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North Korea Detains US Citizen Amidst Escalating Tensions

As the pressure cooker that is the Korean peninsula continues to heat up, a new wrinkle in the ongoing geopolitical tension has emerged with the detention of American citizen Kim Sang-duk, a lecturer visiting North Korea. This development comes alongside threats by the North Korean government that it is “ready […]


Security Threats Represented In The French Election

The French Presidential Election took place on April 23rd, with centrist Emmanuel Macron receiving a plurality of the vote at 23.9 percent, according to the French Interior Ministry’s website. Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen won 21.4 percent, leading to a run-off between the two of them on May […]


The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

We are currently living through the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, according to Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator. UN agencies have found that famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen has put over 20 million lives at risk, and more than 1.4 million children are at risk of […]


The Power Of Social Media: Celebrity-Led Campaign #LoveArmyForSomalia Raises Over $2 Million To Aid Famine

At the beginning of March, Somalia’s prime minister announced the unfortunate death of more than 100 people in just 48 hours due a famine in the drought-plagued country. The famine has left 6.2 million people in urgent need of help. The UN has said that Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria have also […]


Thousands Of Palestinian Prisoners Start Hunger Strike As Israeli Jail Conditions Hit New Low

This past Monday more than a thousand Palestinian political detainees launched a hunger strike across several Israeli prisons. At the heart of the strike, is their collective demand calling for improvements to living conditions for up to 6,500 Palestinian prisoners who are currently being held under detention for a wide […]