Daily Archives: 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]