Daily Archives: July 10, 2018


Congolese Government Approves Oil Drilling In National Parks, Threatening Critical Wildlife Populations

Mountain gorillas and other endangered species in the Congo basin face a renewed threat to their survival, as the government has approved of oil drilling in two of the country’s protected national parks. Virunga and Salonga, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, are home to many endangered species, including half […]


A Test For Myanmar’s Free Press: Judge Will Decide Fate Of Two Jailed Journalists

In the midst of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, (see the recent article by Osborne http://theowp.org/new-sound-evidence-of-crimes-against-humanity-in-myanmar/) a landmark decision is scheduled for July the 9th which will highlight the strength or lack thereof of Myanmar’s institutions. Two journalists for Reuters, Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and Wa Lone, 32 are […]


UN Peacekeeping And Sexual Assault: Where Are We Now?

It has been over a year since the re-introduction of the zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, an issue that has long been rife within the United Nations (UN). Stemming from a resolution adopted on March 10, 2017, the policy stresses the importance of states holding perpetrators accountable, particularly […]


Previously Opposed Iraqi Leaders Al-Abadi And Al-Sadr Create Alliance

In the wake of the May 12th Iraqi election, in which allegations of fraud caused political tensions, the current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and infamous cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have declared the formation of a coalition. Al-Sadr is a populist politician who surprisingly won the past election, a result which raised suspicions […]