WEF 2018: Creating A Shared Future In A Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in Davos, Switzerland from the 23rd to the 26th of January. The theme for the year, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” attracted the global elite and key political figures such as US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa […]

Ukraine’s Parliament Terms Russia “Aggressor” State

After three days of heated discussion in parliament, last Thursday Ukraine passed a law declaring areas seized by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east as being under “temporary occupation” by Russia. The “Donbass reintegration law” was submitted by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and adopted with the support of 280 lawmakers […]

Germany To Cease Arms Shipments To Parties In The Yemen Conflict

Germany has announced that it will stop selling arms to all parties involved in the Yemen conflict. The commendable decision will affect Germany’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia which totaled almost $550 USD million in the third quarter of 2017 alone – after increasing five-fold in the previous year. Hopefully […]

Germany Halts Arms Exports To Parties Involved In Yemen War

On Friday, a spokesperson for German Chancellor, Angela Merkel announced that Germany would “immediately” stop exports of military equipment to entities partaking in the Yemen war which has taken more than 10,000 lives – half of whom were civilians. Germany’s arms exports amounted to US$550m in the third fiscal quarter […]

The Way We Treat Borders: A Legal And Moral Battle

On 4 December, the United States Supreme Court held that the travel ban, as revised in September, could be enforced while legal challenges are carried out through the lower courts. This comes nearly a year after the first plans to bar certain nationalities entry into the US were unveiled, the […]

Coalition Crisis And Populist Problems In Post-election Germany.

Germany’s political future became increasingly uncertain as Angela Merkel was dealt another blow this week. For the first time since the federal republic of Germany was founded in 1949, coalition talks have failed to produce a government.  Whilst it was believed that a ‘Jamaica’ coalition (between parties with the colours […]

COP 23 – An insight Into The Paris Agreement One Year Later

On the 6 November 2017, nations worldwide will attend the Bonn Conference in Germany to discuss climate action and to reinforce their promises under the Paris Agreement. One year after the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Bonn Conference signifies an opportunity for nations to review climate related goals for the […]