Abhishek Kumar

The Politics of Labelling the NRA ‘a Domestic Terrorist Organisation’

Terrorism is arguably a political construct which encompasses dynamic interests that change over time. With international terrorism being at the forefront of counter-terrorism policy-making, currently, there is no specific federal crime covering acts of terrorism within the U.S. that are not linked to officially designated international terrorist organisations. However, ideologically […]

Climate Change And The South Pacific

Leaders of the Pacific region met earlier this month during the assembly of the Pacific Islands Forum to discuss issues facing the island nations of the Pacific. While multiple critical issues were addressed, climate change was declared to be the single biggest security threat to the region. The United Nations […]

UN Scientific Panel Stresses The Need To Limit Global Warming

Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report highlighting the urgent need to increase efforts in limiting global warming. The world is currently 1°C above pre-industrial levels, and the IPCC stresses the significance of the increase in extreme weather events experienced across the world. […]

EU Parliament Votes For Disciplinary Action Against Hungary

Earlier this week under the legislative threshold of a two-thirds majority, the European Parliament voted 448 to 197, in favour of disciplinary proceedings against Hungary for allegedly undermining European Union core values and the rule of law. Based on reports, the European Parliament has raised concerns surrounding the constitutional and […]

Police Brutality And The NFL

On August 26th, 2016, Collin Kaepernick made headlines when he sat for the national anthem during the 49ers third pre-season game. Explaining to the media that he sat because of the oppression of people of colour in the United States and ongoing issues of police brutality, Kaepernick has attempted to […]

Saudi-UAE Coalition Admits Air Strike On School Bus Unjustified

On the morning of August 9, the Saudi-UAE military alliance led an air strike targeting Houthi rebels in the north-western city of Yemen, Sa’dah. The air strike hit a school bus killing at least 26 children and wounding 19, all under the age of 15 years according to the local […]

Dangers Faced By Child-Asylum Seekers Deported From The US And Mexico

Under the rhetoric of border control, the first six months of this year has seen 25,000 women and children from Northern Central America seeking asylum deported after arriving in the US and Mexico searching for a better life. A recent report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stressed […]

Demonizing The Media 1

A dominant narrative driven by President Trump and his administration has been that certain new organizations spread misinformation and are fundamentally dishonest. By examining which news organizations are condemned, it is evident that those who criticize Trump and his administration are demonized publicly regardless of the credibility of information presented. […]

EU Migration Crisis: Outsourcing Responsibility

The European migration crisis has been recorded to reflect the time period beginning in 2015 when more than one million migrants and refugees fleeing conflict first crossed into Europe resulting in the status of crisis. As countries struggled to cope with this large influx, political unrest amongst EU member states […]

UN Chief Urges International Community To Not Let Rohingya Refugees Become “Forgotten Victims”

“Their horrific experiences defy comprehension, yet they are the reality for nearly one million Rohingya refugees,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres after a visit last week to the largest refugee camp in the world, located in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar. Since August 2017, nearly one million Rohingya, Myanmar’s largest mainly-Muslim […]