Russia


What To Do With North Korea?

Since the Kim family have ruled over North Korea, the country has been the black sheep in the international political sphere. The communist country has adopted quite an isolationist posture and propagated a domestic ideology that enemies, constantly threatening its survival, surround the country. And while relations between North Korea […]


Japan Scrambles Jets To Head Off Russian Bombers

Russia is turning its attention to its eastern borders. For instance, the United Press International reported that on 12 April 2017 the Japanese Air Self Defence Force scrambled multiple fighter jets to intercept the approach of three Russian aircraft’s in Japanese airspace. Russia deployed two Tupolev TU-95MS bombers down the […]


NATO Deploys Troops In Poland As Part Of Policy Push Into The Baltics

A US-led NATO force was deployed in Orzysz, Poland on Thursday 13th April as part of NATO’s “Enhanced Forward Presence” into the Baltics. The first US troops were welcomed from the multinational force, which will consist of 900 US, 150 British, and 120 Romanian troops that are being stationed to […]


Chechnyan Torture Camps

Over the last week, reports have leaked that more than 100 gay men have been detained and tortured in prison camps in Chechnya, with 3 killed by Chechnyan police. The story was first reported in Novoya Gazeta, a Chechnyan independent newspaper, whose journalists are now being threatened by government authorities. The […]


Countries Struggle To Agree On Abortion And Comprehensive Sexual Education

On 7th April 2017 in New York, following lengthy negotiations, the UN’s Commission on Population and Development ended late without any official decisions. The 50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development came to a surprise conclusion when it was unable to adopt a resolution on its theme of “changing population age […]


US Missile Attack On Syria Deepens The Rival Interests Of World Powers

Last week, on 7 April 2017, the US launched a cruise missiles attack on Syria’s Shayrat airfield. As the New York Times reported, the missile strike targeted a Syrian airbase, which was allegedly perceived as the place where the chemical attack was launched that left over 86 civilians dead. Despite […]