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 […]

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 […]

Peace Talks in Sweden: A Vital Step Forward To Ending Civil War In Yemen

On December 5th 2018 the Yemeni Government and Houthi rebels met face to face in Rimbo, Sweden to coordinate a peace agreement that would help bring an end to the civil war in Yemen. These two parties have been fighting each other for nearly four years and as a result, […]

What Happened To Jamal Khashoggi And Why Is His Death A Threat To Freedom Of Expression?

At 1:14pm on October 2nd, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist, entered the Saudi Arabian embassy in Istanbul to collect a document that certified he had divorced his ex-wife. This would allow him to marry his Turkish fiancé, Hatice Cengiz. Prior to entering the embassy Khashoggi gave his fiancé two […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zimbabwe’s New Leader Likely To Uphold The Same Oppressive Regime

Robert Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s head of state for thirty-seven years, running a regime of violence and terror. His forced resignation from leadership last year was a shock both on a domestic and global level, as Mugabe had dominated the political scene for so long. Although Mugabe’s removal from power was […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]