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Monday, June 27, 2022

Molly Simpson

The Uyghur genocide and global inaction: Responsibility to Protect

" China, one amongst a host of global superpowers, exists in a ‘buffer zone’ from humanitarian intervention. To take action against the Chinese government is simply undesirable to the global community, over fears that it may lead to adverse economic consequences for major powers also." After President Biden dismissed the mass internment of Uyghur muslims in China as something that could be attributed to 'different cultural norms', Molly Simpson considers the reasons for the lack of international response.

OPINION: The new foreign policy and international aid ‘super-department’ suggests the Government is choosing politics over people

"Aid must be apportioned on the basis of necessity first and foremost, not dictated by foreign policy interests"