Daily Archives: June 30, 2019


Russian Air Force Planes Land In Venezuela

Just earlier this week, a Russian Air Force jet arrived in Venezuela’s main airport in Caracas city. This has caught the watchful eye of many major countries as the Russian-Venezuelan relationship could pose a danger to democracies globally. Venezuela’s state has been suffering since 2014, caused mainly by the rocky […]


Crisis In Australia’s Offshore Detention Centers 1

On June 26 2019, President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted, “These flyers depict Australia’s policy on Illegal Immigration. Much can be learned!” along with pictures of flyers distributed by the Australian government. The flyers had foreboding statements such as “You will not make Australia home”, “You won’t be […]


Overseas Democracy Promotion Forgotten In “America First” Era

The Trump administration has exhibited a sharp departure from the United States’ legacy of overseas democracy promotion since taking office in 2017. As the title suggests, this “America First” presidency is based squarely around the fulfilment of U.S.-centric objectives, with a shrinking degree of attention reserved for matters carried out […]


Georgia Announces Electoral Reform Amid Protests

Georgia’s ruling party, Georgian Dream,  announced on 24 June changes to the electoral system, making parliamentary elections fully proportional.  Currently, only 77 of the Georgian parliament’s 150 seats are awarded proportionally and the rest by single-seat constituencies.  The changes were announced in order to appease protesters who started demonstrating outside […]


US-Led “Peace To Prosperity” Meeting Has No Substance for Peace

As part of the White House’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan to boost Palestinian investment, a two-day workshop in Bahrain earlier this week has failed to promote co-operative peace talks in the region with Palestinian leadership boycotting the event. According to a White House statement, the meeting was supposed to “facilitate […]


Big Data And The Sustainable Development Goals 2

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outline explicit, time-bound, and measurable targets for national development plans in sync with global concerns for climate security, equality, and development. With 169 multi-dimensional targets to be achieved by 2030, this ambitious program requires 232 statistical indicators or performance metrics from every country to monitor progress […]


Burkina Faso Counter-Insurgent Effort ‘Operation Doofu’ Fails Fulani Citizens 1

As a spate of violent attacks occur across Burkina Faso, the tactics used within counter-insurgency effort, ‘Operation Doofu’, are under fire. Mid-way through May, Operation Doofu was launched to ‘uproot terrorism’ and protect citizens. However, there are grave concerns about the tactics being utilized by security forces. In particular, there […]


European Heat Wave Sparks Several Deaths, Ideological, And Policy Conversations

As a record-breaking heat wave strikes some regions of Europe, European leaders have renewed ongoing conversations surrounding national adaptations to combat the impacts of climate change on infrastructure and lifestyles, as well as increased safety measures. The south of France is reported to be facing much of the brunt of […]


Republika Srpska Withdraws Plans For A Controversial Reservist Police Force In Bosnia And Herzegovina 2

The Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced a withdrawal of plans to establish a new reservist police force amid concerns over the historical context of reservist forces in the country and widespread criticism from Bosnian Muslims and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Western allies.  During the Bosnian […]