Daily Archives: August 21, 2018


Afghan City Suffers Surprise Four-Day Taliban Attack

On 13 August the Taliban launched a four-day surprise attack on Ghazni, a city in southern Afghanistan. The Associated Press reported that hundreds have fled to escape the fighting, leaving the city streets bare. Contradictory reporting has illustrated two drastically different images of the city: one where the Taliban roams […]


Rise of Local Justice Systems in South Sudan

Known as the youngest nation, South Sudan has endured years of civil war that has subsequently stripped it of resources and capital, leaving many in the nation to implement their own judicial systems to resolve their issues. One such system is known as “bench courts” was established in 2016 within […]


More Innocent Civilians Killed As Yemen’s Civil War Rages On

The ongoing Yemeni Civil War, which has been raging for the last three years, has recently seen one of its worst instances of civilian violence.  On Thursday, August 9th, the Saudi-led coalition launched an airstrike that killed approximately fifty people, twenty-nine of which were children in a school bus that […]


Anti-Government Protests In Romania Draw Tens Of Thousands To Bucharest Streets

Anti-government protests in the Romanian capital Bucharest, and several other cities across the country, continued for the second consecutive day even after 400 people were injured in Friday’s first round of protests, after violent clashes between peaceful protesters and riot police, who fired tear gas, pepper spray, and a water […]


China’s Youth On The Internet: The Duality Of Apathy And Rage

Though heated debates rage in the United States over the freedom of the internet–from Twitter’s reluctance to ban Neo-Nazi content to Facebook removing Alex Jones’ profile–in China there is relative quiet. The Great Firewall established under China’s Communist Party (CCP) and regulated by the propaganda department bubbles the nation to […]