Breanna McCann


About Breanna McCann

I am a third-year student at Robert Morris University, majoring in Political Science and History with an integrated Masters in Organizational & Nonprofit Leadership. I am passionate about understanding the way identity influences and creates conflict, as well as pursuing diplomatic, peaceful resolutions.

Voting Machine Glitch Leads To Vote Suspension In Dominican Republic

Earlier this week, the Dominican Republic suspended municipal elections four hours after the commencement of voting. Officials enacted this suspension after discovering a problem with the electronic voting system. At this time, election officials are still investigating what caused the glitch with the system. The country opted to hold a […]

Voting Machine Glitch Leads To Vote Suspension In Dominican Republic

Armed Police And Soldiers Storm El Salvador Parliament

Armed Police And Soldiers Storm El Salvador Parliament

On the afternoon of Sunday 9 February, armed soldiers and police officers aided President Nayib Bukele in a storming of the El Salvador parliament building. According to CNN, he took this action as a means of demanding that “opposition lawmakers vote to approve his plan to secure a $109 million […]


Pope Francis Turns Vatican Palace Into Homeless Shelter

Pope Francis converted a nineteenth-century palace in St. Peter’s Square, neighboring the Vatican, into a homeless shelter in the heart of Rome. For the past seven decades, the Palazzo Migliori was the home of the Calasanziane order of religious women. They vacated the building last year, and those in charge […]

Pope Francis Turns Vatican Palace Into Homeless Shelter

Polish Judges Come Under Increased Attack, With Little EU Interference

Polish Judges Come Under Increased Attack, With Little EU Interference

Last Thursday, the Polish legislature passed measures that would allow judges to face disciplinary action if they rule on cases in a way with which the government disagrees. This legislation will significantly reduce the autonomy of judges, giving that authority to the Minister of Justice, Zbigniew Ziobro. Poland’s ruling party, […]


United Nations Claims Attack On Yemen Camp Could Derail Peace Efforts

On Saturday evening, a missile struck a mosque in a military training camp in Marib, Yemen. The al-Estiqbal military training camp is within Marib, which, according to Reuters, is “held by the internationally-recognized government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.” The attack killed 79 people as well as wounding 81 […]


Pakistani Court Reverses Musharraf’s Death Sentence, Guilty Verdict

On Monday, a high court in Pakistan reversed a guilty verdict and death sentence for former leader Pervez Musharraf on charges of treason, ruling the court’s formation unconstitutional. This special court sentenced Musharraf, who is currently seeking medical treatment in Dubai, to death in December on charges of treason resulting […]


Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó Blocked From Key National Assembly Vote

On Sunday, pro-government lawmakers in Venezuela announced the swearing-in of a new president of the National Assembly after barring several opposition congressmen, including leader Juan Guaidó, from entering the legislative building. Guaidó is the incumbent National Assembly President and was presumed to win reelection to the position. Instead, he and […]


Kim Jong Un Urges ‘Positive and Offensive’ Security Measures Ahead of Year-End Deadline

Kim Jong Un Urges ‘Positive and Offensive’ Security Measures Ahead of Year-End Deadline

Ahead of a year-end deadline posed by North Korea to engage in new denuclearization talks, leader Kim Jong Un urged the United States to pursue ‘positive and offensive’ security measures. According to Reuters, Kim Jong Un is expected to make a speech on New Year’s Day advocating for a “new […]


Erdogan Issues Warning Turkey Cannot Withstand New ‘Refugee Wave’ from Syria

On Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the country could not handle the newest wave of refugees coming into Turkey from Syria. Erdogan said Turkey “will not bear all alone the burden,” thereby warning other European countries that they will also feel the influx of as many as […]


Queensland Passes New Laws In Face Of Environmental Protests

In response to increasing protests by environmentalists, lawmakers in Queensland, Australia recently passed new legislation that instated potential prison sentences for protestors that use “dangerous devices.” According to Al Jazeera, items “such as the lock-on devices that activists use to attach themselves to each other or immovable objects” are the […]