Alexander Bunker


An Inconvenient Truth: Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record

Many would ascribe the constant tensions between the Western superpowers and the Islamic world since the 1970s to be the result of the West’s consistent attempts to alter the cultural and political makeup of the Middle East. U.S. foreign policy is far from passive in the region, from the CIA-led […]


The Racial Divide In South Africa Widens With Ongoing Violence Toward The Farming Community

On Monday, predominantly white protesters stormed the motorways and road network of South Africa, after a spate of farm-based murders of fellow white people. According to AfriForum, this year approximately 72 white farmers have been brutally murdered in over 300 attacks, with the most recent happening during the protest, when […]


Pleas For Humanitarian Aid As Atrocities Carried Out In The Central African Republic

On Friday, October 6th, Najat Rochdi, the coordinator for humanitarian affairs in the Central African Republic (CAR), pled for further investment into the nation to alleviate its critical state. At the meeting, held in Cameroon by the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Rochdi asked for funding to […]


Finally, An End To The Palestinian Rift?

Since the administrative rift of 2007, when Palestine was divided into the Hamas-controlled Gaza and Fatah’s West Bank, various attempts at governmental reconciliation have failed. One such attempt in 2014 under a ‘Unity Government’, a merger of the opposing political factions, created an institution considered to be greatly in favour […]


The War In Yemen: Saudi-Coalition Forcing A Country Into Humanitarian Disaster

After the 2015 Houthi coup d’etat, which ousted President Abdrabbuh Hadi, a pro-government Saudi-led coalition has prompted a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The conflict exists between the Houthis – a predominantly Shia revolutionary faction –  and the loyalist supporters of Hadi, who have the backing of a Saudi alliance involving […]


The Philippines’ Commission For Human Rights Is Paralyzed Amidst A Barbaric ‘War on Drugs’

Rodrigo Duterte, president of Philippines, in June 2016 launched a highly controversial “war on drugs.” This war has led to the unlawful killings of over 7,000 people involved in criminal activity. Upon inauguration, Duterte called for citizens to kill drug-addicts, as well as any individuals involved in the drug trade. […]


The Islamic State Kill 18, As Al-Sisi’s Methods Of Torture Come To Light

On Monday, the Islamic State (IS) claimed yet another deadly attack, killing at least 18 Egyptian police officers through using a roadside IED and an ensuing gun battle. The horrific attack occurred on the Sinai Peninsula, near the Israeli border, a region, which is plagued by conflict since the Egyptian […]


President Trump’s War On Terror, A ‘Condition-Based Approach’ To Afghanistan

The open-ended conflict which started with the Bush administration’s ‘War on Terror,’ an ideological and effectively unwinnable war, is now in its sixteenth year and is the longest U.S. conflict ever. On August 21st, President Trump outlined the future of U.S. engagement in Afghanistan as a “shift from a time-based […]