Daily Archives: August 11, 2018


Human Rights Watch Sounds Alarm for Refugees in Greek Centers

A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) described “appalling”, detention-like conditions for refugees being held in Greek reception centers. The report alleges that pregnant women, new mothers, and survivors of sexual assault, among estimated thousands of others, have been subjected to “living conditions [that] do not meet international standards.” […]


Tensions Rise Between Turkey and Germany; Mesut Ozil Retires

Mesut Ozil is retiring. The 29-year-old announced the end of his international football career on Twitter last week, citing “racist” and “disrespectful” treatment following Germany’s disappointing exit to the world cup and a controversial meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Germany’s loss to South Korea was, frankly, embarrassing. This […]


As the Syrian Revolution Comes To an End, The Regions Humanitarian Crisis Worsens

After three weeks of military attacks led by the Syrian government with Russian support, the city of Deraa has been reclaimed from rebels. This governmental success marks a huge milestone towards the end of the revolution in Syria according to Joshua Landis (Director for the Centre of Middle Eastern Studies […]


Nigeria’s Herder-Farmer Crisis Has Surpassed Boko Haram in Casualties This Year

According to a report from the International Crisis Group (ICG), Nigeria is experiencing its “greatest security challenge” provoked through increased violence between herders and farmers over scarce resources in the fertile region named the Middle Belt. Since January this year, more than 1300 people have been killed and a further […]


Australia’s Refugee Policy Demonstrates Ignorance Towards the Rights Children

The Guardian and the Refugee Council of Australia (‘RCA’) has reported that the current processing regime emulated by Australian authorities has a destructive impact upon the physical and psychological well-being and safety of refugee children. With the RCA in particular noting that the environment of offshore processing is unsuitable and, […]


A Step Towards Peace: Trump Offers To Meet With Iran Without Preconditions

On Monday 30 July, United States President Donald Trump announced that he would like to meet the Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani at “any time” with “no preconditions.”  At a brief news conference at the White House, Trump said he would meet with “anybody” since he “believes in meeting.” There is […]


Trump Administration Struggles To Reunite Refugee Families

After months of attempting to process asylum seekers, the Trump Administration continues to struggle to successfully reunite broken families. These refugees were detained due to illegally crossing the United States’ south-west (US-Mexico) border. This began with the implementation of a “Zero Tolerance” policy that was announced on May 7th 2018 […]


ISIS Attacks in Syria Illustrate the Dangers of a Weakened Terrorist Group

Although the reign of the Islamic State appears to be waning, the organization still manages to lash out with violent attacks.  One such case came earlier last week when Islamic State fighters carried out joint attacks on Wednesday in the southern Syrian province of Sweida.  The area is predominantly inhabited […]