Daily Archives: January 16, 2020


Libyan Conflict: Russia And Turkey Vie For A Solution

On Sunday, military commander Khalifa Haftar announced his fighters would agree to a ceasefire in the Western regions of Libya, after having days earlier rejected the ceasefire called by Russia and Turkey. Minutes after the ceasefire went into place, however, both sides accused each other of having violated it. Khalifa […]

Libyan Conflict: Russia And Turkey Vie For A Solution

Tensions Simmer In The Middle East: The Assassination Of Qasem Soleimani

Who Was Qasem Soleimani?

Hundreds of thousands mourned his death, so who was Qasem Soleimani? Missing somewhat from recent coverage of the U.S.-Iranian tensions is the exact importance of the now-deceased Iranian General. Described by CNN as “one of Iran’s most powerful men”, it seems key to understanding what exactly he did, the regional […]


One Of The Longest Strikes In French History Reaches An Impasse

Across France, over 452,000 workers have continued to peacefully strike against the Macron administration’s attempted pension overhaul which threatens to convert France’s 42 distinct pension regimes into a universal points-based system. These proposed changes would see the implementation of incentives for workers who retire two years after the legal age […]

One Of The Longest Strikes In French History Reaches An Impasse

What Next For Afghanistan Peace Talks?

Trump’s Iranian Interference Threatens Middle Eastern Stability

On the 3rd of January 2020, the US carried out a drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq. The strike was ordered by President Donald Trump and killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, dubbed by the media as Iran’s second in command. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomeini has since promised ‘harsh retaliation’, […]