Daily Archives: July 16, 2016


Helen Clark, a Standout Candidate for the Next United Nations Secretary General

On Wednesday, the 13th of July, a debate was held in New York between the candidates for the next United Nations Secretary General. During her opening statement, Helen Clark criticised the United Nations (UN) record on peace and security, highlighting recent controversies that have surrounded peace operations. In regard to […]


Kashmir: Violence Erupts after Miliant Group Leader Is Killed in Shootout with Indian Army

Last Friday, Burhan Wani, leader of rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in a shootout with Indian army forces in Kashmir. Since then, at least twenty more people have been killed and more than 200 injured in clashes between protesters and Indian forces, according to CNN. Though Indian police describe […]


Is The UN An Active Contributor To The North-South Divide?

  The United Nations does admirable work internationally but can also be seen as an active contributor to the north-south divide especially in the case of Africa, where a large portion of the “South” resides. This is clearly evident through the use of an outdated UN system that caters predominantly […]


Turkey Coup: Military Faction Attempts to Take Power from President Erdoğan

  An attempted military coup broke out on Friday in Turkey, sending Ankara into a night of frenzy filled with explosions, air battles, gunfire, Internet blackout, and a fluctuating USD-Lira exchange rate. The Associated Press reports that at least 161 are dead and 1,440 wounded after the democratically elected government has […]