Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

ASEAN Tones Down Confrontational Language During The 30th Summit

There has been a lack of strong language regarding the South China Sea dispute during the 30th ASEAN Summit chaired by the Philippines. This development has not come as a surprise to many, as one of the first actions of the Filipino president Roderigo Duterte’s actions after he came into […]

US Advances To Move Beyond The Stalemate In Afghanistan

A broad review was undertaken by the Pentagon, the US State Department, and several intelligence organizations has recommended sending several thousand additional American troops to Afghanistan to try to break a military deadlock there. According to the US media reports, 3000-5000 additional troops, including hundreds of Special Operations forces, could […]

Al-Shabaab Leader Killed In Raid

Moalin Osman Abdi Badil, one of the regional leaders of al-Shabaab, along with several others, have been killed in a raid by Somali forces. This news was announced on Sunday and comes amidst fresh efforts to wipe out the terror organization which is proving to be the country’s greatest obstacle […]

Social Media And Peace: Lessons From Kenya

The words of former United States President Abraham Lincoln, “government of the people for the people and by the people,” have become the go-to definition of democracy by many. The majority make decisions that bind not only themselves but also the minority. In 2017, Kenyans once again go to the […]

The French Election: A Victory Against The Far Right?

The French presidential election earlier this week saw centrist Emmanuel Macron triumph over far-right Marine Le Pen. Macron won comfortably with 66% of the vote, while Le Pen received a mere 34%. The turnout for the election was the lowest it has been in decades. Twelve million voters abstained and […]