Category Archives: Editor’s Notes

Hollywood with Chinese Characteristics (Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You!)

By Laura K. Bisbee   Hollywood executives share a distaste for China’s annual movie quota. The Chinese government permits 34 foreign movies to play in Chinese theaters per year, and only after extensive examination and approval. Additionally, Hollywood producers and … Continue reading

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Why Recent Developments in Women’s Rights and Hate Speech Crackdown are Curtailed by the ‘War Against Dabbing’.

Saudi Arabia’s societal transformation and reform movement, a core part of Saudi Vision 2030, has recently been given a boost by a series of decisions to bolster women’s rights and a serious effort to crack down on hate speech. In … Continue reading

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Mexican Vigilantes Fight the Drug Cartels

By Marquise Nichols When government officials don’t put an effort into solving crimes, the community might take matters into its own hands.  This is exactly what is happening in cities across Mexico. Citizens are taking law enforcement into their own … Continue reading

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Duterte: Manipulating his Alliances

By Marina Mangie Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly shown that he is not afraid of ruffling feathers when it comes to relationships with other nations. Duterte has threatened multiple times to break ties with the United States, leading China … Continue reading

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South Africa to Leave International Criminal Court

By Alma Burke Since reforming its government of apartheid and its election of Nelson Mandela as president in 1994, South Africa has become an international symbol of hope and justice throughout Africa. The government’s recent decision to leave the International … Continue reading

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