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U.S. Dismissed North Korean War Allegations

Following a tweet by President Donald Trump, North Korean officials have alleged that the United States declared war on their country. The tweet, in which Trump says North Korea “won’t be around much longer,” has been brushed off by U.S. representatives as posturing. The reality is that Congress has yet […]


Deterrence Or Displacement: A Possible Way To Deal With North Korean Aggression

I   The Issue Tensions have reached a critical point in the Korean Peninsular this month after a series of ballistic missile tests by North Korea (DPRK)  and the US elected a new president. North Korea and the United States previously had a fraught relationship, the main stressor being North Korea’s […]


China Cracking Down On North Korean Refugees

China is increasingly cracking down on fleeing refugees from North Korea, and the networks that facilitate these escapes, according to Human Rights Watch. In July and August of this year, the humanitarian organization documented China’s apprehension of 41 refugees— a sharp increase from the 51 people caught throughout the period […]


Future Of Cambodia: Democracy Or Dictatorship?

In recent weeks, the Cambodian Government has shut down nearly 32 independent radio stations, banished the US-backed NGO National Democratic Institute, arrested its main opposition party (Cambodia National Rescue Party, CNRP) leader Kem Sokha, and threatened to ban the party altogether. In response to U.S. criticism, Prime Minister Hun Sen […]


South Korea Announces $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea Following Ballistic Missile Test

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has recently announced that South Korea will donate $8 million to two UN humanitarian programs in North Korea, as reported in the New York Times. Specifically, South Korea plans to donate $4.5 million to the World Food Program (WFP) and $3.5 million to the […]


The U.K., U.S. And France Continue To Fund The Conflict Human Rights Watch Labelled ‘The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Today’

Last weekend on the 9th of September, London hosted the Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair, which was first held in 2001 on the day of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre in Manhattan, New York. This year, the event exhibited products from the world’s […]


Casualties From Cluster Munitions More Than Doubled in 2016

Casualties from cluster munitions more than doubled in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to a new report released by the Cluster Munition Coalition. The group, which monitors the global use of outlawed cluster munitions, revealed in its 2017 annual report that nearly a thousand people were killed or […]


Strained Relations Between Two Balkan Neighbours

The relations between Serbia and Macedonia, which has been tense for years, was further damaged this past April 2017 when Serbian intelligence officer, Goran Zivaljevic, was in the Macedonian Parliament. Protesters attacked and injured members of the Parliament, including Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Shortly after the European Union and Balkans […]