Claire Walsh

Fayez Al-Sarraj Proposes Elections For Libya In The Absence Of A Ceasefire In Tripoli

On June 16th, Fayez al-Sarraj of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya suggested that elections and the creation of a “Libyan congress” could move the country toward a peaceful end to the ongoing war. The proposal comes in the midst of continued conflict in Tripoli where GNA forces […]

U.S. Ambassador States Israel Has A Right To Some West Bank Territory

In an interview with The New York Times at his residence, David M. Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, stated that Israel has a right to annex some of the West Bank territory. There are currently three million Palestinians and about 600,000 Jewish settlers living in West Bank. The annexation […]

Myanmar Soldiers Released After Serving Only Part Of Sentence For Rohingya Massacre

A recent publication has revealed that the seven Myanmar soldiers implicated in the 2017 Rohingya massacre have been released from prison –  after serving less than one year of their 10-year sentence. The soldiers were released from prison in November 2018 and had  received the sentence for the massacre of […]

Violence Continues In The Idlib Province

For over eight years, Syria has endured a civil war between the government of Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups such as Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). After regaining most of the territory held by rebels, in August 2018, Assad began to focus military forces on the Idlib province of northwestern Syria, […]

Colombian Officials Arrest Ex-FARC Commander For A Second Time

On May 15th, a Colombian tribunal issued a court order calling for an end to the detainment of Seuxis Hernández, formerly a commander for the FARC rebel group (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). However, the Attorney General’s office’s assertion that new evidence had been uncovered which contributed to Hernández’s drug […]

Venezuelan Agents Detain Top Guiadó Aide

On May 8th, 2019, individuals from the SEBIN (Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional) intelligence agency in Venezuela surrounded the car of Edgar Zambrano at the Democratic Action party headquarters and towed the vehicle to the El Helicoide prison. Zambrano, an aide of opposition leader Juan Guaidó and Vice President of the […]

Netanyahu Wins Fifth Term As Prime Minister Of Israel

On April 10th, when it became clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would win a fifth parliamentary election with his Likud party, his principal opponent Benny Gantz accepted defeat. Netanyahu’s popularity amongst religious and right-wing parties left him poised to form a 65-seat majority coalition in a parliament of […]