Daily Archives: December 10, 2016

Ratko Mladić’s Prosecution To Bring Long Awaited Peace And Justice

  As the trial for notorious Bosnian Serb military commander, Ratko Mladić, comes to a close after a lengthy five-year trial, survivors, victim’s families, and the prosecution are calling for a life sentence. Anything less, lawyers are saying would be an ‘insult to his victims.’ Mladić is being accused of […]

South Korean President Park Guen-Hye’s Popularity At Record Low As Impeachment Vote Is Declared

The fate of South Korea’s first female President Park Guen-Hye will be decided tomorrow when an impeachment vote is brought to the National Assembly. The impeachment bill is to be forwarded by three opposition parties and it is expected that more than two thirds of leaders in the assembly will […]

The Casey Review

A United Kingdom government report has raised concerns over the lack of refugee integration among local communities. The report was commissioned by the British government over a year ago and stated that the country has failed to keep up with the changes brought by immigration. Former Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned before his […]

Broader Implications Of US Relations With China Under A Trump Presidency

Following US President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and lashing out on twitter over China, Chinese-US foreign relations seem to be on a rocky course going into a Trump Presidency. Both analysts and leaders from both Beijing and the White House are concerned over the possible […]

Turkey Calls On US Allies To Reconsider Syria No-Fly Zone

  Turkey again called on the United States and other allies to rethink its proposal for a no-fly zone in northern Syria right after the United Nations expressed their concerns over the bombings in Aleppo. The idea indeed is attractive since the Syrian government and the Russians have a monopoly […]

Reckless Diplomacy: The Potential Consequences Of Tsai Ing-Wen’s Phone Conversation With Donald Trump

On 2 December 2016, the President-elect of the US, Donald Trump, picked up a phone call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. According to Trump’s Twitter, the main conversation revolved around Ms. Tsai’s congratulating  Trump on his victory in the 2016 US presidential election. However, the phone conversation between Mr. Trump and […]

Hezbollah Backed Michel Aoun Elected As New Lebanese President

  Michel Aoun, the founder and current leader of the Free Patriotic Party was unanimously voted into power by Lebanon’s parliament and is officially president. Mr. Aoun is the first President since 2014, a year in which the previous president, Michel Suleiman resigned. So, the obvious question is, why has […]