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Israel Withdrawal From UNESCO Confirmed

On December 29, 2017, after lengthy anticipation, Director-General Audrey Azoulay officially announced Israel’s withdrawal from the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) after being a member since September 1, 1949. Azoulay’s statement makes it evident that Israel’s withdrawal was directly in line with the United States’s withdrawal earlier last […]


U.K. Calls On Saudia Arabia To Stop Blocking Aid To Yemen Amidst Reports Of Continued Civilian Casualties

The United Kingdom’s International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt has called on Saudi Arabia to cease its obstruction of international humanitarian aid to Yemen. This fresh rebuke of Saudi Arabia’s interference in the conflict-riddled nation comes as the Guardian reports that the U.K. has immediate plans to provide further humanitarian relief […]


From Hero To Villain: The Transformation Of Social Media’s Relationship With Liberal Democracy

The rapid change in how social media has been perceived by the public since the rise of populism in liberal democratic countries in 2016 has been astonishing. Whereas previously, social media was held up as the beacon of liberalism, post-2016 social media is viewed with increased suspicion by its former […]


An Inconvenient Truth: Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record

Many would ascribe the constant tensions between the Western superpowers and the Islamic world since the 1970s to be the result of the West’s consistent attempts to alter the cultural and political makeup of the Middle East. U.S. foreign policy is far from passive in the region, from the CIA-led […]


The Escalation Of The Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

The most recent attack in Cameroon that took place on Monday 6th November in Bamenda has led to the killing of two gendarmes-paramilitary forces. The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon continues to pose serious concern for the country, neighbouring countries and international community. The security situation, which occurs in northwestern and southwestern […]


Balfour Declaration Centenary – An Apology Is Due

November 2nd marked 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was issued. The declaration turned the Zionist aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine into reality. This was achieved through a public statement made by Arthur Balfour U.K. Foreign Secretary, which expresses Balfour’s support for the creation of a national […]


Data Retention And “Pre-Crime”: Concerns For Privacy And Human Dignity

In China, the U.S., the United Kingdom and Canada, pilot projects of crime-predicting artificial intelligence have been utilized by police services in an attempt effectively prevent crimes from occurring. Predictive algorithms are vastly more comprehensive and wide-reaching compared with human analysis. With that said, there are very real ethical and […]