Daily Archives: January 25, 2020


United Nations Claims Attack On Yemen Camp Could Derail Peace Efforts

On Saturday evening, a missile struck a mosque in a military training camp in Marib, Yemen. The al-Estiqbal military training camp is within Marib, which, according to Reuters, is “held by the internationally-recognized government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.” The attack killed 79 people as well as wounding 81 […]


Lebanon’s Problems Need An International Solution

Violence between anti-government protestors and Lebanon’s riot police has erupted across the country this past week. The cause of protests is rooted in an issue being covered broadly in the news elsewhere: wildfires. The government of Lebanon implemented reforms to tax WhatsApp users in order to fund disaster relief for […]


The Indigenous Experience Of The Australian Bushfires: A Disregard For Cultural Burning, To The Burning Of Culture

The current Australian wildfires have destroyed an area of land belonging to the indigenous group known as the Yuin people. This occurs alongside the resurgence in criticism of the government’s disregard of ‘cultural burning,’ the indigenous practice of managing land through more controlled fires. The Yuin people have an officially […]


Encouraged By Her Re-Election, Tsai Ing-Wen Declares That China Must ‘Face Reality’

Emboldened by her convincing election victory on 11 January, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen has called for “respect” from China, arguing that Beijing must accept her country’s independence. “We don’t have the need to declare ourselves an independent state, we are an independent country already,” she said in an interview with […]


The Hot War In Iran – Implications For International Relations

The recent actions of United States President Donald Trump have left the relations between the U.S. and Iran in turmoil. Their relationship hit its breaking point after the successful U.S.-led assassination of Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani, as a result of the inflated state of tension between the two nations. […]


The Hot War: What Does The Conflict Between Iran And The U.S. Mean For International Relations?

Less than five years after former U.S. President Barack Obama declared that “Every pathway to a nuclear weapon [in Iran] is cut off,” Iran’s path to nuclear weapons is being paved again. In turn, the bridges built between Europe and Iran – on the back of the Joint Comprehensive Protective […]


U.S. Africa Command Says Airstrike Kills Two Al-Shabaab Militants

Following the Al-Shabaab attack on the U.S. military base in Kenya, which has killed one U.S. soldier and its two contractors, the U.S. Africa command conducted an airstrike on militants in Somalia. According to AFRICOM’s statement, the airstrike was executed in the Qunyo Barrow area, in coordination with the Somalian […]