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Hawaiian Demur Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Trump’s controversial travel ban has been under attack since the day it was implemented. Now, on the 8th of March, Hawaii has become the first state to sue the revised version of the ban, on the basis of the violation of the constitution and federal law. Douglas Chin, Hawaii’s Attorney General, […]


Why Does The Civil War In Syria Continue?

The Geneva peace talks on Syria conference started last week and from the very beginning, it was deemed to be unsuccessful. As brutal clashes continue in Syria, the optimism of everyone involved seems to be wavering. Despite a number of attempts at a ceasefire, many peace plans, and foreign interventions, the […]


Trump Could Be Leading The World Towards A Nuclear Apocalypse

US President Donald Trump, in a recent interview with Reuters, has indicated that he wants to increase the country’s nuclear arsenal in order to assure nuclear supremacy. During the interview, Trump expressed a concern that the United States had fallen behind in its nuclear capacity: “We’ve fallen behind on nuclear […]


Kurdish Independence May Be Sought After Victory In Mosul Is Achieved

As Iraqi forces continue their advance towards key ISIS-defended districts in west Mosul, attention is now turning to what northern Iraq will look like once the jihadi group is defeated. Ministers from the Kurdistan regional government (KRG) believe that one option might be offering the Iraqi government the land that their peshmerga forces […]


Refugees And The Right: What Steve Bannon’s Appointment Means For Refugees And Asylum Seekers

President Trump’s infamous Muslim ban, the apogee of his anti-Islam campaign rhetoric has rightly attracted criticism and analysis in the three weeks since the executive order was signed on January 27. The order barred citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen from entry into the US for 90 […]


Astana Talks Pave Way For Peaceful Solution

Initial steps toward a ceasefire are underway in Astana. Iranian, Turkish and Russian officials met last Monday to discuss a peaceful solution to the six-year conflict. Official United Nations peace discussions are taking place later this month, but the Kazakh capital played host this week to neighbouring nations feeling the […]


The Continued “War On Terror” Is Now Under Trump’s Control

A large part of President Donald Trump’s campaign was centred around how he was going to “crush and destroy ISIS.” However, details on how exactly this would be done have been sparse. He has said it would be done “very, very quickly” and that America would “replace chaos with peace.” […]


US Responds To Iranian Missile Test With Threats, Sanctions

Following an Iranian ballistic missile test, US President Donald Trump’s administration threatened that it was “officially putting Iran on notice.” The US Treasury has since issued a round of sanctions against Iran, even as the international community expresses fears of escalating tensions. On Sunday, January 29th Iran conducted a medium-range […]