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 […]

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 […]

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 […]