Daily Archives: July 14, 2017


France And West African Nations Launch Force To Combat Militant Groups

On July 2nd, France alongside five African states, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, launched a multinational coalition to fight armed groups and violent extremists in the Sahel region. The meeting between France and the five African nations, formally known as the G5 Sahel Force, took place in the […]


Trump’s Muslim Ban: How It Affects Individual Rights And US Cultural Minorities

The colloquially-termed “Muslim ban” is an executive order signed by Donald Trump, current President of the United States, on March 6th of this year. It places travel limits to the US on individuals from Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Yemen – all countries with Muslim-majority populations. The ban also […]


The Eternal Buck-Passing: Europe Returns Responsibility For The Refugee Crisis To Libya

 In the past months, the Italian provisional government led by Paolo Gentiloni has taken some controversial steps in dealing with the increasing number of asylum seekers and refugees arriving every day from Libya on the southern coasts of Italy. On February 2, 2017, Gentiloni and the Prime Minister of  the […]


Russia’s Strategic Interests On The Korean Peninsular

This article will evaluate Russia’s strategic interests on the Korean Peninsular. Historically, Russia has condemned the growth in North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and provocative behaviour. However, recently, under the Presidency of Vladimir Putin, Russia has changed tact and instead seeks to mollify North Korea. This position is vastly different […]


Would A European Peacekeeping Force Help Keep Regional Peace?

Rumours of EU armed forces marching under Brussels’ command always guarantee a mixed bag of responses: raised eyebrows among cynics; clenched fists among Eurosceptics; jitters in neutral countries. Time and again, Eurocrats and diligent commentators calm the waters and point to the political and practical realities. To quote EU High […]


Electoral Conflict In Kenya: Understanding The Role Of National And Social Media

In the 1990s, the transformation of the Kenyan political system from a one-party to a multi-party state intensified the problems associated with ethnic violence among tribes. The system emerged with the 1992 General Elections, through which established major parties, founded on tribal lines, fuelled the already strong conflictual relations among […]


Papua New Guinea’s Election Marred By Irregularities

With the conclusion of the elections in Papua New Guinea, doubt has been cast over their impartiality. Despite their registration, thousands of names were left off of the electoral role, thereby preventing their participation in the election process. Further obstacles to public voting have included a delay in the distribution […]


President Trump Meets With Prime Minister Modi

On June 26th, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Donald Trump in the White House to discuss various issues regarding Indo-U.S. relations. President Trump had previously expressed his desire to strengthen America’s relationship with India due to the country’s increasing economic strength and its strategic importance in the […]


The Displacement Of Human Rights In The Marawi Conflict In The Philippines: What Are The Causes And Non-Combative Solutions?

Following an outbreak of violence on May 23rd, the population of the city of Marawi and its surrounding areas was subjected to displacement, limited access to essential resources, and in many cases injury and death. Occurring sporadically across Mindanao, the southernmost island of the Philippines, Marawi, has been the epicentre […]