Middle East


UN Issues Dire Warning Ahead Of Anticipated Assault On Hodeidah

The UN Security Council met on Monday, June 11 to conduct an urgent meeting regarding an expected attack on Yemeni port city Hodeidah. Hodeidah is considered the last remaining lifeline for the country’s war-ravaged population. The city is said to be in extreme danger, as Saudi-led coalition forces prepare to […]


Blockchain, Syria And The Future

With the rise of cryptocurrencies and blockchain communities, developments have been made to address a variety of complex social issues in our current global sphere. More recently, the United Nations has collaborated with the World Food Organisation and Eye pay. In early March 2018, this network has successfully introduced a […]


Recent Death Of Ethiopian Migrants Off Yemeni Coast Echos Regional Pattern

At least 46 people have died, and another 16 gone missing, off the Yemeni coast following the capsizing of a smuggler’s boat carrying 100 Ethiopian migrants looking for work in Yemen, according to the BBC. These casualties, which occurred on Wednesday June 6, are part of a larger regional pattern […]


Excessive Force In Morocco Against Peaceful Protests

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has cracked down on Morocco for using excessive force against peaceful protestors. According to HRW in a report published on June 5, 2018, the Moroccan authorities have indiscriminately used force against the demonstrations in Jerada following protests that have been ongoing since December 2017 after […]


Spanish Authorities Rescue More Than 500 People Attempting To Cross The Mediterranean Sea

Extensive rescue operations of refugees en route to Spain through the Mediterranean Sea occurred over the weekend of May 26th and 27th. The migrants, seeking asylum within the European Union, originated from various territories in Northern or Sub-Saharan Africa, but all departed on the perilous journey from Morocco. The Spanish Maritime […]


Israeli Goverment Approves New Settlements Despite Recent Violence

On Thursday, the Israeli government approved the construction of an additional 2,070 settlement units in the occupied region of the West Bank. According to Israel’s Civil Administration, at least 696 of the units were immediately approved for construction, while an additional 1,262 were advanced through an early planning stage. Under […]


A New Force Emerges In Syrian War: The Women Of Idlib

The difficulties of about 3 million people encircled by hostile forces in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province is continually worsening, according to UN officials and several aid agencies who fear an imminent humanitarian catastrophe. The province is considered a place of last resort, where many Syrian families find shelter after being […]


Prospects Of Denuclearization In The Middle East And East Asia

May 2018 has proven to be a time of disappointment, as hope that the United States can come to terms with Iran and North Korea first diminished and then disappeared. First, the United States announced that it has decided to unilaterally withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) […]


The City At The Center Of The World: The Wicked Problem Of Jerusalem

On Monday, May 14, the United States celebrated the official opening of its new embassy location in Jerusalem, with a televised speech by American President Donald Trump, a massive guest list, and expressions of joy and success from both the American and Israeli administrations, detailed by Vox. A hundred kilometers […]


U.S. Relocates Embassy To Jerusalem, 60 Palestinian Protesters Killed 1

60 Palestinian protesters have been killed during the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem this Monday.  The unarmed protesters, gathered at the Gaza border, were met by the Israeli Defence Force, who showered the Palestinians in gunfire and tear gas. The Guardian reports that over 2,400 people were […]