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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Ceasefire Agreement In South-West Syria After 330,000 Displaced

With almost three weeks since the beginning of a Russia-backed government assault on opposition forces in Syria’s southwest province of Deraa, Russia and Syrian rebel groups have finally reached a ceasefire agreement after days of tense negotiations. Under the agreement, rebel forces will surrender heavy weapons, and in exchange, the […]


EU Migration Deal Fails To Address Key Humans Rights Issues Facing African Migrant Population Seeking Asylum

Following Italy’s hardline on migration which saw two migrant rescue ships stranded at sea earlier this month, EU leaders have reached a vague agreement on migration policy to share the influx of refugees. After nine hours of extensive talks in Brussels, political unrest amongst EU member states is still prevalent […]