India’s Crackdown on Freedom of Information during the Pandemic:

Since the start of the pandemic, many countries have been accused of falsifying statistics and silencing whistleblowers; however, unsurprisingly, most of those countries were already infamous for curbing free speech even before the pandemic.  So, how did the pandemic worsen…

Unfair Vaccine Distribution and the Rising Threat of Escape Mutations

For many, the arrival of 2021 meant hope: COVID-19 vaccines were finally a reality. People assumed that societies could go back to normal. But the new year brought with it new challenges. As we know, the world did not respond…

International Students and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stuck between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

As the novel coronavirus started spreading throughout the world in January, a large number of international students living abroad were airlifted by their home countries. Now, for the last 11 months, a lot of those students have been stranded outside…

Pandemic and People’s Liberties

There has been a wide range of government responses during the Covid-19 pandemic, some were very harsh, like the ones in China and India where movement of people was severely restricted, other responses, such as the ones in Taiwan and…

Coronavirus Phobia: My Views As a Pakistani Medical Student, Studying in China

Since the public revelation of NCOVID19 in January 2020, there has been a steep rise in cases of phobia induced racism all around the world. While it’s normal for people to fear the unknown, what makes things worse is the…

Is the War in Afghanistan Finally Coming to a Close?

Afghanistan has been in conflict since 1978. In 1979 the Soviets invaded, to prop up the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. When they left ten years later, a lengthy and brutal civil war followed (or rather continued), in which different factions…

Why is the Pakistani government unable to curb extremism?

Pakistan holds a lot of importance in the international arena; the nukes, the huge military, the borders with volatile regions, all have a lot to do with the safety of the planet.  The conflict in Syria is undeniably one of…