Daily Archives: May 5, 2017

International Responsibility For War In Yemen

Since March 2015, Yemen has been devastated by a complex armed war between the internationally recognised Saudi Arabia-backed government and the Houthi rebels. The Houthis, Yemen’s Zaidi Shia minority from Yemen’s Sadaa province, have fought the Yemeni government for several years, rapidly expanding after the failure of a political transition […]

Political Deadlock And Increasing Ethnic Tensions In Macedonia

Macedonia is currently facing an ongoing political deadlock in the context of a growing nationalist movement and declining democratic principles. There are fears that there may be an inflammation of ethnic divisions in order to achieve political gains. On Thursday, April 27th, a group of nationalist protesters stormed Macedonia’s parliament […]

Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’ And Its Effects On Women In Developing Countries

In January of 2017, the Trump administration implemented the “Mexico City Policy,” also known as the “global gag rule.” The rule was created by the Reagan administration in 1984 and since then, every Republican administration has implemented the rule and every Democratic administration has revoked it. The global gag rule […]

Disaster, Displacement, And Dependency: An Analysis Of Environmental Displacement In Bangladesh

Climate change is an increasingly pressing global concern. The quickly rising population of environmentally displaced people (EDP’s) represent the human face of this complex crisis. Bangladesh is a particularly pertinent example of the interconnection between climate change and displacement. Due to its geographic location, lack of infrastructure and growing population, […]

Israeli-Palestine Conflict: Trump Meets Palestinian Leader At White House

President Trump is due to meet Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority President this week at the White House. This is the first time the pair have met and follows Trump’s meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February. Trump has ambitious plans for resolving the Israeli-Palestine conflict and […]

What Are The Consequences Of Bad Brexit Negotiations?

On the May 1st, 2017, German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine, reported that that the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the Prime Minister that “Brexit cannot be a success.” The meeting apparently left him flummoxed at how ‘delusional’ and naively optimistic the Prime Minister was. He believes she hasn’t understood the severity of […]