A Study of Pressure and Time: Polemic Surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Nears an Uneasy Resolution

When Morgan Freeman’s character in the iconic 1994 movie The Shawshank Redemption pondered about the study of pressure and time, he likened the gradual but mighty power of geology to

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Historic Malawi Presidential Election: the Death or Protection of Democracy?

On Tuesday 23rd 2020, Malawi held a historic re-run of their May 2019 elections. Malawi, like many of its African counterparts, have consistently experienced barriers in the way of establishing

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Continued Poking: The Next Chapter in the Border Conflict between India and China

On the 29th of May 2020, an article was published on the Checks & Balances website showing a narrative of the border conflict between India and the People’s Republic of

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Hong Kong Protests: Still Defiant a Year Later

Almost a year ago, protests against a Chinese bill allowing criminal suspects to be extradited from the Hong Kong territory to Chinese territory escalated, leading to a period of political

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The Fear Factor: Driving Cooperation Forward?

In the realm of international relations, few policy decisions are made on grounds other than fear. Indeed, as the neorealist Kenneth Waltz argues, “alliances are made by states that have

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Two Bears Poking Each Other: About the Border Conflict between India and China

Amidst a global pandemic, the threat of conflict has risen on the Asian continent. Since the beginning of May, soldiers from the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of

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From failing to moving forward? – Assessing Europe’s “Hamilton moment”

How does an idea, project, son of a war, And a Schuman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot In Brussels by providence impoverished In squalor, grow up to

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Cash Bail: Americas’ Equity Dilemma

As it stands today, the aggregated penal systems of the United States hold more non-convicted individuals awaiting trial than any other country in the world. According to the Prison Policy Initiative,

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Black Lives Matter: The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery and Anti-Black vigilantism

On May 7 2020, a white former police officer, Gregory McMichael, and his son, Travis McMichael, were arrested in Brunswick, Georgia and charged with murder in the shooting death of

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The Mozambican Conflict: Cabo Delgado’s Civil War

In May 2018, a group of 10 people, including children, were beheaded in the Montane village of Mozambique. The preparators behind this violence? An Islamist group known as Jamaat Ansar

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