Uighur Camps and the Belt and Road Initiative

On July 11th, 2019, twenty-two "Western countries", countries marked by substantial European heritage, signed a letter condemning major human rights violations in Chinese Xinjiang Uighur camps. The next day, thirty-seven countries signed a response in support of Xinjiang’s policies, calling out the “Western letter” as slander. With allegedly 1 million Chinese Uighurs in camps, the … Continue reading Uighur Camps and the Belt and Road Initiative

The Circular Economy for a Regenerative, Greener Future

Living on the east coast of the United States, it is easy to look at bans on plastic straws and plastic bags as the first step towards a sustainable future. Certainly, finding alternatives to common, single-use plastic products is helpful, but these actions are often narrow and isolated within a community. It is strenuous to … Continue reading The Circular Economy for a Regenerative, Greener Future

Election Spotlight: Belgium May 26th, 2019

The countries of the European Union (including the United Kingdom) will cast their votes tomorrow to elect the members of the European Parliament, the main legislative wing of the EU. For one of its members, Belgium, tomorrow marks an electoral “triple threat”; Belgians across the country will be voting for EU, federal, and local offices. … Continue reading Election Spotlight: Belgium May 26th, 2019