Donald Trump was able to do for white Americans what Obama did for black Americans  

Ismail Qaiyim Opinion, US

In 2008 the country was on the verge of a revolution. The Bush administration had prolonged the war in Iraq and America’s global standing was at an all-time low. A man who in all likeness was the complete foil of the Bush administration appeared. Barack Obama was seen as the symbol of hope for a wayward and war-weary America.  Black …

The Paris Agreement, Backhanded Compliments & Future Issues

David Emeka Ogbogu ESG

Beyond the ephemeral euphoria espoused by sensationalist news reports surrounding the alleged ‘binding’ international Paris agreement, the stark reality of this agreement continues to shine light on the yoke of inequality within international relations. Amidst disasters, social narratives are often guided away from the ramifications caused or exacerbated by powerful states. From 20th century Chinese, European and U.S. involvement in …

Baltimore and the Economics of Violence

Ismail Qaiyim Opinion, US

Baltimore is a city colored by the ripples of the economic ‘race to the bottom’ which defined the last quarter of the 20th century. As cheap labor and ‘heavy strings attached’ Foreign Direct Investment turned several Late Developing Countries into hubs for the transfer of working and middle class American jobs, densely populated urban centers, like the one where Freddie Gray was arrested, were turned into zones of desolation.