Kristina Marinov


About Kristina Marinov

Correspondent for the Australian Division and currently completing a combined Bachelor of International and Global Studies/Laws at the University of Sydney. Majoring in Government and International Relations, the OWP has provided an opportunity to research and report on current world issues related to peace and security.


Cyprus Reunification Peace Talks Resume

The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday, June 28th to resume peace talks to resolve the four decades-long dispute dividing Cyprus. Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci will be joined at the Swiss mountain resort of Crans-Montana by the foreign ministers of the three guarantor powers […]


Iraqi Kurds Announce Independence Referendum

On Wednesday June 7th Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish Region, announced on twitter plans for an independence referendum. He stated, “I am pleased to announce that the date for the independence referendum has been set for Monday, September 25, 2017.” The decision […]


Internally Displaced Persons Now Double The Number Of Refugees Worldwide

A report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) on May 22, 2017, has found that one person every second fled their home within their own country in 2016. There were 31.1 million people newly internally displaced around the world, with 6.9 million new internal displacements […]


Artillery Shelling Kills Four Civilians In Eastern Ukraine

Four civilians have been killed by artillery shelling in the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiyivka on Saturday, May 13th. Ukrainian officials blamed pro-Russian separatists for the deaths. Furthermore, a statement by Pavlo Zhebrivsky, the Ukrainian Governor of the Donetsk region, claimed that the shell hit a private house and “three […]


Syrian Safe Zones Deal Signed By Russia, Turkey, And Iran Comes Into Force

A deal signed between Russia, Turkey, and Iran, which envisions the establishment of four safe zones in Syria, came into effect at midnight on Friday, May 5th. The agreement calls for a ceasefire of conflict, the instalment of a flight exclusion area, unhindered supply of humanitarian aid, and the return […]


Political Deadlock And Increasing Ethnic Tensions In Macedonia

Macedonia is currently facing an ongoing political deadlock in the context of a growing nationalist movement and declining democratic principles. There are fears that there may be an inflammation of ethnic divisions in order to achieve political gains. On Thursday, April 27th, a group of nationalist protesters stormed Macedonia’s parliament […]


UNHCR Claims Thousands Fleeing Central Congo Amid Worsening Conflict

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has claimed that 11,000 refugees have recently fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Angola amid attacks from militia groups. Up to 9,000 people have left the country this month alone. The UNHCR has started to ship […]