Matt Adamson


About Matt Adamson

A Policy Advisor for the Central Otago District Council, I am particularly interested in International Relations and Human Security Issues. I try to encourage people to think critically about the issues that don't always get the attention they deserve.

Internet Shutdown Ruled Unlawful: Zimbabwe Slips Back Toward Authoritarian Rule

Zimbabwe’s High Court ruled that the government had exceeded its authority when it ordered an internet blackout during last week’s violent protests. High Court Judge, Owen Tagu, ordered all telecommunications companies to immediately resume full service, a ruling that came as a sharp rebuke against the government’s previous command. It is […]


Venezuela: South America’s Black Sheep?

Venezuela appears to be inching ever closer to a constitutional crisis as its neighbours in the region begin to consider recognizing the head of Congress Juan Guaidó as the legitimate president of the economically ruined country. Current President Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated on January 10, following widespread criticism and a […]


Chilean Abstention From Migration Agreement Sets Worrying Precedent For South America

Chilean president Sebastián Piñera is following through on a promise to tighten the country’s borders after backing out of a migration treaty last month. Piñera’s move sets a worrying precedent for South American countries who are facing large numbers of asylum-seekers fleeing countries like Venezuela and Nicaragua. Chile confirmed that […]