Current Events

A New US Isolationism – Opting Out Of International Cooperation

Over last weekend the United States mission to the United Nations announced that it would no longer be engaging in talks on a proposed UN agreement, the Global Compact on Migration, which aims to create international principles to manage migration in a more humane and orderly manner. The Trump administration’s […]

Rohingya Repatriation Deal Signed By Governments Despite Concerns For Refugee Safety In Myanmar

In recent weeks, representatives from the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a repatriation deal that would effectively allow hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to return to Myanmar from neighbouring Bangladesh. This agreement would allow roughly 600,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to return home from the Bangladeshi border town of […]

Trump Recognises Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

Last Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced the U.S.’ formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the ensuing plan to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. From the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Trump explained the reasoning behind this as “nothing more or less than […]

Concerns Over Election Rigging, Human Rights Abuses Deepen Ongoing Honduran Election Crisis 1

Last week, tens of thousands of Hondurans took to the streets to protest mounting evidence that incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernández manipulated votes to win reelection after the Central American nation went to the polls on November 26th. Honduran human rights organization COFADEH reported on Wednesday, December 6th, that 14 […]

Political Leaders Need To Do More To Reduce Nuclear Tension

Nuclear tension has been rising in the Korean peninsula for some time and so far the response from political leaders has been sub-par. In the latest developments the Telegraph reported that a North Korean foreign ministry official has said that war was now an “established fact” and it was now merely […]

Mexican Presidential Candidate Proposes Amnesty For Known Drug Cartel Leaders

A prominent presidential candidate in Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has suggested granting amnesty to drug cartel leaders. In a speech presented in Guerrero recently, he claims this idea will bring peace following the violent war on drugs that has taken place over the last decade. Though it is unclear […]