Daily Archives: December 18, 2019


The Resignation Of Iraq’s Prime Minister: Another Democratic False Dawn?

The 29th of November marked another chapter in Iraq’s turbulent political development as Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi resigned from his office. Being entrenched in post-Hussein Iraqi Politics, Mahdi’s resignation represents a significant shift in government attitudes to democracy after a period of continuous protests from October 2019. These protests have […]


“The Rapist Is You”: Chilean Women’s Appeal On Institutional Gender Equality

Wearing black blindfolded and red scarfs—almost ten thousand women gathered in front of the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile for an anti-rape flash mob on December 5th. Being accompanied by finger-snapping dance, a viral anthem called “A Rapist in Your Path” triggered worldwide echoes in the next few days. “The […]


Bougainville Votes Overwhelmingly In Favour Of Secession From Papua New Guinea

The people of Bougainville have this week overwhelmingly voted to secede from Papua New Guinea (PNG). The non-binding referendum, which began in late November and concluded on 11th December, gave voters the choice of either increased autonomy or independence from the Pacific Ocean country. Astonishingly, almost 98 per cent of […]