India Birrell


About India Birrell

Government and International Relations graduate from the University of Sydney. Interested in conflict management, human rights and inter-state relations. Contributing to the OWP as a correspondent in Australia.

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 […]


Acting On The Basis Of A Moral Duty: Syria, Chemical Weapons And The Issue Of Pre-Emptive Military Intervention

On April 7th 2018, the world witnessed – yet another – devastating chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, killing 70 people and injuring hundreds more.  Six days later, the United States, The United Kingdom and France coordinated the first multilateral air strike on Syria, successfully targeting three […]


A Third Wave Revolution – Sudan’s Current Revolution And The Fall Of Bashir

In recent weeks, an inspiring photograph went viral of a Sudanese woman dressed in white standing atop a car with her hand pointed high, leading protesters in songs of revolt against the regime of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. On Thursday April 11, after more than 30 years in power, Sudanese dictator Bashir was […]


Assange And The Post-Truth Era

On 11th of April 2019, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London by British police following his expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he had resided as a political asylum seeker for the past seven years. After his arrest, the United States Justice Department unsealed an indictment alleging that Assange conspired […]