Author: Emilio Lanera

Myanmar Deviating From Peaceful Democracy

When Myanmar held its first openly contested elections in 2015, there was hope for change. Four years later and the political landscape of the South East Asian nation has transformed in unexpected ways. A United Nations (UN) report reveals the situation in Myanmar has worsened over time. UN Human Rights

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A Look Back On Merkel’s Career

Angela Merkel stepped down as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and declared she will not run for Chancellor in 2021. This all occurred at the end of last year when Merkel and her party were elected into office for a fourth consecutive term. While Merkel may have

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South Sudan: A Nation Of People In Trauma

South Sudan claimed independence eight years ago but has been at civil war for six of them. Prior to the current civil war, the worlds youngest country was involved in two others from 1955-1972 and 1983-2005 respectively. This ongoing cycle of violence has caused South Sudan to be plagued with

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Kavanaugh’s Appointment Triggers Chaos Across America

The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court is the latest controversy to unfold under Donald Trump’s Presidential reign. When it was announced that Kavanaugh would be Trump’s second addition to the Supreme Court, Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick all came forward and accused Kavanaugh

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ICC Given Death Sentence By Trump Administration

The U.S. has never been a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), but for the most part has maintained a positive relationship with the institution. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton played a pivotal role in the establishment of the organization, and both former presidents George Bush and Barack Obama

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How Protection Camps In South Sudan Are Helping Maintain Peace

Since 2011, South Sudan has dealt with an array of nightmarish situations from civil conflict to natural disasters to having two million people being internally displaced. The world’s youngest nation is in such a debacle that in December 2013, 30,000 South Sudanese citizens begged the United Nations (UN) for help.

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Australia And Sexual Abuse

When making her way home from a successful comedy gig, Eurydice Dixon texted her boyfriend that she was almost home safely. Unfortunately, Dixon never made it home as moments after sending that text, a nineteen-year-old man attacked the young comedian before sexually assaulting and murdering her in Princes Park. For

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Afghanistan Overwhelmed With Terror And Instability

Afghanistan is no stranger to violence and instability. From the communist revolution in the 1970s to the rise and fall of the Taliban between 1996 and 2001, the country and its people have endured thousands of bombings and assaults. Today, violence within the country is at an all-time high due

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Iranian Women Want Equality And They Want It Now

On March 8, the world celebrated International Women’s Day, a time for women of all ages to come together and acknowledge the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and the momentous steps that have been taken to achieve gender equality. However, for women living in Iran, there was

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Can KP Sharma Oli Deliver Peace And Stability To Nepal?

Nepal’s political history has been a chaotic and at times violent one, but with the appointment of their 41st Prime Minister, many are hoping that peace and stability will finally arrive. On Thursday the 15th of February, KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as the second Prime Minister under Nepal’s

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Walk Down Memory Lane: Trump’s First Year As President, Part 2

Supreme Court Appointment President Obama achieved a great deal during his eight year administration, and was even awarded the Noble Peace prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” However, two accolades Obama was deprived of was passing adequate gun control laws and

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Love Wins In A Landslide

Christmas comes early for the LGBTI community, as Australia becomes the 26th country to legalize same-sex marriage. As of Saturday, 9 December, gay and lesbian couples can lodge a notice of intended marriage, and exactly one month later the same-sex marriage bill will come into effect. Last week the same-sex

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Mass Shooter Or Terrorist?

On 1 October 2017, America witnessed its 1,516th and deadliest mass shooting in recent history with Stephen Paddock murdering 59 innocent people and injuring a further 500. Over the past three years America has been subject to three horrific shootings, all for different reasons. All incidents sparked nationwide heartbreak over

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Trump To Restore Military Mindset In Police Force

The shooting of Michael Brown in 2014 not only highlighted the racial tensions that still exist in the United States, but also exposed the extreme militarization of American police forces. Protests swept the nation following the death of Brown, but it was the protest held on the one-year anniversary of

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Stop Making Australia Day A Seasonal Debate

The debate to change Australia Day is one that every Australian has an opinion on, yet, these opinions only occur leading up to the actual day itself. From the 1st of January to the 26th, news agencies release articles voicing support to change Australia’s national day to literally any other

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