Callum Foote

About Callum Foote

Undergraduate studying a Bachelor of Arts with the University of Sydney, majoring in Philosophy, Government and International Relations.

Brazil’s Incumbent President Spells Disaster For Environmental Efforts

Under the direction of far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro Brazil has declined to host the 2019 United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, COP 25. This comes just 2 months after winning the bid to do so. The move marks a distinct change in policy direction for Brazil, which has […]

Cambodian Leader Takes Final Steps Towards Authoritarianism

Cambodia’s recent general elections have seen the Cambodia People’s Party re-claim all 125 parliamentary seats, in the absence of any true opposition. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33-year long reign has taken its final steps towards authoritarianism. In November, Cambodia’s only viable opposition party, The Cambodian National Rescue Party (C.N.R.P), had […]

The Venezuelan Crisis: Inflation rises to one million percent whilst government removes all Opposition

On the 23rd of July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report detailing how the already struggling Venezuelan Bolívar will surge to 1,000,000 percent inflation by the end of 2018. These are only the most recent markers of a steadily worsening economic crisis for the once developing nation. Since the […]

Palestinian Leadership Condemns Israeli Tax Withholdings Over Stipends Payed To Palestinian ‘Martyrs’ And Their Families

On Monday the 2nd of July 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted 87-15 to withhold an equivalent portion of tax collected on the behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) over welfare payments made to Palestinians “martyrs” of Israeli conflict. These payments referred to as the “martyrs’ fund” by the PA or […]