Middle East


Trump Recognizes Israeli Claim To Golan Heights In Move With Worrying Implications For Israel-Palestine Peace Process 1

President Donald Trump has officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in a move that could have dire consequences for the Middle East peace process. Trump claims that recognizing Israel’s claim to the land, seized from Syria in 1967, was a move of “critical strategic and security importance.” Yet, […]


Kazakhstan’s President Stepping Down After 30 Years In Power

After three decades in power, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only president ever to hold office in independent Kazakhstan, is stepping down. Nazarbayev’s cession of power follows five widely criticized electoral victories. His last victory in 2015, for example, saw Nazarbayev win a somewhat suspect 98 percent of the vote. Nazarbayev has […]


UN Says Israeli Security Forces May Be Guilty Of War Crimes Over Palestinian Deaths In Gaza

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in Occupied Palestinian Territory stated that Israeli security forces are accountable for 189 deaths in the Gaza strip that occurred in 2018, among them 35 children. The report, published on 28th February, also put the number of injuries by live […]


Further Complications In Ending The Crisis In Yemen

For the past several years, military conflict in Yemen overwhelmingly holds the attention of international media outlets. Yet, certain revealing events from this week only further amplified present complications. First, the Trump administration recently put forth plans to restrict a previous Obama executive procedure of announcing civilian deaths occurring outside […]


Germany Proposes New Legislation To Revoke Citizenship From Dual Citizens

Germany has introduced new legislation aimed to strip dual citizens of their German citizenship, should they fight for a terror organization abroad. German Law is currently permitted to strip the citizenship of dual citizens fighting for foreign national forces, without express permission from the German authorities under the Nationality Act. […]


Gaza Protesters Call Upon Palestinian Leader Abbas To Quit

On Sunday the 24th February, thousands of people gathered in Al-Sarya square in Gaza City calling for President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, to quit. The protests were organised by the Gaza–based Popular Movement for National Salvation – a group comprised of a number of Palestinian factions, including Hamas and other opponents of […]