Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

Syria ‘Continuously Ready’ For Prisoner Swap With Rebels

On Monday the 13th of February 2017, the Syrian government released a statement to the government-run Al-Ikhbariya TV station informing the world that it was “continuously ready” for a prisoner swap with rebel factions “particularly in the framework of efforts being made for the coming meeting in Astana.” The meeting […]

Donald Trump’s Mexico Border Wall Will Cause More Harm Than Expected

As Donald Trump settles in to the presidential office, the public awaits his actions regarding his planned border wall. Unfortunately, the future of this project isn’t looking all that great. The wall will cause much more harm than good to not just to Mexicans, but to Americans as well. By preventing innocent international […]

Japan Withdraws PKO Troops From South Sudan

The Japanese government has decided to withdraw the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) from U.N. peacekeeping operations (PKO) in South Sudan, the entire force will be withdrawn from the country presumably by the end of May. The GSDF has been participating in infrastructure-building projects around the South Sudanese capital, Juba, since 2012 […]

Why Trump Offers Few Solutions To The Civilians Caught In Syria’s Conflict

With the near-total capture of Aleppo by government forces in December 2016, for some, it appeared that the Syrian civil war, which killed half a million, created 5 million refugees, and displaced a further 6 million, had come to a bloody end. Yet, conflict continues in Syria, with an estimated […]

China’s Friendlier Face To The World At The 12th National People’s Congress

The 12th National People’s Congress of China brought about some important announcements regarding China’s foreign policy directions. Given the recent troubles in the region, China aimed to send out a positive message to its neighbours. Much of the messages and the principles behind them are not completely new, but were […]

NATO Secretary General And U.S. Warn Against Kosovo’s Army Move

On Wednesday, March 8, NATO warned Kosovo that they might decrease cooperation with the partially recognized state if the state proceeded with their plans to bypass the required constitutional change to create a national army. The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, filed a draft law on Tuesday to transform Kosovo’s […]