Daily Archives: July 3, 2017

Crisis in Venezuela

Overview Beginning in 2012, Venezuela began to sink into an economic crisis that was fuelled by poor government management of the economy and was worsened by a sharp drop in oil prices in 2015. Amongst other issues, this resulted in reduced spending on social welfare programs, that had previously been […]

Hopes For A Democratic Hong Kong Fade 20 Years Into ‘One Country, Two Systems’

This week, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region celebrated the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s reunion with the PRC with an official visit by Xi Jinping, the President of the PRC and chairman of the Chinese Communist Party. The visit, which was marked […]

Further Allegations Of Sexual Abuse By Peacekeepers Emerges From The Central African Republic

A recent report issued by the United Nations shows that, despite efforts to combat the issue, allegations of sexual abuse committed by UN Peacekeepers have continued, with new reports of sexual abuse emerging from the Central African Republic. Since January 2017, over 55 UN Peacekeepers have been accused of abuse […]

The U.S. And South Korea: Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

President Donald Trump’s administration is encouraging the new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, to join the U.S. and adopt a coercive approach towards North Korea. Trump hopes that coercion will lead to North Korea relinquishing their nuclear weapons program. Many believe that Moon Jae-in will adopt a Sunshine policy. […]

Donald Trump Travel Ban Injunction Partly Lifted By Supreme Court

On Monday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court partially lifted the injunctions by the lower courts on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Visa applications for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, have been suspended for a 90-day period, and the U.S Refugee Admissions […]