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Women And War: Lessons From The Brutality Of India’s Partition

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of partition this year, the violent legacy of the period continues to enflame relations between the two nations. What was then seen as a battle over land caused by religious differences after independence, also became a battle over women’s ‘honour’ – an […]


Kurdish Secession Ruled Unconstitutional By Iraqi Court

On 25 of September 2017, a referendum was held that indicated that just over 92% of Kurds were in favour of Kurdish secession from Iraq. The Iraqi Court ruled the vote unconstitutional, and stated that no region shall gain independence. Consequently, tensions between the Kurdish region and Iraq’s central government flared […]


Manus Island: Broken Solution To Age-Old Problem

The Australian-run detention center on Manus Island was shut down on October 31, after it was declared illegal by Papua New Guniea court. Its short lifespan is a testament to the complexities of implementing a working policy that effectively deals with refugee and asylum seekers. “Any asylum seeker who arrives in […]


The Rising Threat Of ISIS-Affiliated Groups In Africa And The Impact On Civilians

On 24 November 2017, a suspected ISIS-linked attack is believed to be the worst terror attack on Egyptian soil. The Friday bomb and armed assault attack at an important Sufi mosque in Northern Sinai resulted in at least 235 people senselessly losing their lives and hundreds more injured. This attack, for […]


A Week After Resignation Announcement, Hariri Vows To Return To Lebanon “Very Soon”

In his first television interview since his shock resignation as Prime Minister about a week ago, Saad Hariri pledged to return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon” via his party’s Future TV. He denied rumours that he was under house arrest in Saudi Arabia, saying that he was free […]


Hariri Announces Shock Resignation, Raising Prospects Of Potential Political Turmoil In Lebanon And Beyond

Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister of Lebanon this past Saturday, citing Iran’s influence in his country and across the Middle East, whilst also claiming he feared the same fate as late father, Rafik Hariri who was assassinated in 2005.  His speech, which was broadcast from the Saudi Arabia, […]