Clara Baltay

About Clara Baltay

Clara has recently graduated from University College London with an MSci in Biochemistry. She is a Junior Correspondent in OWPs European division and is particularly interested in exploring how international relations and public policy impact global health.

Friend Or Foe? The Role Of Modern Technology In Conflict And Peace

Modern technology in its many forms is pervasive throughout our lives and society today. As with most revolutionary shifts, technological innovation—including in communications, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics technologies—has been applied both for the good and for the bad. Just as the innovation of the car allowed us to travel […]

Fighting In Nagorno-Karabakh: Video Of Suspected War Crimes Emerges And Putin Statement Puts Death Toll At 5000

Reporting from the BBC into the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, in their dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, has shed light on the emergence of two videos documenting Azerbaijani soldiers potentially carrying out a war crime: capturing and killing two Armenian soldiers. Azerbaijan has denied their involvement and has stated […]

Flooding In Niger And The Wider Sahel Region Is Causing Further Death And Disruption Amidst Existing Violence

The Sahel region of Africa, which spans the continent and includes nine countries that are located between the Sahara and the Sudanian Savannah, has seen widespread flooding following prolonged periods of heavy rain since seasonal rains began in August. These rains are thought to be the most severe that the […]

Pro-Democracy Protests In Thailand: Further Arrests And The Laying Of A ‘People’s Plaque’

Pro-democracy protests in the Thai capital Bangkok this weekend have grown in magnitude as thousands of protesters have gathered to call for reform of the monarchy and for the Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign. The BBC reports that authorities have put numbers at the Saturday demonstration at 18,000 but […]

The Forgotten Virus: Risk Of Further Ebola Spread In The Democratic Republic Of Congo And Neighbouring Countries

The latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing in magnitude and there seems now to be a threat of spread to neighbouring African countries. This eleventh outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Equateur Province, a north-western region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was […]