Cautious Optimism At The G20: Possible Russian-American Détente And Cooperation In Syria

The long awaited meeting between the leaders of the world’s two preeminent nuclear-armed superpowers, Russia and the United States of America, has finally happened after a painstaking few months of collective western hysteria and fear at the mere possibility of it happening. By all accounts the G20 meeting on the […]

Protesters Swarm Hamburg Ahead Of G20 Summit

Seventy-six police officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators in Hamburg, Germany before the G20 summit, authorities have said. Three officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries, with many protesters also injured in the violent clashes. Police are yet to report the number of arrests. Almost 1,200 people attended […]

Populism: Long Term Challenge, Not Temporary Crisis

A few months ago, controversial outcomes, such as Britain’s disastrous decision to exit the EU and the election of the U.S. President Donald Trump has led to widespread discontent. In regards to President Trump, his anti-European ignorance has caused concern among Europe’s leaders since there has been a rise in nationalist, […]

U.S. Warns Of Signs Pointing To Another Chemical Attack In Syria

The U.S. has warned Bashar al-Assad’s regime against another chemical attack against the citizens of Syria. In a statement released by the U.S. on June 26, the Syrian government is said to be planning another chemical attack. In the statement, the U.S. claims that it has found potential “evidence” of […]

Not Georgia, Not Crimea: Ethnic Russian Discrimination In Estonia And Latvia 1

In 2008, Russia justified its invasion of the Republic of Georgia under the pretext of protecting the rights of ethnic Abkhazians and Ossetians. Six years later, it made a similar argument when it invaded the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, stating that military action was necessary to protect Russians from the […]

Russian Corruption And Opposition

Democracy’s tenuous foothold in Russia slipped further as opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was “formally barred” from running for election in the Russian Federation’s 2018 elections, the BBC reports. While this comes without surprise, as Navalny was convicted of embezzlement in a retrial in early February of 2017, the court’s decision was […]

U.S. Angers Russia After Downing Syrian Fighter Jet

Tensions surrounding the Middle East are escalating rapidly following the U.S. downing of a Syrian fighter jet. An “aircraft from the ‘international coalition’ targeted one of our fighter planes in the Resafa region of southern Raqa province this afternoon while it was conducting a mission against the terrorist Islamic State […]

Nuclear Threat Is Back: Are New Generations Aware Of The Danger?

In 1945, the US dropped two devastating bombs, known as ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat man’, over Hiroshima and Nagasaki starting a new era in war, the nuclear era. The end of the WWII was just the beginning of a new conflict, the Cold War; and the US nuclear hegemony was […]

Reports Suggest Russia Is Responsible For The Blockade Against Qatar

Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have implemented a trade, travel and diplomatic blockade on Qatar. A recent CNN report has suggested that Russia is behind it. So, what caused the blockade? Saudi Arabia has been concerned about Qatar’s funding of extremist organizations, such as ISIS, Hamas, and […]