Daily Archives: March 26, 2018

The Souring Relationship Between Greece And Turkey

Turkey has been interfering with sovereign Cyprus to explore and exploit its natural resource under the framework of the EU and the international law. Ankara has stated that it will prevent the Greek Cypriot government from exploring for oil or gas around the divided island. Turkey states that some areas […]

The Kinder Morgan Pipeline Is One Of Many Examples Of Environmental Racism

Last month, the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a study indicating that Black communities and people of colour in the United States disproportionately experience environmental pollution (with Black communities as much as 3 times more likely to live amid environmental pollution), as many polluting industries locate themselves right […]

Liberia’s Security Priorities During UNMIL’s Fragile Transition

In a pivotal moment for Liberia, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has successfully completed its mandate after 15 years of assisting and supporting the nation in its transition from violent conflict to long-lasting peace and democracy. With Liberia now looking to secure a stable future, the United Nations […]

Labour: No Hard Brexit, No Hard Border?

At the time of writing, it has been 640 days since the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland voted to leave the European Union on June 23rd 2016. The referendum resulted in a narrow 51.9% majority vote for leave; thus the UK will withdraw from the EU in […]

Thirteen Million In Need Of Humanitarian Aid In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

On Monday February 19, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock in his report to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called for urgent humanitarian assistance for about 13 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He also stated that over four million […]

Dim Down The Lights, Light Up The Future

As millions of lights went dark, this year’s Earth Hour started. The annual event began on March 24th as a symbolic and powerful inspiration for saving the planet, having millions of people worldwide switch off their lights for an hour to raise awareness about climate change, “This Earth Hour…people around […]

Iraqi-Made Film Debuts Worldwide After 25 Years Of Silence

The Iraqi-made film, Al-Rihla, debuted in Baghdad at of the month. Al-Rihla, or The Journey in English, has been screened in theatres and festivals worldwide since its debut at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017. However, its screening in Iraq this spring brings both a poignant reminder of the continuing […]