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Iran Tests New Missile Despite Tensions With Trump

On Saturday, 23rd September, Iran’s state television claimed that it has successfully tested a new medium-range ballistic missile, in defiance of recent US demands to halt its missile programme. The announcement of the test came hours after the ‘Khoramshahr’ missile was displayed at a military parade in Tehran; it allegedly […]


Russia’s Display Of Massive Firepower Concerns U.S. And NATO Allies

According to CNN, Russia is unleashing massive firepower right on NATO’s border. Under the watchful eyes of President Vladimir Putin, tanks, rockets, and aircrafts display their capabilities in choreographed war games named Zapad (the west). Russia is conducting the military exercise with Belarus. They claim that the exercise simulates an […]


North Korea Calls Trump A “Dog Barking”

United States President Donald Trump told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, that the United States could “destroy” North Korea if forced to defend itself or its allies. He disparagingly called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un “Rocket Man” in his statement, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission,” […]


North Korea: Kim Jong-Un Issues Warning To Trump In Response To UN Speech

In a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, Kim Jong-Un called US President, Donald Trump, “mentally deranged” and warned him that he would “pay dearly” for issuing threats to the regime during his maiden UN general assembly speech on Tuesday—in which he referred to Kim Jong-Un as “Rocket […]


Trump’s Comments Against North Korea Make The Prospect Of Negotiations Unlikely

On September 19th, U.S President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly. What stood out, however, was his harsh rhetoric towards North Korea and its leader, leading to analysts warning his comments will only escalate the nuclear tensions between the two countries. Trump stated that […]


Trump Provides Mixed Messages On Paris Climate Agreement

Within a twenty-four hour period, the Trump administration relied inconsistent messages with the world on the United States position on the Paris Climate Agreement. On Sunday, September 17th, the United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, implied that President Donald Trump was considering not leaving the Paris Climate Agreement as […]


St. Louis Protests Continue After Police Officer Is Acquitted Of Killing Young Black Man, Adam Lamar Smith

On Friday the 15th September, protests erupted in St. Louis following the acquittal of white ex-police officer Jason Stockley over the 2011 murder of a young black man, Anthony Lamar Smith, in a judge-alone trial. Stockley claimed he shot Smith five times in ‘self-defence’ following a high-speed car chase where […]


U.S. And Canadian Diplomats Victims Of Mysterious Attacks In Cuba

A formal investigation has been launched to determine the culprit behind a series of sonic harassment attacks that has led to unusual symptoms ranging from mild brain injuries to hearing loss for U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. The reports of victims stated that they felt vibrations, heard sounds such […]


South Korea Announces $8 Million In Food Aid To North Korea Following Ballistic Missile Test

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has recently announced that South Korea will donate $8 million to two UN humanitarian programs in North Korea, as reported in the New York Times. Specifically, South Korea plans to donate $4.5 million to the World Food Program (WFP) and $3.5 million to the […]


Regional Discontent Surrounds Independent Kurdistan Referendum

As ISIS is hammered on all fronts in Iraq and Syria and ceases to exist as a viable territorial and economic entity, joint counterterrorism operations could potentially be undermined and affect regional security with the reopening of the Iraqi Kurdistan question through an independence referendum to be held on September […]