Daily Archives: March 2, 2017


The Retreat Of International Law

Despite the discussions of rule-based systems in governing maritime security, recent events seem to point to the erosion of influence of international law and supranational organizations. Instead, a resurgence of states in international affairs appears to be more than likely as global integration recedes and nationalists reassert themselves in national […]


Perversions Of Peacekeeping In The Central African Republic

The United Nations’ (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and corresponding French peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) have received a new wave of discredit after a French court decided in January not to bring charges against French soldiers accused of sexual abuse […]


The Metamorphosis Of Conflicts Overtime: The Case Of The Anglophone Problem In Cameroon And The Boko Haram Conflict

Introducing the Conflicts For the past 8 years, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been battling with the effects of what began as a poorly handled minor disagreement. The disagreement mutated into the one bloodiest conflicts in the modern history of these 4 countries: the Boko Haram conflict. Just as Cameroon […]


Eastern Ukrainian Rebels Issue Ultimatum As Coal Blockade Continues

On Monday, separatists in Eastern Ukraine issued an ultimatum to the Ukrainian government. The Russian-backed organization warned that if the rail blockade against rebel-held territories continues, they will seize Ukraine-run businesses in the rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk. The blockade went into effect a month ago and has halted the […]


Wavering Tolerance And Gubernatorial Elections In Jakarta, Indonesia

Gubernatorial elections in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta have become a flashpoint for the fragile state of peace between Indonesia’s Muslim majority and its various minority groups. Jakarta’s Christian and ethnically Chinese Governor Basuk Tjahaja Purnama (widely known as “Ahok”) is running for election, having taken over for President Joko […]