Daily Archives: January 12, 2018

Sudanese Protests After An Increase In Bread Prices

Since 2016, Sudan has been experiencing a high price volatility in some commodities and services, which has caused civil unrest and disconformity. Last Saturday on January 6, 2018, a protest emerged in the city of Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State, spreading along to the southeastern city of Sennar […]

“Nuclear Button Is On My Desk,” Says Kim

In a New Year’s Day speech, President of North Korea Kim Jong Un stated, “I have a nuclear button on my desk. This is reality, not a threat.” A nuclearized North Korea has complicated efforts for peace with its southern neighbour, South Korea, and with the United States. Since it […]

Coercive Diplomacy Blowback

Strong and coercive language from United State’s envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, following the General Assembly’s Emergency Session vote on the status of Jerusalem in late December, has been met with blowback. While Haley declared the “vote will be remembered” as a point of attack and acute “disrespect” […]

Cambodia’s PM Accused Of ‘Killing Democracy’ In Lead Up To 2018 Elections

Cambodia has been accused of ‘killing democracy’ after a recent crackdown on political opposition. Kem Sokha, leader of the opposition party in Cambodia, was arrested at midnight on September 3rd during a night raid on his home in Phnom Penh. His party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was then dissolved […]

Political Deadlock: Gnassingbe vs. Togo.

In his New Year’s address, given on January 3rd, the President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo spoke directly to the public for the first time since large-scale protests against his rule began in August 2017. In his first message, he reiterated his government’s official stance of dialogue and negotiations with the protesters […]

Angela Merkel And The Tough Task Of Coalition-Building

Angela Merkel’s continued hold on the Chancellorship of Germany will depend on whether she can skilfully pull together disparate political groups in order to re-create the coalition between her conservatives and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SDP) – one that governed the nation from 2013 to 2017. If she […]