James Balzer


North Korea, South Korea And The U.S. Military Presence: A Complex Trio

It has been announced that South Korea will aim to keep U.S. troops within its borders, even if a peace treaty with North Korea is signed. The announcement came recently and with a confused reaction from many International Relations experts, many who directly associate the presence of U.S. troops as […]


Trump And Syria: A Fragile House Of Cards

In response to alleged gas attacks against civilians in Syria, U.S President Donald Trump, alongside the UK and France has made a decision to initiate tactical strikes against the Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Furthermore, he has proposed that further strikes are plausible if the regime does not stop oppressing and violently […]


Guinea Bissau: A Demonstration Of The Role Of Women In Conflict And Its Impacts On Their Treatment In Theatres Of War

I have increasingly been interested in how addressing other elements of social rights and justice is a reasonable and intelligent means of mitigating global conflict. In particular, understanding social inclusion, rights and being able to successfully implement them is a means to make society a happier and more wholesome place. […]


From Detroit To The DRC: Global Victims Of Neoliberalism

The cold and lifeless streets contain a silence more powerful than the sounds of livelihood that used to pervade them. Places, where middle-class families used to dwell, are now nothing short of slums. Nobody steps here without some sinister business, which is usually conducted in the abandoned playgrounds where laughter […]


Rohingya People, Myanmar And The Australian Government: An Unfortunate Mix

In spite of recent cases of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, conducted by the state’s military and government, the Australian military remains fully sanctioned, and are undertaking the “green light” to train and advise Myanmar military personnel, also known as the Tatmadaw. Rakhine, the area where many Rohingya reside, was long […]