Daily Archives: October 3, 2019

U.S Cyber-Security Initiative On Aviation

Cyber-Security vulnerabilities discovered in airliners put the United States authorities into consideration on improving the defense to prevent causalities. Department Transportation and Department of Homeland Security Initiative According to Dave Bittner, Host of Cyberwire podcast, the U.S. has launched a program that identifies the flaws within the Boeing(s) and Airbus(es) […]

Trump Administration Proposes Historically Low Refugee Limit

The Trump administration has capped the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States, announcing on Thursday that it would accept a maximum of 18,000 refugees during the 2020 fiscal year, down from the current limit of 30,000 and a fraction of the 85,000 refugees President Obama admitted […]

“Fails The Human Rights Test”: Australia’s Cashless Welfare Card

Since its 2016 trial beginnings in rural Australian towns, the Coalition’s enforcement of the Cashless Welfare Card has been a contested issue. Now, with the Morrison government’s new plans to expand the scope of its power, further restrictions will limit the spending habits of welfare recipients from selected towns. While […]

Presidential Elections In Afghanistan 1

On Saturday September 28th, the 2019 Presidential elections were held in Afghanistan, mired by threats of attacks from the Taliban and reports of fraudulent voting practices. Although there were more than a dozen candidates on the ballot, the top two contenders are sitting President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah […]

The Vietnamese Government Must Be Held To Account As Vietnam Increasingly Suffers The Effects of Climate Change

The potential for conflict in Vietnam and the rest of South-East Asia as a consequence of climate change is a realistic prospect. Whilst the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has increased considerably over the past 10 years, a large proportion of these cases is now attributed to the adverse […]

One Step Closer To Peace In Syria: Constitutional Committee Formed

After almost two years of discussions, and a more than eight-year conflict in Syria, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on 23 September the formation of a Syrian constitutional committee. However, the director and spokesperson of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Mustafa Bali, commented to a special UN envoy […]

Unrest Continues In Jakarta In Response To Proposed Reforms

Civil unrest has been at boiling point in Indonesia for almost a week now, in response to the attempted introduction of new conservative reforms by the government, report the Independent and the BBC. Hundreds of people were injured in clashes between protestors and police on Wednesday 25 September, when tear […]

Cameroon, In search Of Peace Without Key Participants At Dialogue Table

A Major National Dialogue is underway in Cameroon’s political capital, Yaoundé, aimed at resolving the three-year conflict in the Anglophone regions of the country. The dialogue, which opened on Monday, 30 September, saw the absence of key political players from the Anglophone community, especially separatist fighters. Opening the meeting, Cameroon’s […]

Mozambique Elections: Historical Factors And Food For Thought 1

On October 15th, Mozambican citizens will head to vote in general elections across the country. As in all democracies, this is an important political event which can shape the future of the country; however, Mozambique has been plagued by periods of violence since the end of Portuguese colonisation and occupation […]