"...we are losing sight of what it really means to be forced to flee one’s home."
The Refugee Olympic Team
The Olympics serve as a source of national pride for many, but for those without a nation, the Refugee team serves as a chance to not only chase that dream of athletic glory, but to bring awareness to the plight of millions of refugees around the world.
by Sam Basel
An Early Victory in the Culture War
Historical films face a peculiar dilemma. They are expected to bear competing burdens: presenting compelling stories on one hand, and respectfully navigating the difficult issues of history on the other. It is rare to find a film which succeeds in both goals...
by Campbell Edmonds
BEHIND THE CLOTH CURTAIN
Why the West's Treachery in Afghanistan is Unforgiveable
The long-term efforts in Afghanistan have given hope to the untold numbers shielded from the intolerable costs of maintaining the pre-2001 status quo. That was a hill of foreign policy to die on. Thousands have.
by Tom Gardner
PUBLISH OR PERISH
The Credibility Vacuum in Scientific Research
There is a systemic crisis in scientific research. The ‘replication crisis’ in the scientific method is not an exception and incongruences are not, as we like to tell ourselves, the result of bad apples.
The Importance of Diversity within the Climate Movement
There are activists of colour doing incredible things but their stories are often left out of the narrative. We need global climate activists to truly showcase the horrors of what the climate crisis is doing.
THE WORLD'S MOST UNFULFILLED PROMISE
Uighurs in China: a Genocide of Historic Proportions
Why practicalities cannot win out over our moral obligations to the Uighurs in China.
CRISIS AND COOPERATION
Will Covid-19 Strengthen Multilateralism?
The current structures for international and regional cooperation are out-dated. The UN has failed in its role as the supposed platform for cooperation and the World Health Organisation has been trapped by global rivalry...
The Trolley Problem of Covid Leadership
When problems are novel and there is no clear decision to be made, the decision becomes a dilemma. The 'Trolley Problem' literally puts the ethical problem presented by Covid-19 on rails.
by Mani Seeber