Isabella Hansen


Poland’s President Apologizes To Jews Expelled In 1968

Polish President Andrzj Duda apologized on Thursday to the victims of the country’s former communist regime, including Polish Jews, who faced persecution and were forced to leave the country in 1968. This March marks the 50th anniversary of an anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist campaign by the 1968 government. These campaigns accused […]


Israel’s Prime Minister Faces Corruption Charges

Concluding a yearlong graft investigation, Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged with alleged bribery, fraud, and breach of trust in two separate corruption cases. The first, known as Case 1000, relates to accusations that Netanyahu accepted almost $300,000 in gifts from two business […]


Over 300 Child Soldiers Released In South Sudan

Over 300 child soldiers have been formally released by armed groups in South Sudan, according to the United Nations. The 311 children, which includes 87 girls, will now begin the process of reuniting and reintegrating with their communities. Agencies such as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in conjunction with local […]


The Weak Response To Russian Interference In The 2016 U.S. Election

In January 2017, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released an assessment that concluded with “high confidence” that the Russian government, under the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, interfered in the United States’ 2016 presidential election. It stated that the goals of the influence campaign, which […]


US Diplomat Quits Myanmar Rohingya Panel, Calling It A “Whitewash”

Former Clinton administration cabinet member and veteran US diplomat, Bill Richardson, has resigned from the international panel established by Aung San Suu Kyi to advise on the Rohingya crisis. He quit as the ten-member advisory board was making its first visit to the western Rakhine State, from where over 650,000 […]


Ukraine’s Parliament Terms Russia “Aggressor” State

After three days of heated discussion in parliament, last Thursday Ukraine passed a law declaring areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east as being under “temporary occupation” by Russia. The “Donbass reintegration law” was submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and adopted with the support of 280 lawmakers […]


Discussions Of Australia-Japan Military Deal Arise Amid Regional Concerns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that he will be visiting Tokyo this week for annual talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The major focus of the trip will be bolstering regional security, as the two countries prepare to seal a defence agreement that will strengthen military ties […]


Japan And South Korea “Comfort Women” Deal Falls Short 1

A South Korean government-appointed panel has concluded that a “final and irreversible” deal made with Japan in 2015 to compensate Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II fails to meet the needs of victims. The investigation determined that the decades-long dispute regarding what the Japanese euphemistically termed […]


South Sudan’s Warring Parties Sign Ceasefire Agreement

The factions involved in the South Sudanese conflict signed a ceasefire deal on Thursday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, in the most recent effort to end the country’s now four-year civil war. The agreement, expected to go into effect early on December 24th, serves as an attempt to recover the […]


Refugees Face Violence By Border Forces In The Balkans

According to a watchdog, refugees and migrants seeking to move from Serbia and into neighbouring European Union countries have been subjected to illegal deportations as well as systemic police brutality. A recent report by Rigardu, a German NGO and monitoring group, has detailed 857 instances of violence committed against people […]