Daily Archives: September 11, 2017


The Peace Process In Colombia

The Colombian government, political groups and civilians are seeking peace after decades of conflict. Since taking office in 2010, President Juan Manuel Santos has fought hard to advance this goal. Along with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the largest Colombian rebel group, both parties are finally pursuing peace […]


Is Aung San Suu Kyi Failing Humanity?

An outbreak of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has forced thousands of Rohingya civilians to flee their homes towards Bangladesh. Myanmar’s military launched a crackdown on the Rohingya which led to severe accusations of human rights abuses against the government. The Muslim Rohingyas have told terrifying stories of rape, killings […]


Military Exercises Along The Lebanese Border: Is This The Prelude To A New Conflict In The Middle East?

Several branches of the Israeli military have gathered along the Lebanese border to participate in the largest military exercises in decades, leading to fears of renewed conflict with the Lebanese-based militant group, Hezbollah. These actions represent only one aspect of the wider Israeli-Iranian proxy war, with both nations vying for […]


 IAEA Report Finds Iran In Compliance With Nuclear Deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported last week that Iran continues to comply with its commitments established under the July 2015 nuclear deal. Through that agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the IAEA is tasked with monitoring and verifying specific nuclear-related agreements and reporting […]


Strained Relations Between Two Balkan Neighbours

The relations between Serbia and Macedonia, which has been tense for years, was further damaged this past April 2017 when Serbian intelligence officer, Goran Zivaljevic, was in the Macedonian Parliament. Protesters attacked and injured members of the Parliament, including Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Shortly after the European Union and Balkans […]


The EU’s Top Court Dismisses Member States’ Challenge Against Refugee Relocation Agreement

The European Court of the Justice (ECJ), the European Union’s top court, dismissed a legal challenge from Hungary and Slovakia against an EU-wide agreement to accept and relocate asylum-seeking refugees.  The announcement came on Wednesday, after much anticipation that the courts would overwhelmingly rule against the two countries’ attempts.  Although […]


One Of India’s Most Famous Journalists, Praised For Her Support Of Marginalized Groups, Is Brutally Murdered Outside Her Home

55-year old Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who fought against injustice and openly criticized right-wing groups, was fatally shot by three unknown attackers in front of her home in Bangalore. The incident took place on Tuesday and has led to widespread shock and outrage across India, with fellow journalists and […]


As The Three Year Siege Of Deir Ezzor Ends, Aid Convoys Reach The City

This week, Syrian Army forces, supported by Russian airstrikes and long range artillery, have disrupted the Islamic State (ISIL) siege of Deir Ezzor, the capital of Syria’s eastern province of the same name. After over a month of preparation and confrontation around the outskirts, troops closed in on the city […]