Daily Archives: November 28, 2019

Ukrainian And Russian Attempts At Peace In The Donbass Region 3

In a conflict where new ceasefires are broken within minutes, recent peace talks between Ukraine and Russia – one of the many – seemed overly pessimistic. However, since initiating these peace talks in August 2019, both parties have made significant efforts in reducing conflict in the Donbass region of Eastern […]

Colombia Protests: The End Of ESMAD?

A wave of protests has recently been sweeping through Latin America, from demonstrations in Chile over metro-fares, to public outcry over allegations of vote-tampering forcing Bolivia’s President Evo Morales to resign. Over the past week, that wave finally crashed over Colombia, with protests organized by students reaching over 200,000 people […]

The Silence Is Deafening

Earlier this month, British-Bangladeshi film-maker Leesa Gazi released her award winning documentary feature ‘Rising Silence’ to the British public. The documentary tracks the story of four sisters who were abducted during the 1971 war in which East Pakistan broke with West Pakistan to become Bangladesh. During the nine-month war of […]

Campaigns Of Violence Continue In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

In the past month, over 60 civilians have been killed in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The killings have been reported by regional leaders to be perpetrated by members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) a Ugandan militia that has been ravaging the Eastern […]

The Food Security Crisis In Haiti 1

A recent press release from humanitarian organizations has shed light upon the looming threat of food insecurity in Haiti. The country has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the world. Currently, 3.67 million people, which equates to 35 per cent of the Haitian population, require emergency food […]

The United States’ Position On Israeli Settlements Underscores The Dangerous Influence Of Monied Politics 1

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the U.S. will shift its position on Israeli Settlements in the West Bank, and no longer view them as a violation of international law. The move is a break from the established stance of most U.S. allies, and comes as […]