Christina Ragone


Ebola Outbreak Declared A Public Health Emergency In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that the number of people infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 28, with seven confirmed cases in urban settings. Officials initially believed that the outbreak was confined to Bikoro, a rural setting near the […]


Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Citing Iran Arms Embargo Violation

On Monday, February 26, Russia vetoed a United Nations (UN) resolution citing Iran for an arms embargo violation. The British-drafted resolution was based on a UN report that targeted Iran for funnelling weapons and missiles into war-torn Yemen. The draft exposed Iran’s violation of a 2015 arms embargo on Yemen, […]


Ambulance Bomb Kills 103 In Afghanistan

On 27 January 2018, a bomb killed 103 people and injured countless others in Afghanistan. The attack occurred between two major checkpoints in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, where insurgents loaded an ambulance with explosives. They entered the city’s first checkpoint after the driver allegedly informed guards that they were taking […]


Iraqi Forces Detain Family Members Of Islamic State Fighters In Tal Afar

As of September 10, more than 1,300 family members of Islamic State fighters have been detained by Iraqi forces. These individuals, primarily women and children, are placed at a camp in northern Iraq. According to officials, these families surrendered to Kurdish forces when an Iraqi offensive mission forced the fighters out […]


26 Soldiers Killed During Militant Attack In Somalia

26 soldiers were killed in an attack in the village of Bula Gudud in Somalia on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The attack occurred when al-Shabaab fighters entered a military base near Kismayu, a southern port city in Somalia, and attacked Somali soldiers on the site. Mohamed Isa, a military officer, […]


Rohingya Minority Suffers As Bangladesh Bans Further Entry Of Refugees

An official for Bangladesh announced on Saturday that the country would no longer allow Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to flee into its borders. The official claims that Bangladesh has suffered “massive” social, environmental, and economic repercussions as a result of the roughly 400,000 Rohingya people, who have already entered. In […]


Venezuelan Election Leads To Intense Protests And Social Unrest

Officials were killed on Sunday during violent protests in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas. These protests were formed in reaction to the vote called by President Nicolás Maduro to introduce a new governing power. Despite receiving criticism both internationally and domestically, Maduro hopes to reshape the way in which the Venezuelan […]


The Struggle For Peace: Are Treaties Effective In Diminishing The Threat Of Nuclear Violence?

According to the United Nations Office For Disarmament Affairs, nuclear weapons are among some of the most dangerous weapons of mass destruction on earth. Atomic bombs have the ability to obliterate cities, to kill millions, and to destroy the environment in the process. In an effort to end the development of […]


China’s Trade With North Korea Has Increased, Despite Import Ban On Coal

Trade between China and North Korea has risen in the first half of 2017, reaching a value of approximately $2.6 billion between January and July. On Thursday, a Chinese government official stated that this number reflects an approximate 10% increase over the figures collected last year during this period. It […]


US Criticized By China For Sailing Warship In South China Sea

Chinese officials publicly criticized the US on Sunday, July 2, for sailing a warship in the South China Sea. The warship, known as the USS Stethem destroyer, was reportedly sailing less than 12 nautical miles from Triton Island in the Parcel Island archipelago. This island is occupied by Beijing, although […]