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Trump’s Highly Political Decision On Jerusalem Must Become A Call For International Action On Behalf Of Palestinians

Palestinians have taken to the streets in large numbers to protest the recent decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets were used to clear protestors from the […]


Trump Misses Deadline Over US Embassy Relocation To Jerusalem Amid Growing Opposition

US President Donald Trump is due to decide whether to sign a legal waiver delaying plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem—something that successive administrations have done at regular intervals for more than two decades. By law, US presidents are required to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem. The original […]


Successful Intercontinental Missile Testing Escalated Intimidation Or Impending Doomsday?

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) has now successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile, inciting claims from leader Kim Jong-Un that the nation-state as now a full nuclear statehood. North Korean soldiers have gathered in Pyongyang’s Kim Il-Sung square rejoicing the success of the latest missile tests […]


ICC Seeks To Investigate U.S. War Crimes In Afghanistan

In early November, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced that she was seeking authorization from the judges of the Court to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Under the 1998 Rome Statute, the ICC has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of genocide, crimes against […]


The San Francisco ‘Comfort Women’ Statue Controversy: A Microcosm Of The Glaring Inadequacy Of The Response Of The International Community To Wartime Sexual Violence

Hirofumi Yoshimura, the Mayor of Japanese city Osaka, decided last week to cut the six-decade tie of his city with San Francisco after the latter city erected a monument in St. Mary’s Square to recognize ‘comfort women,’ namely those women who were enslaved and forced to work in brothels in […]


U.S. Declares North Korea A “Sponsor Of Terrorism”

Last Monday, the White House took provocative measures in declaring North Korea an official “sponsor of terrorism.” This designation was met with little concern by news sources, who primarily considered it a symbolic move. Among a variety of consequences, the measure would prevent the United States from providing military equipment […]


Students Counterprotest Neo-Nazi Rally At University Of North Florida

On Monday, 20 November, a “No Nazis at UNF” protest was held at the University of North Florida (UNF) in direct response to a neo-Nazi rally planned for the same day. Around 80 counterprotesters comprising of UNF students, faculty and community organization representatives gathered, sending a message to white supremacists […]