Daily Archives: July 2, 2017

War in Ukraine

Overview In 2004, mass protests took place in Ukraine to overthrow pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych. Described as the ‘Orange Revolution’, the protests successfully enabled the pro-Western candidate Viktor Yushchenko into power. In response, Russia limited gas supplies to Ukraine and, in addition to the global financial crisis, depleted the value […]

Police Officers Abducted By Boko Haram?

The Borno State Police Command has dismissed media reports suggesting that policewomen and wives of policemen were abducted by Boko Haram on June 20. The Police denial was made in a press statement signed by Mr. Victor Isuku, spokesman of the command. Media reports had claimed that Boko Haram terrorists […]

Making And Breaking The Rules In The U.K Election

Politics can often be seen as a game. A dangerous one at that. ‘The Great Game’ was the term coined in the nineteenth century for territorial conflict between Britain and Russia. But it seems that in the U.K. general election, the rules often fluctuate, and don’t necessarily lead to disqualification […]

Germany Votes To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

On Friday, June 30th, 2017, German lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote passed 393 votes to 226, with four lawmakers abstaining. The bill in question allows for the same rights of marriage as heterosexual couples, as well as the right for same-sex couples to jointly adopt. This was […]

Thailand Urged To Fulfil Assurance To End Torture

10 years after the ratification of the Convention Against Torture, Amnesty International has expressed concern that Thailand is not fulfilling its obligations. Human Rights Watch stated that Thailand has created a committee to receive complaints and investigate allegations of torture, but without law recognizing these crimes, the committee has little […]

ISIS’s Caliphate Retaken By Iraqi Troops In Mosul

On Thursday, Iraqi government-led troops seized the Great Mosque of al-Nuri from ISIS in Mosul. This comes three years after the ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, claimed the site as the group’s caliphate and appointed himself as the leader. Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced the mosque had been successfully seized by their […]

Swedish Immigration Policy Continues To Attack The Most Vulnerable

If you are a refugee seeking asylum in the world, Sweden may not be the country to look to. In 2015, Sweden accepted over 163,000 refugees, making Sweden the largest per capita recipient. This was due to the Swedish policy of having an open border, taking all those seeking asylum. […]