Daily Archives: March 29, 2017


International Actors Criticize Growing Number Of Civilian Deaths In Mosul

The United Nations Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International are among a group of international actors currently raising concerns over the number of civilian deaths, resulting from the fight to retake Mosul from ISIS. Amnesty officials have accused Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces of not taking adequate precautions to prevent […]


Could The New Zealand SAS Be Responsible For War Crimes In Afghanistan?

Last week, journalist Nicky Hager launched his latest book, Hit and Run, about New Zealand Special Air Service raids on villages in Afghanistan. The book centres around allegations that New Zealand SAS may have been involved in war crimes during deployment in Afghanistan. The book describes Operation Burnham, a New Zealand-led raid […]


Starving Civilians Must Not Be Punished For Attacks On Aid Workers In A South Sudan “On The Brink Of An All-Out Ethnic Civil War”

Six aid workers were killed by unknown attackers on Saturday 25 March 2017 in South Sudan, as famine intensifies three years of brutal civil war and fears of ethnic genocide increase. At least 79 aid workers have been killed in the country since the conflict began in December 2013. Aid […]


Violence Against Protesters In The Congo After Political Transition Talks Collapse

The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark sign of a healthy democracy – something that is unfortunately not present in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. President Joseph Kabila has been in power for close to two decades and his transition out of government has not been smooth and […]


How To Solve North Korea And Its Threats

Tensions are currently rising on the Korean Peninsula due to North Korea’s launching of four ballistic missiles. According to the New York Times, the concern could be felt in the South Korean response, where they immediately requested that the United States launch its missile defense system in order to defend […]


Uganda At ‘Breaking Point’ From South Sudanese Refugee Crisis

The UNHCR reported this week that Uganda is currently at a “breaking point” due to the large influx of refugees entering the country from South Sudan. Currently, Uganda is home to approximately 800,000 South Sudanese refugees, with 2,800 arriving on a daily basis. The establishment of South Sudan as an […]


Opposition Leader Arrested As Anti-Corruption Protests Continue Across Russia

Protests have broken out across Russia against the extent of corruption in the Kremlin this Sunday. Widespread arrests have been made by police to combat the protests, with over 850 people arrested in Moscow alone. In dozens of smaller cities across the country, several hundred people came to protest. In […]