Day: December 10, 2016

A New Chapter For Gambia

After 22 years of rule by a repressive autocrat, Gambia is now able to provide new hope for its people. The December elections resulted in the victory of Adama Barrow, who will take over the presidency of Yahya Jammeh. In a country where political opponents, dissidents, and journalists are imprisoned,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Arab Youth And Their Opportunities

Earlier this week the Arab Human Development Report was released. This report, entitled Youth and the Prospects of Human Development in a Changing Reality, was launched by the United Nations Development Programme and focuses on youth and their opportunities in the Arab region. This report found that the Arab region

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