Larissa Campbell


About Larissa Campbell

Larissa has a Master of International Security from the University of Sydney, and recently spent six months in Geneva interning with the United Nations.

Attack On UN Peacekeepers Highlights Increased Insecurity In The DRC

An attack by militants in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday has resulted in the deaths of at least 15 UN Peacekeepers, with more than 50 wounded. Targeting a UN base situated near the DRC’s eastern border, the assault appears to be a well-coordinated effort by the Allied Democratic […]


Will A New Pledge To Facilitate Humanitarian Access Ease The Dire Situation In South Sudan?

Two weeks after a meeting in Juba with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, South Sudan’s President Kiir has decreed an end to the obstruction of humanitarian access by government forces. The written declaration, publicised on November 9, ordered the dismantling of physical roadblocks restricting the movement of aid […]


Bold Attack By Houthi Rebels Heightens Regional Tensions

Saudi Arabia has resolved to close Yemen’s land, air, and sea ports following the launch of a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, by Houthi rebels on November 4th. The Kingdom retaliated within hours of the missile intercept, carrying out a barrage of airstrikes on key Houthi targets within […]


Spate Of Violence In Afghanistan Takes Death Toll To More Than 200

Deadly and chaotic scenes shook Afghanistan just recently, with several instances of politically-motivated violence resulting in the loss of more than 200 lives. On Tuesday, October 17, Taliban militants carried out multiple attacks on government forces across the country, with over 70 people killed and approximately 150 injured. The Taliban […]