Diego Cardona T.

About Diego Cardona T.

Colombian. Barchelor in Finance and International Relations. Master's degree in Political Science. Current student of a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

Environmental Degradation: The Side Effect Of The Peace Agreement In Colombia

After several years of peace talks, in November last year Colombian government and the guerrilla FARC-EP reached an agreement to put an end to the oldest conflict in the American continent. One of the consequences of the signature of the peace deal is the transformation of ‘FARC-EP’ from an armed […]

U.S. Warship Sails Near Disputed Island In The South China Sea

Over the past few days, the USS Stehem sailed close to Triton Island, which is part of the Paracel Islands archipelago, a territory claimed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam in the South China Sea dispute. The warship, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed below the territorial limits that are internationally recognized, which […]

Nuclear Threat Is Back: Are New Generations Aware Of The Danger?

In 1945, the US dropped two devastating bombs, known as ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat man’, over Hiroshima and Nagasaki starting a new era in war, the nuclear era. The end of the WWII was just the beginning of a new conflict, the Cold War; and the US nuclear hegemony was […]

The Risk Of The Arms Deals Between Arab Gulf States And The US

The Middle East has been suffering from violence during last decades. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were followed by social protests (known as the Arab Spring), that, in the case of Syria and Yemen, evolved into cruel civil wars. These new conflicts were deepened by the participation of external […]

FARC Lays-Down 30% Of Its Arsenal To UN Mission In Colombia

On June 7, ex-rebel group, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), laid down 30% of its weapons in compliance with its timeline agreement with the Colombian Government. The UN Mission in Colombia now has a total of 2,300 weapons stored in its containers, which represent exactly 31% of the weapons previously registered and […]

ISIS Terrorist Attack In Iran Adds More Tension In An Already Troubled Region

On the 7th on June, suicide bombers linked to ISIS attacked the parliament and the mausoleum Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic after the revolution in 1979. The coordinated attack in the two locations took Iranian security forced by surprise and left at least 46 wounded and 12 […]

North Korea Defies UN Security Council And Tests New Type Of Ballistic Missile

On Sunday the 14th of May, North Korea tested a new type of ballistic rocket, claimed by the regime to be capable of carrying nuclear a large nuclear warhead. According to the state news agency KNCA, the missile, Hwasong-12, was launched at 4:58 AM and reached an altitude of 2,111.5 km and flew 787 km away to open […]