Kanika Solanki

North Korea Threatens The U.S. With Counterattack

After accusing the U.S. of bringing “dark clouds of war” through “the largest-ever” sanctions during the Olympic Games, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has threatened to “counter” the plans for joint military drills between South Korea and the U.S. In response, the joint military exercise has already been […]

The U.N. Passes A Ceasefire Vote As The War In Syria Escalates

On Saturday 24 February, the UN Security Council unanimously issued a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire resolution in Syria to provide medical support and food to civilians. The resolution faced opposition from the Russian delegation, as longtime supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deemed it unrealistic to have an immediate ceasefire. The […]

Mexico Reports Record-Breaking Murder Rate For 2017

Mexico reported its highest homicide rate for 2017, with October 2017 being the bloodiest month on record since 1997, when it started collecting the associated data. According to the Mexican government’s Interior Department, there were 29,168 murders committed in 2017 – an average of 72.3 per day in first quarter […]

WEF 2018: Creating A Shared Future In A Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in Davos, Switzerland from the 23rd to the 26th of January. The theme for the year, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” attracted the global elite and key political figures such as US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa […]

Germany Halts Arms Exports To Parties Involved In Yemen War

On Friday, a spokesperson for German Chancellor, Angela Merkel announced that Germany would “immediately” stop exports of military equipment to entities partaking in the Yemen war which has taken more than 10,000 lives – half of whom were civilians. Germany’s arms exports amounted to US$550m in the third fiscal quarter […]

US Suspends $1bn+ Security Aid To Pakistan

The Trump administration recently announced a suspension of almost all security aid to Pakistan, once thought of as an important ally in controlling extremist forces. The move came a few days after President Trump accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit.” Many U.S. government officials share Trump’s belief that Pakistan has […]