Daily Archives: November 14, 2016

The Divided States Of America

The election of Donald J. Trump as America’s President has proven that the United States is more divided than ever. Trump supporters believe that his election represents a hopeful shift of regime, which will bring shared prosperity that has previously been concentrated by the wealthy elites. The outcome of the […]

War Crimes Arrests Reignites The Fight For A Third Entity In Bosnia

The International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) set up to trial war crimes committed in the region during the 1990s has outlined the aim of ending impunity and paving a clear path for reconciliation for the Former Yugoslav states. A clear non-violent strategy that aimed to ensure peace for […]

Colombian Government And FARC Rebels Sign Revised Peace Deal

  The 52-year long guerrilla war between the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has finally come to an end on Saturday after more than four years of negotiations. Colombia’s government and the FARC have signed a revised peace agreement for the second time in six weeks, […]

The Current And Future State Of The Mutual Defence Treaty Between The United States and South Korea

At the end of the Korean War in 1953, the United States and South Korea signed a mutual defence treaty ensuring support should the territory of either state be attacked. In light of Donald Trump winning the 2016 U.S. Presidential election it is worth considering the current state of the treaty and its […]

UN Secretary General Sacks Commander of UNMISS

On November 1st, Ban Ki-moon sacked the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan after an official report showed a failure to protect civilians during violent clashes in Juba from July 8 to 11. According to the report, the UN peacekeeping force abandoned their posts and failed to respond […]

Afghanistan: Increasing International and Domestic Political Tension

A recent attack at the German Consulate in Afghanistan has killed 6 people and left well over 100 injured. On Friday, the BBC reported that a vehicle full of explosives targeted the consulate’s car park and was directly responsible for the intense damage caused in the Mazar-e-Sharif area. The vehicle […]

Hong Kong: Asia’s Modern Slavery Hub

It’s not the first place that comes to mind when discussing slavery in Asia, but recent reports have found that Hong Kong, despite its wealth and prosperity, has a hidden issue with modern slaves, particularly in the form of forced labour. According to a survey by the Walk Free Foundation, […]

Protestors Clash With Police At Standing Rock

An environmental protest has come to resemble a warzone in recent days as protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, USA, have become flash-points of violence between police and protesters. News outlets have reported that the Police and National Guard have used sound cannons, tasers, tear […]