The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention in Syria

Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War nearly 4 years ago, nations and people across the world have been calling for support for the protesters. From grass-root campaigns to recognizing the Syrian National Coalition, those working to halt the violence have made attempts at doing so. Once there was a noticeable tipping point in…

Misgendering of Female and Transgender Athletes

Recently, Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpishchev was fined $25,000 and suspended for a year for calling tennis stars the Williams sisters the “Williams brothers.” The language from this high official was very condescending and attacking in tone towards the Williams sisters. Thankfully there was a quick and timely response to Tarpishcev’s remarks. This is one…

India’s Economic Growth and Domestic Consequences

As one of the largest and fastest growing economies, India is setting the world stage as a force alongside China, the US, and the EU. While its GDP growth percentage has declined in recent years, it has kept around 5-6% average per year, with 2006 at its highest at 9.2%. While it has benefited the…

The “Islamic State” and its Success

There is a complexity in the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria at this time. In the mist of a struggling sectarian government and an all out civil with no end in the near future, rogue groups have had the opportunity to establish themselves and prosper. Much like Afghanistan during the period before the Taliban…

While India Sees Transgender News Anchor, Pakistan Maintains Norms

Hijra is a term in South Asia for gender variant people, a sort of umbrella term within the larger transgender scope. The Hijra community has majority of their population in the Indian Subcontinent, as well as their long stretching history. The conditions between neighboring Pakistan and India for Hijras may be similar, but India’s progression…