Daily Archives: March 14, 2017


The Dangers Of Trumps ‘America First’ Policy To Human Rights In Syria

As the Syrian conflict enters its 6th year, the prospect of sustainable peace being reached remains improbable. Since the peaceful uprising in 2011, the conflict has escalated massively, which has taken the lives of 470,000 people and displaced 11 million people. Despite the current ceasefire between the regime and non-Islamist forces, […]


Sweden Decides To Reintroduce Conscription As Baltic Tensions Heighten

Due to Russia’s growing assertiveness and overtly expansionist intentions, many Baltic countries have become distressed in recent years by the instability fostered by their neighbour. Sweden has been especially affected by Russia’s unsettling activities. On top of the annexation of Crimea in 2014, which set a dangerous precedent for all […]


Australia’s “Angry Summer” Driven By Climate Change

Australia’s independent Climate Council recently released a report titled “Angry Summer 2016/2017: Climate Change Super-Charging Extreme Weather.” The paper detailed key findings relating to Australia’s 2016/17 summer and the impact of intense heat waves across the majority of Australia’s east coast, contrasted with record summer rainfalls and flooding in the […]


Trump Adviser Roger J. Stone Communicates With Hackers

This weekend, Roger J. Stone Jr., a political consultant and advisor to President Donald Trump, said that within the last year he has communicated with an online hacker “Guccifer 2.0” and that the exchange was “completely innocuous.”  Furthermore, he claims that he had forgotten about the private Twitter exchange because it […]


Turkmenistan And Uzbekistan Strengthen Bilateral Relations

A series of successful meetings between the presidents of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, have been hailed as a landmark event. Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev went to Turkmenistan on official state invitation over several days from March 6th. The event was his first foreign diplomatic trip after being sworn in late last […]


Thousands Flee Into China As Minorities Attack Army In Myanmar

According to government officials in Beijing, more than 20,000 people from Northern Myanmar have fled to neighboring China in recent months, seeking refuge from deadly fighting between ethnic groups and the army. The latest clashes have been in Shan, a Northeastern state, which has seen repeated bouts of fighting between […]


The Impacts of State Institutionalization In Armenia

In light of the recent publication by HRW (Human Rights Watch), renewed attention has been given to the impact of institutionalism in Armenia and the promised reformation responsibility of the Armenian government. The report is an investigation into the “abuses and discrimination against children in institutions and lack of access […]