Sarah Engelmann

About Sarah Engelmann

Sarah is a recent graduate of the University of Sydney where she completed a Bachelor of International and Global Studies.

Aleppo Evacuations

This week saw an end to the 4 years of fighting in Aleppo, as an agreement between the rebels and the government forces was reached on Tuesday, December 13th, whereby the rebels agreed to surrender. The deal was to be followed by a ceasefire after which civilians and rebel fighters […]

Trump’s Call With Taiwan

A contentious move to accept a congratulatory call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen by President-elect Donald Trump last week has sparked unease in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The call marked the first time a president or president-elect had spoken directly to Taiwan’s President since 1979. China views Taiwan […]

Australia-US Refugee Deal

The Australian Government has historically struggled to agree on an effective solution to deter people smugglers from illegally transporting asylum seekers by boat to Australia. The ‘Pacific Solution’ was implemented by the Coalition Government under Prime Minister John Howard in 2001 as a means to deter people from illegally arriving […]

Populism In Europe

Angela Merkel, Germany’s current Chancellor, stated this week that she would run for a fourth term. The announcement was made against a backdrop of the resurgence of far-right populist politicians running for office across Europe, as well as Donald Trump’s surprise election win in the US. Within this context many […]

Time Is Running Out For Venezuelans

A nationwide general strike was held across Venezuela this Friday, 28th October in response to the announcement that the referendum process to oust President Nicolas Maduro was being suspended. In order to hold the referendum Venezuelans must proceed through two initial petition stages, the first of which (obtaining 200,000 signatures) […]