Russia And Homophobia: Chechnya

Alvi Karimov, a spokesperson for the head of the Chechen Republic, is reported to have said, “You cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in [Chechnya]” on April 2, 2017. The type of people of which Karimov was discussing were individuals with same-sex sexual orientations. Without any […]


Taliban Slaughter Soldiers: Lets Find Peace

Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms attacked an army base in Afghanistan on Friday. 140 people were killed and an additional 160 were wounded, according to Mohammad Ibrahim Khair Andesg, the head of the provincial council. The death toll is still rising being that it was such a large-scale attack. […]


Uganda Officially Calls Off Search For Kony

This week, Uganda withdrew its forces from the Central African Republic and officially resigned its search for warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army, reports the Economist. They have done so based on their belief that he no longer poses a significant threat to the region. Similarly, U.S. official […]


Security Threats Represented In The French Election

The French Presidential Election took place on April 23rd, with centrist Emmanuel Macron receiving a plurality of the vote at 23.9 percent, according to the French Interior Ministry’s website. Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen won 21.4 percent, leading to a run-off between the two of them on May […]


The Worst Humanitarian Crisis Since 1945

We are currently living through the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, according to Stephen O’Brien, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator. UN agencies have found that famine in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen has put over 20 million lives at risk, and more than 1.4 million children are at risk of […]


Thousands Protest The AfD In Cologne

The Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party held a conference this weekend in Cologne. A far-right party, the AfD are known for their firm stance against immigration. The news that the party, including 600 party delegates, would be holding a conference in a central Cologne hotel has been met with strong […]