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Oct 3, 2023

Doc of the Day: 2023 Global Organized Crime Index

by GIJN Staff for Global Investigative Journalism Network This week, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime released its second worldwide assessment, the 2023 Global Organized Crime Index, an eight-chapter report that found economic crises and political realignment have fueled global organized crime, which preys on the resulting civic instability, financial vulnerability, and

Sep 29, 2023

Charitable Ethics: Navigating Altruism and Continuity

In the epochal journey of human ascension, philanthropy has been venerated as an illustrious undertaking, a selfless gesture to uplift the downtrodden. However, as the tapestry of the international socio-economic sphere transmutes, the nuances of benevolence deepen. Philanthropy has transcended the simple bequest of aid; it now teems with moral quandaries, one of

Sep 25, 2023

Zimbabwean names are still haunted by the ghosts of colonialism

Tendai Mangena, University of Leeds In African cultures, the names given to children play an important role because they are often laden with meanings. As a team of professors of literature, linguistics and onomastics (the scientific study of names and naming practices) we have shown in our research that the names parents give

Sep 19, 2023

Canada has lost its purpose in foreign relations. It’s time for a review

by Walter Kemp. Originally published on Policy Options Canada has lost its way in international relations. Its past two attempts to secure a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council failed. The country that invented peacekeeping currently deploys fewer than 60 blue helmets. Critics say Canada is not pulling its weight in

Sep 18, 2023

What does Kim Jong Un stand to gain from his meeting with Vladimir Putin?

Justin Hastings, University of Sydney North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly offered his “full and unconditional support” to Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to eastern Russia this week. Analysts speculate this could mean ammunition for Russia’s war in Ukraine, given North Korea is believed to have large quantities of ammunition

Sep 15, 2023

Killing Thatcher: The IRA, the Manhunt and the Long War on the Crown

Title: Killing Thatcher: The IRA, the Manhunt and the Long War on the Crown Author: Rory Carroll (Author), Gary Trainor (Narrator), HarperCollins (Publisher) In “Killing Thatcher,” seasoned journalist Rory Carroll delivers a gripping and meticulously researched account of one of the most audacious assassination attempts in British history. This spellbinding book takes readers