The Inhumanity Of MADness

The time until midnight must now be perilously closer than the “two and a half minutes” declared by the Doomsday Clock at the start of 2017. Deteriorating dialogue and growing aggression between nuclear armed nations have alarmingly raised the possibility of nuclear conflict to its highest level in years, if […]

Death Toll Rises After Mogadishu Bombing

The death toll in Somalia continues to rise as more bodies are discovered after the terrorist attack that rocked the country. Three hundred people are dead and over three hundred more are injured after a truck bomb exploded in the capital city of Mogadishu. Bodies are still being recovered under […]

Pressure Mounts On Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont

Speaking before the Catalan Parliament on October 10, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont briefly appeared to declare independence from Spain. “I assume the mandate of the people for Catalonia to become an independent state in the shape of a republic,” he said, before quickly adding that he and his government would […]

An Iraqi Kurdistan State? Realities Behind A Century-Old Dream

One month after Kurdistan’s historic referendum to secede from Iraq, the outlines of a looming regional conflict seem to have materialised more clearly. This past September, Iraq and the world witnessed the result of the referendum in which the proto-state overwhelmingly and unsuprisingly voted for full independent statehood. This seceding […]

Haiti To Reinstall Military

Haiti’s government is working to reinstate its army after over two decades since it was disbanded following a military coup in 1994. Al Jazeera noted earlier this week that while the plan is controversial, it is popular among some. Others, however, claim it could see a return of human rights […]

Somalia In Mourning Over Deadly Bombing In Mogadishu

On October 14, at least 231 people were killed, and hundreds more wounded, in a deadly truck bomb attack in Somalia. The explosion occurred in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, the country’s most populated city. The Somali government has declared that the nation will be in a period of mourning […]

The United States Withdraws Membership From UNESCO

The US has announced that it will officially withdraw its membership from the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on December 31, 2018. The US State Department released a statement regarding its departure on October 12, stating that it will establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO, citing […]

Top Brazilian Generals Test The Waters For Military Intervention

On September 19, one of Brazil’s most distinguished military officials, General Antonio Hamilton Martins Mourão, published a Facebook post stating his support for military intervention to resolve the ongoing political crisis within the country. Augusto Heleno, a four-star general in the Brazilian army, defended the comments of his colleague, who had […]

Somalia Suffers Its Worst Ever Terrorist Attack

Somalia is continuing recovery efforts in its capital Mogadishu this week following the worst terrorist attack ever experienced in the east African nation. The capital was rocked by a massive explosion outside a hotel in the heart of the city on Saturday afternoon. Authorities believe two bombs within a truck […]