Rija Rasul graduated from the University of Toronto with a Specialist degree in Political Science. During that time, Rija worked as a Compliance Analyst for the G8 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs, where she conducted published research on G8 member states and assessed their compliance to commitments from the previous year's Summit. Rija's research interests include international security and terrorism, political and sectarian violence, religious extremism in politics, and human rights.
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Terrorism and its Effectiveness: Germanwings Flight 9525 as a Case Study

On March 24, 2015, a Germanwings flight carrying 144 passengers and six crewmembers crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Investigations revealed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz brought down the plane intentionally, after he locked the captain out of the cockpit. Many people posted on social media following the crash, expressing anger Read More…

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India’s Rape Laws and the Uber Ban

Uber, a Silicon Valley start-up that offers users easy access to cheap and reliable transportation, has become extremely popular worldwide. Recently, the government of Delhi banned Uber after a 26-year-old woman accused an Uber taxi driver of rape. The accused later confessed to the crime and was arrested. Sexual violence against women is rampant in Read More…

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Second Joint Declaration: The Path Toward Unity

In her latest article, Rija Rasul discusses the second joint declaration signed by Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, signalling their shared concern for the fate of Christians in the Middle East and the responsibility of Muslim leaders to denounce acts of terror in the name of Islam.