Daily Archives: March 10, 2017


Power Plays And Missile Testing

In the last week, tensions in the Korean Peninsula have been rising. The battlefield may be Eastern Asia, but the potential conflict involves, and will affect, the wider world – the United Nations, China, the United States, and South Korea have already made statements, verbal and physical, about future affairs […]


Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech: The Violence Of Holocaust Denialism And Why It Should Be Illegal

Disclaimer: the following article discusses holocaust denialism and anti-Semitism. Some readers may find this content disturbing Recently, the United States has seen a rise in anti-Semitic attacks: Jewish schools have received bomb threats, graves have been spray-painted with swastikas, and synagogues have been shot at. In one week alone, there […]


Protesting Greek Farmers And Grexit Rumblings Ominous Omens For The Future Of The European Union

Around 1,300 stockbreeders and farmers arrived in the Greek capital Athens on overnight ferries from Crete in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday 8th March 2017 to demonstrate against the government’s latest austerity measures. The protests turned violent, with farmers’ shepherds crooks clashing with riot police teargas, when […]


North Korean Missile Test Sparks Strong Pushback

In a very familiar set of events, the North Korean military tested four of its ballistic missiles on Monday by firing them towards Japan’s northwest coast. This particular series of long-range missile testing has been a reoccurrence over the past few months and has taken place under the direct supervision […]


Waning Strength Of The International Criminal Court?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) seated in the Netherlands has recently suffered numerous blows to its legitimacy as African nations like Burundi, the Gambia, and South Africa all vowed to leave the Court in 2016. The countries’ decisions to withdraw from the Rome Statute, or the foundational legal document of […]


Hawaiian Demur Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Trump’s controversial travel ban has been under attack since the day it was implemented. Now, on the 8th of March, Hawaii has become the first state to sue the revised version of the ban, on the basis of the violation of the constitution and federal law. Douglas Chin, Hawaii’s Attorney General, […]