journey it’s taken…

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Public Support Dichotomy: You Can’t Stand With Palestine While Silent on West PH Sea Dispute

Featured Image: The Seattle Globalist Recently, Filipinos backed the Palestinian community after the hashtag #FreePalestine was widely shared online, sprouting various protests exposing the condition of Palestinian dissidents fighting for freedom. The movement spread fast in various states — drawing support across countries, including the Philippines. Nevertheless, contrary to Filipinos’ loud protests to support the…

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