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Iraq Refuses To Discuss Results Of Kurdish Independence Referendum

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that his government will not hold discussions with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in relation to the referendum on Kurdistan independence from Northern Iraq because he views it as unconstitutional. He has also expressed a willingness to impose punitive measures on the […]


The U.K., U.S. And France Continue To Fund The Conflict Human Rights Watch Labelled ‘The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Today’

Last weekend on the 9th of September, London hosted the Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair, which was first held in 2001 on the day of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre in Manhattan, New York. This year, the event exhibited products from the world’s […]


A Call For Neutrality In UN’s Syrian Peace Talks

In an open letter to Staffan de Mistura, the UN’s Syrian Special Envoy, a coalition of 160 Syrian civil society groups have voiced concerns that their peace talks are failing due to external influence from foreign nations. The letter reveals a deep-seated frustration with the UN’s peace processes as several […]


‘What’s In A Name?’: U.S. Health Care Branding As A Political Wedge

In President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union Address, he introduced his Economic Bill of Rights, calling for additional New Deal-era regulatory overhauls and governmental services, which included “the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to enjoy and achieve good health.” From the very beginning, F.D.R., […]


Could China’s Current Developments Create Concerns For Cultivating World Peace?

In recent times, tensions are at an all-time high between China and India owing to the stand-off at Doklam in Bhutan. In an effort to prevent the Chinese from building a road through the Doklam plateau (and therefore through Bhutan), India’s Modi-led administration has sent troops to the region to […]


From Regional To Global: China Opens Its First Military Base Abroad

On the 1st of August, a flag raising ceremony was held in Djibouti to celebrate the formal opening of China’s first overseas military base. The Chinese government started to build the base last year and its opening coincides with the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, which is the […]


The New Approach To Counterinsurgency By The Sahel 5 Countries: What Does It Mean For Regional Peacebuilding?

On 2nd July, a long awaited transnational agreement was announced by the G5 Sahel nations. Backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger announced plans to deploy a multinational military force to combat the increasing insecurities in the Sahel caused by extremist […]