Daily Archives: October 31, 2017


UN Pushes For More Peacekeepers In CAR Amidst Intensifying Violence

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called for an extra 900 peacekeepers to be deployed in the Central African Republic. The request comes after an uptick in ethnic and religious-based violence against civilians in the country. In a report to the United Nations Security Council, Guterres recommended an […]


More Indigenous Activists Killed In Colombia

On October 24th , a prominent Colombian Indigenous activist, Aulio Isamara Forastero, was assassinated near the Catru Dubaza Ancoso shelter. An official statement by the National Indigenous Organisation of Colombia (ONIC) describes how five men dressed in the uniform of the Colombian guerrilla group, ELN, took Forasterio from his home under […]


The Rohingya Crisis And Regional Instability

The forced exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state presents a grave risk to regional stability, according to several organizations. Since August 25, Myanmar’s security forces have conducted extensive and violent “clearance operations” against the minority group, instigating a refugee crisis which has seen over […]


Escalation Of The Crisis In Kirkuk

As the Islamic State’s (ISIS) influence in the Middle East, and in the international system as a whole seems to be declining, internal conflict between Kurdish groups and the Iraqi government are resuming their historical tension, with hostilities especially high in Iraqi Kurdistan and Kirkuk. On September 25, the Kurdistan […]