Daily Archives: June 16, 2016

ASEAN Rebukes, And Then Retracts On South China Sea Issue

  Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries issued a strongly worded statement on rising tensions in the South China Sea this week, only to retract it just hours later. Whilst the communique did not mention China specifically, it did appear to rebuke Beijing over […]

Should There Be An International Law To Increase Security?

  On June 12th, 2016, another horrible incident grabbed the world’s attention: there was a mass shooting in Orlando that happened in the early morning of last Sunday. As more devastating information started to unfold, people’s attention soon turned into horror and disgust. This shooting is currently known to be […]

Ugandan Army Pulls Troops in Fight Against LRA

Late last week, Uganda announced plans to pull back approximately 2,500 troops from the Central African Republic who are searching for high-ranking members of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The LRA is an organization that bases its belief system on the pillars of Christianity. It gained international notoriety through the Kony 2012 […]

The Paradox of Growth: Africa’s Unmaximized Potential

With a population estimated in 2015 by the World Bank to be roughly 1.2 billion people, made up of 54 countries, Africa is heavily endowed. Even with its fertile soil, cultural diversity, natural resources, rich biodiversity, mineral resources and human capital this continent still suffers from the worst forms of underdevelopment, […]