Current Events

In order to keep our audience up to date with world affairs relating to identity politics and nationalism, this is a segment rounding up relevant news on a weekly basis.

Last updated: 25th October 2020


3 November 2020

USA: United States Presidential Elections 2020 is scheduled on the 3rd November 2020: will the world awake to a new president or a continued Trump administration? Central issues of the election include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Movement protests, the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court Justice following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in October.

Keep up to date: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-53657174

8 November 2020

Myanmar: This will be Myanmar’s second election that would be considered at least semi-democratic since 1960. Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration has been condemned for its human rights violations for the Rohingyan Crisis. Far from a free, fair and safe election, will this election be a transition to democracy or a reversion to totalitarian, military junta rule?

31 January 2021

United Kingdom: The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union on the 31st January 2021 following its referendum in 2016. All eyes are set on the UK Government’s response of whether a no-deal Brexit would be the case.

Find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/uk_leaves_the_eu