Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen Far From Solution

Yesterday, at a conference in Geneva, only half of the 2.1 billion dollar sum requested by the UN to aid Yemen was pledged by governments and humanitarian agencies. Despite this positive sign that the UN may meet its target by the end of the year, the ongoing violence is restricting […]


Widespread Food Insecurity In Yemen

Instability within a country can damage local populations in a myriad of ways. Systems like government service provision or food distribution which function normally in peacetime are disrupted and with these interruptions come dire consequences. This is exactly true in regards to the conflict in Yemen. The conflict in Yemen […]


The Muslim Vote In The French Election

The first round of voting in the French presidential election has decided that Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader of the National Front, will face-off against Emmanuel Macron, the leader of the centrist En Marche! Party, in the final vote on the 7th of May. This is the first time […]


North Korea Detains US Citizen Amidst Escalating Tensions

As the pressure cooker that is the Korean peninsula continues to heat up, a new wrinkle in the ongoing geopolitical tension has emerged with the detention of American citizen Kim Sang-duk, a lecturer visiting North Korea. This development comes alongside threats by the North Korean government that it is “ready […]


Religious Freedom Under Attack In The U.K.

Included in the manifesto of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) is the proposal to ban the wearing of full veils (e.g. the burqa and niqab) within the public sphere.  Speaking to the BBC on the matter, Paul Nuttall, leader of the UKIP, stated that the veils pose a security risk […]