Ashlee Gardner

About Ashlee Gardner

Ashlee is a Masters of Public Health Student at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, interested in innovative ways to improve the wellbeing of the world!

The 1,114 Civilian Casualities In The Never-Ending War Against ISIS

On September 27th, 2018, the United States-led coalition against ISIS admitted to killing 1,114 civilians in Iraq and Syria alone. In the four-year period between August 2014 and August 2018, the coalition had conducted more than 30,000 strikes and had reportedly investigated all ‘credible’ civilian casualty reports. However, critics claim […]

Infectious Disease: Conflict’s Silent Killer

Historically, infectious disease have killed more soldiers in war zones than the conflict itself. Whilst this statistic is changing, infectious disease remains the cause of themajority of civilian deaths in modern day war. Prolonged conflict results in damaged infrastructure, unsafe travel routes, closure of medical facilities, and immuno-compromised civilians. These […]

Iran Unveils New Fighter Jet As Tensions With America Increase

Iran released a brand new, domestically built fighter jet to celebrate National Defense Industry Day this year. The jet named ‘Kowsar’ represents the first ‘flyable’ military aircraft built entirely in Iran, using solely Iranian parts and intelligence. This forward move in Iranian defense represents an effort to increase military prowess […]