Features

Long-form, in-depth Journalism.

‘India’s Daughter’: The Deeper Meaning

By Taryana Odayar. “In our culture, there is no place for women.” This was just one of the many vitriolic statements made by defence lawyer, M.L. Sharma, in defence of the six rapists who brutally gang-raped and mutilated 23 year-old…

Show Me The Way Togo: Olympio’s Long March

By Taryana Odayar. Togo, officially known as the Togolese Republic, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south up to the Gulf of…

Que Sera, Sera – Sri Lanka’s Rajapakse comes undone in classic case of Murphy’s Law

By Taryana Odayar.  The Sri Lankan Presidential Election was held on the 8th of January this year, two years ahead of schedule and two years before the incumbent President, Mahinda Rajapakse, was due to step down. The reason the elections…

The Crime-Terror Continuum: South Korea’s War Against Narco-Terrorism

By Taryana Odayar. The term “Narco-terrorism”, first coined by former Peruvian president Belaunde Terry, refers to the ability of narcotics traffickers to manipulate a government or society by threatening or using violence and intimidation. The USA’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA),…

Narendra Modi: Harbinger Of A New World Order?

By Taryana Odayar “Divisions and the spread of nationalism in South Asia represent other dangers for the future and should be diverted by cooperation between countries at many levels, for example in civil societies, as well in diverse international organizations,…

LGBTQ+ Activism: “An Uphill Battle” – Interview with Magda Orlander, LGBTQ+ Activist, Luxembourg

By Taryana Odayar. This week, in order to gain a meaningful insight into the important LGBTQ+ activism being carried out, I had the opportunity of interviewing Magda Orlander, a Luxembourger who has certainly done her fair share of activism. Her…

Interview with Professor Sonke Neitzel

By Taryana Odayar. This week, the Beaver sat down with renowned academic and Professor of International History at the LSE, Dr. Sonke Neitzel, as we explored the history, changing social attitudes and contemporary politics of Remembrance Day. Dr. Neitzel is…

Interview with Zekar L. Payweyne II: “I Am A Liberian, Not A Virus”

By Taryana Odayar. It isn’t everyday that you come across a youth activist who is so passionate about his cause that he is willing to found an NGO, create a movement against electoral violence, and organize a national peace march,…

Humanitarian Intervention : International Law and the lessons learnt from Afghanistan

By Taryana Odayar. To intervene or not to intervene? That is the question. Or, in other words, do we trample over another country’s sovereignty in order to satisfy our ideals of self-defence and save civilian lives? In order to find…

The Syrian Dilemma: A fragmented National Identity

By Taryana Odayar As the number of refugees leaving Syria continues to swell, political analysts are touting the Syrian War as the harbinger of one of the greatest refugee crises in human history since the Second World War. But this…

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