May 2018


The Dangers Of Distrust: The Failure Of The Six Party Talks

With the approach of the Singapore Summit, the world is now closer than ever to the possibility of a peaceful resolution to the ongoing tensions between North Korea and its Southern neighbour. However, while President Donald Trump is set to in talks with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un […]


Rival Libyan Leaders Agree to Hold Election

The leaders of Libya’s four rival governing factions agreed to hold elections in December. The agreement was finalized at a multilateral peace conference in Paris on Tuesday, May 29th, which included 20 representatives from 20 countries. Attendees to the conference included countries neighboring Libya, various powers in the region, European […]


European Union To Impose Post-Election Sanctions On Crisis-Burdened Venezuela

The European Union is the latest entity to call for sanctions against Venezuela after concerns about the legitimacy of the country’s recent presidential elections. The EU also called for new elections to take place, as the polls in May which reelected President Nicolas Maduro allegedly  suffered from low voter turnout, […]


Afghanistan Suffers Another Taliban Bombing In Kandahar During A Contentious Election Year

A bomb was set off last Tuesday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, and it is thought to be part of a series of increased radical insurgent violence in the country. Preliminary reports from a local hospital have counted 16 dead and 38 injured, but numbers are expected to […]


Palestinians Ask ICC For Probe Into Israeli Crimes

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has formally submitted a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling for an investigation of alleged Israeli crimes in the Palestinian territories. The referral comes on the heels of violence in Gaza, in which Israeli forces killed 62 Palestinians attempting to cross the border […]


UN Special Rapporteur Visit Draws Attention To Harmful Impact Of UK’s Hostile Environment Policy

“A hostile environment [for] irregular immigrants, is in effect, a hostile environment for all racial and ethnic communities and individuals in the UK,” asserted Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance, in the concluding remarks of her mission to the […]


The City At The Center Of The World: The Wicked Problem Of Jerusalem

On Monday, May 14, the United States celebrated the official opening of its new embassy location in Jerusalem, with a televised speech by American President Donald Trump, a massive guest list, and expressions of joy and success from both the American and Israeli administrations, detailed by Vox. A hundred kilometers […]


ETA officially disbands, bringing its forty-year campaign of terror to an end

Basque terrorist group ETA announced last Thursday that it has “completely dissolved all its structures and declared an end to its political initiative”, almost exactly 50 years after claiming its first victim. This announcement, which was followed by a ceremony in the town of Cambo-les-Bains, in south-west France, officially marks […]