Daily Archives: June 9, 2019


New Evidence Uncovers War Crimes Committed By Myanmar Military

Military operations in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, have been declared as war crimes after recent investigations. Amnesty International’s report ‘“No one can protect us”: War Crimes and abuses in Myanmar’s Rakhine State’ released on May 29, found that since January 2019, Myanmar military has been conducting acts of violence […]


Australian Reconciliation Week: “Australians Are Ready To Come To Terms With Our History”

National Reconciliation Week is held annually between 27 May and 3 June in Australia. These dates were chosen as they commemorate both the 1967 Referendum and the 1992 Mabo ruling. Both are landmark cases for Indigenous rights as the former amended the Australian Constitution to include Aboriginal people in the […]


Sudan’s Tiananmen Moment: Democracy Protestors Murdered And Dumped In Nile

Peaceful pro-democracy protestors have been slaughtered in Sudan’s capital Khartoum following the breakdown of talks between military and civilian leaders, regarding the transition to civilian authority and democratic elections, triggered by the usurpation of long-standing dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April. Al-Bashir’s 30-year grip on the country was terminated by […]


Australian Government Remains Quiet On Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia 1

The Australian Government has come under criticism for breaching the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and failing to confront the role its arms exports play in the Yemeni Civil War. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) revealed in February that the federal government had granted an export license and committed more than […]


A Reason For Intervention: A Realist Understanding Of The West’s Decision To Intervene In Syria

On 13th April 2018, the United States, the United Kingdom and France co-ordinated a multilateral air strike within Syria; they successfully targeted three sites associated with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s deadly chemical weapons program. This action was the first instance of multilateral engagement within Syria under the pretext of “establishing […]