Adam Philpott

About Adam Philpott

Adam is an undergraduate Politics student at the University of York, currently on a year Down Under studying at the University of Sydney. He is particularly interested in security politics and the management of environmental problems.

Sudan’s Tiananmen Moment: Democracy Protestors Murdered And Dumped In Nile

Peaceful pro-democracy protestors have been slaughtered in Sudan’s capital Khartoum following the breakdown of talks between military and civilian leaders, regarding the transition to civilian authority and democratic elections, triggered by the usurpation of long-standing dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April. Al-Bashir’s 30-year grip on the country was terminated by […]

Hope In History: Why Greta Thunberg Can Save The Planet

The climate movement has been a failure to date in ushering legislators down a more ambitious and urgent path of climate mitigation and adaptation. 2018 greenhouse gas emissions reached an all-time high and if we continue on this rising trajectory the earth will experience up to 5 degrees of warming […]

Israel Folau Dismissal A Win For The LGBT+ Community

Australian rugby star Israel Folau has been dismissed by Rugby Australia following a homophobic post on Instagram. This ongoing saga has brought much-needed reflection to the often-murky tension between religious freedom, free speech, and the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of sexual identity. The former NSW […]

Solomon Islands Heads To The Polls: An End To Devil’s Night?

In April, the Solomon Islands held its first general election since the withdrawal of the Australia-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), an event which can be considered a tentative step forward for democracy in the country. While Solomon Islanders went to the polls on 3 April, it was […]

Tripoli Under Fire: The Region’s Only Functioning Airport Damaged In An Air Raid

An air raid on the last functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli in April by forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar has undermined progress towards a democratic and peaceful solution to the political stalemate which has inundated the North African country since the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. […]