Daily Archives: May 20, 2017


President Rouhani: What Does The 2017 Iranian Presidential Election Mean?

2017 Iranian Presidential elections resulted in a landslide victory for the current President Hassan Rouhani. 41million Iranians, equating to a 73% turnout, voted for their next president on 19th May, and about 58.8% of the voters wanted Rouhani to continue with his presidency. His main rival, the conservative Ebrahim Raisi, […]


Why Voter ID Requirements Are Bad For Democracy

The UK Conservative Party released their 2017 manifesto today in preparation for the upcoming election. Entitled “Forward, Together; Our Plan for a Stronger Britain and a Prosperous Future,” the majority of their pledges were fairly predictable. Changes like the slashing of their already diminished immigration allowance, increased defense spending, dropping […]


The Gambia’s Next Step Towards Peace Must Be Measured

The election of Adama Barrow as President in The Gambia represented a shift from the brutal regime of Yahya Jammeh, where human rights concerns ran rampant. The progress made by the Barrow presidency could help to aid a population where about one-third of the population live with an income of […]


China Pledges To Continue Supporting Paris Climate Agreement Despite Threat Of U.S. Withdrawal

In a telephone call to then French President-elect Emmanuel Macron last Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s pledge to uphold the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement, which entered into force in November 2016, aims to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by […]


Cartel-Persecuted Journalists To Receive Greater Government Protection In Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico has vowed to enhance the protection of journalists in his country.  Reuters reports that President Peña Nieto will strengthen measures in investigations into attacks against journalists.  In a press conference held Wednesday 17 May, he announced these changes but was met by heckles from journalists who […]


This Is Where Assad Burns The Bodies Of His Victims

The Assad regime has built a crematorium to hide the dead bodies of those killed at Saydnaya prison, according to acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and former ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Stuart Jones. Saydnaya Prison received international attention in February due to an Amnesty International report […]


State Of Emergency Declared As Cholera Hits Yemeni Capital

A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital Sanaa due to a rising number of cholera cases. The announcement was made on Sunday by the city’s health ministry shortly after the International Red Cross revealed that the cholera epidemic has already claimed the lives of at least […]