Committed to their country, the youth and NGOs of Beirut are leading the charge to rebuild their troubled but beautiful city. Continue reading Heartbroken Lebanese pick up the pieces yet again
The Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 have converged to create a perfect storm of pain for people all over the world in 2020. Continue reading Unprecedented times: Community flocks to online fundraising
A chemical explosion in Beirut last August was the latest in a series of turbulent events for the Lebanese people. Plastic surgeon, Dr Joe Baroud, offered his services to those affected by the blast. Continue reading Plastic surgeon volunteers for Beirut victims
While most interest and media coverage about North American politics has focused on the United States’ impeachment inquiries and Presidential nominations for the 2020 election, Canada has been preparing for their own election. Continue reading The Canadian election has global consequences: So why aren’t we talking about it?
Turkey launched an offensive into north-eastern parts of Syria yesterday, unleashing air strikes and artillery barrages, causing several civilian casualties. Continue reading Trump and Iran: Where did it all go wrong?
Our closest neighbours have been making a fair few headlines in Australia lately. Given their geographical and political importance to Australia, On The Record has a quick round up to get you up to speed on all things beyond the Torres Strait. Continue reading Australia, Indonesia and Oceania: Tensions in our international neighbourhood
You’ve probably heard that the Amazon Rainforest is burning. Continue reading Understanding the political dimensions of the Amazon fires
The term “populism” is fraught with ambiguity and is often described as meaningless and overused. Continue reading Trump, Boris and Populism: Is society getting better or worse?
Yesterday, US Vice President Mike Pence visited a migrant detention centre in McAllen, Texas, and in the process, inadvertently created an image that will last in America’s political memory for decades to come. Continue reading The one minute video that sums up the cruelty of the Trump administration
Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sparked controversy after comparing the US Government’s immigration detention facilities along the US-Mexico border to “concentration camps” during an Instagram Live video just over two weeks ago. Continue reading American politician calls U.S. detention centres “concentration camps”: Hard truth or fake news?