The Organization for World Peace

The Philippine War on Drugs

Overview The Philippine War on Drugs refers to the violence inflicted upon suspected drug affiliates by President Roberto Duterte’s administration who believe in eradication over rehabilitation. Since his inauguration in June 2016, thousands of people have been killed by police in drug raids, and by unnamed vigilante killers who are rumoured […]

Kurdish Fight for Independence

Overview The Kurds are a group of stateless people, united by race, living in the Middle East between numerous countries, with most of the population residing in Turkey. Kurdistan, the proposed Kurdish state, inhabited by the Kurdish people, runs across the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Armenia. Kurdistan […]

Crisis in Venezuela

Overview Beginning in 2012, Venezuela began to sink into an economic crisis that was fuelled by poor government management of the economy and was worsened by a sharp drop in oil prices in 2015. Amongst other issues, this resulted in reduced spending on social welfare programs, that had previously been […]

War in Ukraine

Overview In 2004, mass protests took place in Ukraine to overthrow pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych. Described as the ‘Orange Revolution’, the protests successfully enabled the pro-Western candidate Viktor Yushchenko into power. In response, Russia limited gas supplies to Ukraine and, in addition to the global financial crisis, depleted the value […]

War in Afghanistan

Overview Although Afghanistan has been in a state of conflict since 1978, this page will examine the ‘War in Afghanistan’ that began in September 2001, after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Whilst the conflict has a significant combatant death toll, Afghan civilians are among those primarily affected, with many attacks […]

Saudi Arabia-Iran Proxy War

Overview Saudi Arabia and Iran have never declared war on each other. Instead they fight indirectly by supporting opposing sides in conflicts in other countries and by inciting conflicts in other countries– this is known as proxy warfare. This proxy war is currently being played out in significant conflicts in […]

The Arab Spring

Overview The Arab Spring refers to protests that started in Tunisia in December 2010. The protests later spread to other Arab countries, such as Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Morocco. It soon engulfed the whole of the Middle East, now the most unstable region in the world. […]