United States


California Takes A Stand For Immigrants

As immigrants come under increased scrutiny and attack from the United States federal government, California’s government is preparing to pass a budget that would help serve as a bulwark against the troubling immigration policies of the Trump Administration. According to Human Rights Watch, the $125 billion-dollar budget has provisions that […]


Ramifications Of Donald Trump’s Stance On Cuba

On Friday, June 16th, Donald Trump reversed the detente between Cuba and the United States led by Obama. Strict regulations on travel were reimposed and the embargo on Cuba was reinforced. Trump’s decisions will inevitably further strain the relationship between the two countries. Cuba has long been a perpetrator and violator […]


U.S.-led Coalition Uses White Phosphorus In Raqqa Offensive

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has this week revealed that the U.S.-led coalition fighting in the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa have repeatedly launched white phosphorus munitions at areas believed to be populated by civilians in the Syrian city. Evidence that these munitions were being used in Raqqa comes as coalition […]


France And India Cooperate To Combat Climate Change And Terrorism

On 3 June 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Paris to meet the newly-elected French President, Emmanuel Macron, with a view of fortifying ties between the two nations in order to combat pressing issues such as climate change and terrorism. Both leaders reaffirmed their support for the Paris […]


The Risk Of The Arms Deals Between Arab Gulf States And The US

The Middle East has been suffering from violence during last decades. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were followed by social protests (known as the Arab Spring), that, in the case of Syria and Yemen, evolved into cruel civil wars. These new conflicts were deepened by the participation of external […]


President Trump’s Policy On Airstrikes In Somalia

On June 11th, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) conducted an airstrike in Southern Somalia targeting al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab is an extremist group operating in Somalia officially since 2007 and has the capability to attack neighbouring countries due to its radical networks in the Horn and East Africa. According to the Pentagon […]


Officials Face Charges For Flint Water Crisis

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette officially charged five former and current government officials with involuntary manslaughter as a result of their involvement in the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Nick Lyon, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ director, Darnell Earley, Flint’s former […]