Daily Archives: October 14, 2016

Antonio Guterres: The Ninth Secretary General Of The UN

  The UN Security Council formally nominated Mr. Guterres as the ninth Secretary General last week, recommending that the 193-member General Assembly appoint him for five years from January 1, 2017. At the time of writing, the General Assembly is likely to meet next week to approve the appointment of Mr. […]

India And Pakistan’s Kashmir Dispute Is Dangerously Heating Up

  Battles over government buildings are currently ongoing between Indian security forces and anti-Indian militia fighters in the Indian-controlled region of Kashmir. In an effort to flush out the attackers, forces have surrounded the compound which is 10 km outside of Srinagar, the capital of the Indian state of Jammu […]

Russia Suspends Agreement On The Disposal Of Weapons-Grade Plutonium

On October 3rd, Russian President, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would suspend the implementation of the Plutonium Disposition and Management Agreement (PDMA) with the United States. This suspension came in light of the U.S.’s decision to suspend bilateral contacts with Russia over its involvement in the Syrian army’s attack in […]

Burundi Takes Steps Towards Withdrawing From The International Criminal Court

Burundi has made moves towards withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly voted in support of this withdrawal with only two legislators against it. This move to withdraw from the ICC came after the United Nations launched an investigation into Burundi’s alleged systematic […]

Azerbaijan’s Referendum: A New Wave Of Repression

  Azerbaijan’s referendum, which was held on September 26, has faced international criticism for leading to greater civil repression. The referendum was held on 29 draft amendments to the constitution, all of which were designed to give unprecedented power to the already authoritarian government. The lead-up to the referendum has seen a new […]