Daily Archives: October 7, 2017

Iraq Refuses To Discuss Results Of Kurdish Independence Referendum

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that his government will not hold discussions with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in relation to the referendum on Kurdistan independence from Northern Iraq because he views it as unconstitutional. He has also expressed a willingness to impose punitive measures on the […]

UN Ends 13 Year-Long Mission In Haiti, Leaving Behind A Controversial Legacy

Haiti, a nation plagued with political unrest for the last decade, is saying goodbye to a controversial UN peacekeeping mission despite concerns that the police and justice system are still not adequate enough to provide security for its people. The UN flag was lowered at its headquarters in the capital […]

Afghanistan: There Is More Than Making A Difference, First Do No Harm

The U.S. asserts that they entered a war with Afghanistan because of the atrocious state of women’s rights in the country. The intervention is declared necessary to save these women and promote their rights. After 16 years of war, the state of women’s rights in Afghanistan is no nearer being […]

Deaths In Australian Detention Centres Should Make Us Look To The Root Cause

On October 2, 2017, another man committed suicide in the Australian Detention Centre on Manus Island. Staff described the man’s mental illness as “acute” in the months leading up to his suicide. In fact, he had a failed suicide attempt three days earlier. Ian Rintoul of Refugee Action Coalition points […]