Daily Archives: February 20, 2020


Violence Persists In Ukraine As Promised Summit Likely Cancelled

On February 10th, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko said he does not see any preparation taking place for a highly anticipated summit regarding the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. This comes just two months after Ukrainian and Russian officials, accompanied by delegates from France and Germany, met in […]


Iranians Go To The Polls – And The World Watches

Iran’s parliamentary election look set to return a large conservative majority – an outcome that would strengthen the hand of hard-line elements in the Islamic Republic at the expense of moderates and relative liberals. At a point of high tension in the region, the outcome of this election will likely […]


Illegitimate Detention: Indian Public Safety Act Detains Four Political Leaders In Kashmir

On the 6th of January, prominent Kashmiri leaders and former ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were charged under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act. In addition, the detention of Ali Muhammad Sagar and Sartaj Madni, also senior politicians in the region, has been extended under the same act. […]


The Impact Of Mexico’s “Hugs Not Bullets” Campaign

Despite Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s best efforts to combat the cartel influence through peaceful means, the continuing rise in deaths and the shocking rise in cartel displays of power has meant that the policy of de-escalation and appeasement, that the President’s 2018 electoral policy “Hugs, not Bullets” was based […]


Syrian War 1

The Turkish military has deployed troops to Idlib to monitor the 2017 deescalation conflict. Following the agreement brokered by Turkey and Russia that has been repeatedly violated, it was hoped that the agreement would avert a government assault. The UN said this threatened to create the humanitarian catastrophe of 21st […]