Global Politics

Federal Response to COVID-19 Rewarded at the Polls in 2020 South Korean Parliamentary Election

            South Korea is one of the first nations to hold its elections following the outbreak of the Corona Virus.  Logistically, the government had to maneuver around obstacles caused by the virus to ensure that all 44 million eligible voters would be able to carry out their civic duties (Kim, 2020).  Separate polling areas were …

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Ceasefire due to a Pandemic: What does this mean for the Yemen Civil War?

The world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which made its first appearance in Wuhan, China, before spreading to other parts of the world. This has led to the majority of the world’s nations imposing some form of lockdown to combat this virus. It has led to postponements of the Olympics in Tokyo, the …

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More British Armed Forces Arrive in Cyprus

On April 11th, President Nicos Anastasiades of the Republic of Cyprus decided to provide medicines and protective gear to the Turkish Cypriot community at the request of their leader, Mustafa Akinci (Xinhua). This emergency aid provided by the Republic of Cyprus will help the estranged Turkish Cypriot community to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement …

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Creative Activism in Chile Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

Creative Activism in Chile “Coronavirus chills protests from Chile to Hong Kong to Iraq, forcing activists to innovate” describes how distancing measures and lockdowns during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic are affecting political protests and the form that they take. One event in particular that this article discusses are how ongoing political demonstrations in Chile have taken new forms …

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South Africa: Gender-Based Violence During a Pandemic

The Coronavirus Pandemic wreaked chaos over almost all global societies. Many countries are dealing with overcrowded hospitals, economic failure, and a lack of precautionary measures against the spread of the disease. The issuance of “stay-at-home” orders that most governments have instituted have proven to be successful in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but these have …

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Coronavirus in India stokes religious tensions

Religious tensions flare up in response to Coronavirus Coronavirus, either directly or indirectly, is affecting the entire world right now. Different countries are having different responses as well. Whether they are causing different politicians to unite over partisan lines, or just passing wide-ranging legislation to combat the crisis, all countries are having to react to …

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As The Coronavirus Stagnates The World, South Korea Plunges Forward With Elections

South Korea, ditching international norms during the COVID-19 pandemic, has held legislative elections to seat their 300 member National Assembly. Extensive safety measures were put in place to combat the spread of the virus, and have been internationally hailed as a mold for running elections during a viral crisis (McCurry, 2020). Although the main focus …

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