Sam Raleigh


About Sam Raleigh

I am a current student of International Relations and Government at Griffith University. I am interested in how political issues are framed and reported on, and would encourage readers to analyse topics critically, especially living in an age where information is so easily manipulated.

Mattis Accuses Russia Of Interfering In U.S. Mid-Term Elections 2018

The recent U.S. mid-term elections saw attempts of the Russian government to interfere and tamper with the election process. On December 2nd, 2018, U.S. Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis, alleged that Russia “tried to muck around” in the mid-terms, confirming what senior intelligence and law enforcement officials had been forecasting earlier this […]


What Does The Boat Seizure Saga Mean For Relations Between Russia And Ukraine?

On 25 November, two Ukrainian gunboats and a tug were fired upon and seized by Russian vessels, after Russian authorities implicated that the Ukrainian ships had illegally crossed into its waters. The ships were attempting to sail from Odessa to Mariupol in the Sea of Azov, but were blocked from […]


Migrant Caravan: Refugees Face An Uncertain Future In Tijuana

Since its formation in Honduras on October 12th, a large migrant caravan has been moving north through Guatemala and into Mexico, fleeing political oppression and violence of nearby Latin American states. Earlier this week, approximately 5000 caravan refugees arrived in Tijuana, a border town in Mexico just south of California. […]


Update On The Assassination Of Jamal Khashoggi And The Recent Admission Of His Murder

The events following the murder of Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi have certainly proved intriguing in terms of the ambiguous responses from the international community, not only from the Saudi government but also from key allies such as the U.S. Earlier this week, Turkish officials confirmed that shortly after he […]