International Crackdown On Hezbollah On 25th Anniversary Of Bombing

July 18th, 2019 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Hezbollah. According to The New York Times, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of this tragedy, Argentina designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. As part of this designation, Argentina ordered a […]


The U.A.E. Pulls Back From The War In Yemen

The United Arab Emirates has decided to start pulling out troops from the devastating war in Yemen, but has denied full withdrawal from the conflict. In doing so, the U.A.E. has now left the fight against Houthi rebels up to Saudi Arabian forces backed by the United States. However, the […]


Governor Of Rio Refers To Increase In Police Killings As “Normal”

As a rise in police killings plagues Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, the current far-right Governor, has claimed that the increase in his state in Brazil is “normal” and simply a consequence of  confronting drug-trafficking groups, who he refers to as “terrorists”. Witzel has compared these drug dealers to Lebanon’s […]


Chavismo Died With Chavez

Starvation, hyperinflation, disease and crime are just some of the problems Venezuelans face in the wake of the country’s worst crisis in its 208 year history. Likened to the economic devastation of war-torn Bosnia, the IMF estimates that the country will reach 44.3% unemployment by the end of 2019. With […]


Democratic Recession In Southeast Asia And The Indonesian Anomaly

Illiberal, strongman populism has taken hold across Southeast Asia over the past half-decade, with many hybrid states backsliding and others entrenching further into authoritarianism. The factors instigating this democratic recession are varied across the Southeast Asian region and rely upon each State’s political history, culture and ethnic composition. Whereas Myanmar’s […]


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe And Her Continued Struggle For Freedom

At the beginning of this week, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was transferred to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Tehran. She was transferred from Evin prison to Imam Khomeini hospital – as reported by Al Jazeera. The campaign ‘Free Nazanin’, which is led by her husband Richard Ratcliffe released a statement […]