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International Day For Mine Awareness And Assistance In Mine Action 1

According to the Humanitarian Challenges 2019 report, presented by the Colombian delegation of the International Committee of The Red Cross, the humanitarian situation in the country has deteriorated in the last year.  The ICRC has stated that there are still five non-international armed conflicts within the borders of Colombia and […]


Turkey Heads To Polls, Erdogan Suffers As His Party Loses Ankara

After months of heated campaigns dominated by Turkey’s economy, national security, and equal representation, millions of Turkish citizens cast their ballots in local elections on Sunday 31 March, 2019. The local election was a test for President Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), as it was not […]


China Releases White Paper On Terrorism And Extremism In Xinjiang To Justify ‘Education Centers’

“Terrorism is the common enemy of humanity, and the target of joint action by the international community.” This is the first line of the white paper released by the Chinese government on 18th March, titled “The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang”. The 29-page document, […]


Duterte Warns Of ‘Suicide Missions’ As Tensions Rise Over The South China Sea Dispute

Tensions around the South China Sea reached a new peak this week as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned of aggressive confrontation via military “suicide missions”. Duterte’s comments are in response to the mass fleet of Chinese ships seemingly surrounding the Filipino Island Pag-asa. Various islands within the South China Sea […]


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, […]


Trump’s Support For Golan Annexation Will Only Embolden Enemies Of Peace

On the 21st March, U.S. President Donald Trump declared in a tweet that he was prepared to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights territory. The Golan is a patch of territory in southwestern Syria which has been occupied by Israel since 1967. The plateau gives the area a particular strategic […]