Oceania


Could China’s Current Developments Create Concerns For Cultivating World Peace?

In recent times, tensions are at an all-time high between China and India owing to the stand-off at Doklam in Bhutan. In an effort to prevent the Chinese from building a road through the Doklam plateau (and therefore through Bhutan), India’s Modi-led administration has sent troops to the region to […]


Life After War: Changing Perceptions Of Post-Conflict Rehabilitation

War-torn societies tend to consume our attention during and immediately after any large scale conflict. Emergency aid and immediate rehabilitation of the community draws international funding and support. The less glamorous reality, one seen far less on camera, is that of post-conflict rehabilitation. Post-conflict rehabilitation concerns stabilization, reconstruction and peace […]


Multilateral Collaboration: Countering ISIS Influence In South Asia And Oceania

6 countries from Southeast Asia and Oceania gathered in the city of Manado of Indonesia this past Saturday (July 29th) to tackle the spread of Islamic State extremism and violence in the region. Co-hosted by Indonesia and Australia, the inaugural summit also brought together ministers from the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, […]


First People’s Voice

More than two years after the end of the United Nation’s (UN) Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, recognition of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of Australia remains un-satisfyingly unfulfilled. Momentum and aspirations to achieve recognition through increased cultural awareness and celebration […]


A Tribute To Yami Lester: Yankunytjatjara Elder, Order Of Australia, And Nuclear Test Survivor

Indigenous Australian elder and activist Yami Lester died this week at the age of 75. Lester, who died in Alice Springs on Friday, July 21st, 2017 was blinded as a teenager due to the atomic testing at Maralinga in the 1950’s. Nonetheless, Lester went on to become a highly influential […]


Australia’s Crime Against Humanity: Refugee Detention Centers

In refugee detention centers close to its shore and far from the public eye, Australia is committing atrocious crimes against humanity. Not only on Christmas Island, Manus Island, and Nauru, there are still at least 9 operating detention centers on and offshore designed to traumatize refugees and asylum seekers in […]


The Over-Representation Of Indigenous Peoples In Prisons Today

While there are numerous problems in the western prison systems of today, one issue stands out above all, and this is the over-representation of indigenous peoples in prisons. This report will focus only on the indigenous peoples of three countries: the New Zealand Maori, the Indigenous Canadians, and the Australian […]