Daily Archives: January 23, 2018

Germany To Cease Arms Shipments To Parties In The Yemen Conflict

Germany has announced that it will stop selling arms to all parties involved in the Yemen conflict. The commendable decision will affect Germany’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia which totaled almost $550 USD million in the third quarter of 2017 alone – after increasing five-fold in the previous year. Hopefully […]

Walk Down Memory Lane: Trump’s First Year As President, Part 2

Supreme Court Appointment President Obama achieved a great deal during his eight year administration, and was even awarded the Noble Peace prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” However, two accolades Obama was deprived of was passing adequate gun control laws and […]

Report Describes Culture Of Sexual Abuse At The United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is having its #MeToo moment. British newspaper The Guardian released an expansive report on January 18 detailing a toxic mix of sexual harassment and assault coupled with dysfunctional mechanisms of investigating victims’ claims across the organization’s agencies.  15 female employees told reporters they had experienced gender-based violence, […]

New Accusations Of Sexual Assault And Harassment Within The United Nations

Investigations published by the Guardian last Thursday have revealed a prevalence of sexual harassment and assault among United Nations (UN) staff, exposing a ‘culture of impunity’ and raising serious concerns about the UN’s current response to such incidences within the organization. 15 current and previous employees have claimed they experienced some […]

The Illusion Of Democratic Peace In Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 50 years since the process of independence began in the African continent – at the height of the Cold War – the discussion of democratic peace still looms. Scholars, governments and concerned citizens alike contemplate the implementation of democratization throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, which is heavily influenced by the […]

Refugee Parent Called By Government To Leave Child Alone In Australian Detention Centre

This week the Guardian newspaper published an article reporting the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers within the Naru detention centre, as parents are asked to leave their under age children alone in detention camps whilst they receive critical medical treatment overseas. Those claims are epitomized through the case  of Fatemeh, […]

Neo-Nazism In Greece

The rise of Neo-Nazism in this day and age has become overwhelming. The most recent report comes from Greece. Athens has recently suffered from violent incidences regarding anti-immigration – the latest being a neo-Nazi organization, which has threatened the Muslim Association of Greece and pro-migrant organisations. A call, from a […]

“Peace not War”- Egypt Seeks To Defuse Tensions With Ethiopia And Sudan In Dispute Over The Nile River

Last Monday in Cairo, Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, sought to defuse tensions with neighboring countries Sudan and Ethiopia. In a dispute regarding the ancient Nile River, el-Sisi assured that Egypt was not interfering in the internal affairs of either country or seeking war against them. This follows concerns expressed […]