Daily Archives: December 6, 2019

The Re-emerging Cold War: Russia Urges U.S. To Extend Nuclear Pact

Russia has proposed to the United States that the two nuclear superpowers extend their New START nuclear arms reduction treaty by five years, as its expiration date in 2021 approaches. The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) was signed in 2010 under the Obama administration and is the last major […]

Mekong Fishing Communities Struggle With Hydroelectric Dams And Climate Change

Authorities of the Mekong River Commission met last Tuesday, November 25, 2019, to try to devise a common strategy to the crisis that has been developing in the Mekong River over the last few months. In Cambodia, record low waters have left thousands of people with almost no fish supply, […]

North Korea Threatens Japan With Bombs

Yet another threat has been made by North Korea to release its “super-large multiple-rocket launcher” bombs on an opposing country; in this instance, Japan. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un responded to statements from Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, criticising the number of missile launches reported from North Korea. Kim Jong-un […]

Escalation Of Multidimensional Violence Continues In Mali

Over the past seven years, Mali has been entangled in an insurgency, military coup and international intervention. Since then, multidimensional conflict has extended from Northern to the Central regions of the state. Today the violence is not limited to but is concentrated in the central Malian provinces of Mopti and […]

Ukrainian Lawyer Goes On Hunger Strike

This past week, prominent Ukrainian lawyer Yevheniya Zakrevska announced that she would go on a hunger strike. Zakrevska represents the families of the Heavenly Hundred, the protesters who were killed during the Euromaidan Revolution. She announced her commitment on live TV on November 21st, which marked the 6th anniversary since […]

Climate Shocks Worsening Somalia’s Development

The recent floods in Somalia have disrupted law and order and displaced over 370,000 people, with the UN estimating just under half a million people to have been affected. Farming communities have been wiped off the map and many remain without food, water or shelter. The crisis contrasts sharply with […]

US Begins Formal Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

The Trump administration has announced that the United States will be officially withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. According to CNN, this was the first step “in a year long process to leave the landmark agreement to reduce emissions of planet warming gases.” This decision was first brought to the […]

Antisemitism Scandal Continues To Hound The U.K. Labour Party

The past years have seen the U.K.’s Labour Party followed by accusations of endemic Antisemitism and criticism over their disciplinary action regarding it. In the build-up to a tense and fraught election, it is worth examining these claims and evaluating Labour’s reaction to them. For such left-leaning political party accusations […]