Posts by seanmyers

The Rohingya: The World’s Most Persecuted People

Since coming out of a lengthy military rule, the country of Myanmar has transitioned into a democratic government with a Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, as its prime minister. However, despite the political changes, latent ethnic tensions and anti-Muslim sentiments have remained the same, and a recent book suggests that they reach […]

The Future of Tibet: 2016 Tibetan Elections

The Tibetan Government-in-exile held elections in late March to determine their group’s newest administration. It was the second election since the Dalai Lama stepped down as the head of government in 2011 to focus on his role as the country’s spiritual leader. Approximately 80,000 Tibetans from across the globe registered to vote, electing incumbent Lobsang […]

Yahoo!’s Promotion of Ivory Sales

Despite the international drive to protect elephants from illegal poaching, more than 35,000 elephants continue to be killed every year for their tusks. Because elephants are the largest land mammal on the planet and have a heightened emotional intelligence, the possibility of a world without them should be avoided at all costs. However, there are […]

A Shiite Massacre in Nigeria

Situated along Africa’s western coast, Nigeria is the most populous country on the continent with a rapidly-growing economy. However, its diversity – particularly its religious diversity – has been the source of recent tension. Nearly half of Nigerians are Islamic, with most of the country’s Muslims in the northern portions of Nigeria. Many have fallen […]