Day: October 16, 2017

Iraqi and Kurdish Forces In Armed Standoff Over Kirkuk Region

Iraqi and Kurdish forces remain locked in an armed standoff in the disputed Kirkuk region after Iraq ordered the Kurds to surrender military positions. This follows the recent independence referendum held in Kurdistan, which suggested the incorporation of Kurdish majority areas, like Kirkuk, into an independent Kurdistan. Kirkuk Governor Najm

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Catalan Referendum: Not Seeking Traumatic Split

The people of Catalonia held an independence referendum October 1, 2017. The Spanish Government declared the vote unconstitutional and sent Spanish police into Catalonia to stop the vote. As Catalan citizens tried to vote, police raided polling stations firing rubber bullets into crowds of people and dragged innocent voters out

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What Does The Issue Of Catalan Independence Mean For World Peace?

The Catalan Independence movement, independentisme catalá, began in 1922 with the idea to separate Catalonia from the Spanish Kingdom. This was achieved through founding the Catalan state. In 1931, negotiations were held which agreed that Catalonia would have autonomy with the Spanish state. However, during the Spanish Civil War in

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Is Nobel Peace Prize 2017 A Solution To Nuclear Weapons?

Among 318 nominations, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2017. The ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in 100 countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. The campaign was born in Melbourne and officially

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OHCHR Report On Myanmar Military Offensives

A report on the actions of the Myanmar security forces against the Rohingya people compiled by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has been released this week.  The report outlines the destructive and violent acts carried not only to drive Rohingya out of Myanmar but as

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North Korea: A Dichotomized Picture Of Development

The nuclear and missile threat caused by North Korea has become increasingly imminent for countries all over the world, especially the United States. It is reported by the Economist that, Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, would “surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire.”

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