Author: Elva Lu

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Clogs in Canada: The Freedom Convoy

Beginning on January 29, around 1,000 to 2,000 truckers participated in demonstrations in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. On January 31, the Washington Post reported that an estimated total of 8,000 people had gathered and 400 vehicles remained parked outside the Parliament building and 1,000 vehicles blocked the city streets, […]

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Ukraine-Russia Tensions: Military Force or Diplomacy?

The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the formation of 15 independent countries, including Ukraine. In 2014, Russia illegally seized and annexed Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula bordering the Black Sea. In response, the U.S. government imposed sanctions. In 2022, tensions between Ukraine and Russia are far from […]

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US Immigration Policy Plight

The “Remain in Mexico” program, officially known as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), was first established by former President Donald Trump in January 2019. As the New York Times explains, this policy “requires certain migrants to wait in Mexico while their cases are pending.” Since then, around 70,000 asylum seekers have […]

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Ethiopia: A Nation At War

On November 2, the Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency as rebel forces advanced to nearly 200 miles from the capital, Addis Ababa. This civil war has persisted since last November but the conflict represents deeper tensions rooted in ethnic and political division. 60 percent of the Ethiopian population […]