Colombian Peace Agreement With The FARC Is At An Inflection Point

A little over four years ago, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace agreement with the Colombian government to end decades of war and bring one of the word’s longest-running insurgencies to a close. However, instead of ending the violence, the disarming of FARC has allowed drug […]

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Politicians Arrested Over Protest

Several pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong were arrested on 1-2 November in connection with a meeting of the city’s Legislative Council in May, which saw protest and scuffles between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing members. The heckling and shoving began as Council members vied for control of a committee that proposes bills […]

Climate Change, Geopolitics, And The Arctic

How the potential for profit and influence is overshadowing the Arctic’s climate crisis By now, it is common knowledge that the polar ice caps are melting at an increased rate due to the rising temperatures linked with climate change. However, what is less commonly considered within the public sphere is […]

The Erosion Of Women’s Rights: Poland’s Constitutional Court Strips Women Of Reproductive Rights, Resulting In The Largest Protests In Decades

On October 22nd, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal outlawed all abortions linked to fetal defects, one of the only abortion scenarios previously permitted and the most common reason for abortion in the country. This ruling has devastating consequences for women’s rights and violates Poland’s international human rights obligations. It has resulted in […]

Islamophobia In France

Islamophobia in France is rising. On Sunday, October 18th, two Muslim women were violently attacked by two white women after an escalated argument involving an unleashed dog, according to the New York Post. Around 8:00P.M. near the Eiffel Tower, the two Muslim women asked that the dog be kept on […]

Fear Of Communism Leads To Red-Tagging And Threats In The Philippines

Red-tagging in the Philippines is the practice of branding people, usually activists and dissenters, as members of the communist rebellion and associating them with the armed wing – the New People’s Army. It is a practice that has become commonplace during Duterte’s term as he has refused to negotiate peace […]

Religious Tension Grows In France After Recent Terror Attacks

France has seen growing religious tensions after a priest was seriously wounded in Lyon last Saturday and two women and a man were killed in Nice last Thursday, both in separate terror attacks. It is not yet known if these incidents were related. They come off the back of several […]

Indonesia Passes Jobs Bill; Opposition Protests

On October 5th, Indonesia passed President Joko Widodo’s flagship “job creation” bill. Seven out of nine Parliament parties voted to approve the omnibus, which, according to the New York Times, will slash labor and environmental regulations contained in 80 separate laws. Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, and […]

Two towers in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Four Killed And Twenty-Three Wounded In Vienna Terrorist Attack

Four people were killed and twenty-three wounded in a terrorist attack in Vienna, Austria last Monday, November 2nd , after a gunman wielding an automatic rifle and a machete fired into crowds enjoying one final evening in the city before another coronavirus curfew. The Austrian police shot and killed the […]

Biden Wins U.S. Presidency. What’s Next?

On Saturday, November 8th, 2020, Joseph R. Biden Jr. was projected to become the 46th President of the United States.  The verdict became clear after he won the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which pushed his Electoral College votes over the 270 he required to win. While Biden’s win was met with […]

Dasht-e-Barchi Suicide Bomber Attack By ISIS Targets Shia-Hazara Minority

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber attack occurring on October 24th, 2020 which targeted an education centre in the Dasht-e-Barchi sector of Kabul, Afghanistan. The incident left at least 24 individuals dead and approximately 57 injured. Many of the victims were between the ages of 15 and 26, […]