Author: Emmet McGeown

European Union Expansion To The Balkans

The European Union has restated its commitment to the admission of six Balkan nations after overcoming divisions within the socio-political block. Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, and North Macedonia are the countries in question; their potential membership status has conjured much consternation among the EU’s 27 member states. An EU

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North Korea Warns Of Nuclear Risk After U.S.-A.U. Submarine Deal

North Korea has spoken out against a recently signed deal between the U.S. and Australia that sees the U.S. providing nuclear-powered submarines to its Oceanic ally. The deal is an integral part of an emerging security partnership between the U.K., U.S., and Australia; somewhat adorably referred to as AUKUS. According

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Mali Looks To Russian Mercenaries For Security

Mali’s ruling military junta is poised to sign a security deal with a supposed Russian private military contractor (PMC). The Wagner Group, to which the Russian state denies affinity, has been accused of mercenary involvement in conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, and eastern Europe. Now, the Russian PMC is

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Blair Wants More War

Former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair has warned that extremist groups using biological weapons pose a pertinent threat to the West. The onset of the coronavirus and the Taliban’s coup in Afghanistan have multiplied his concerns. Blair asserted that “[c]ounter-terrorism on its own won’t remove an entrenched threat… We need

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Warmongering: An Empty Strategy

Russia, China, and Iran are on course to hold joint military exercises in the Persian Gulf later this year or early 2022. In an interview with Sputnik, Russia’s ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, asserted that the “main aim is to practice actions on ensuring international shipping safety, and combating sea

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Earthquake Causes Chaos In Haiti

On August 14th, a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. The death toll stands at over 2,000, as of Sunday, but is expected to rise as more bodies are discovered among the rubble. Hundreds of thousands have been made homeless as governments and non-governmental organizations scramble to assemble a cogent

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Myanmar Ambassador Threat

Two Myanmar citizens have been arrested in New York about a plot to assassinate Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to the U.N. The two suspects in question, Phyo Hein Htut, and Ye Hein Zaw had allegedly been conspiring to tamper with Envoy Kyaw Moe Tun’s car to force a deadly malfunction. Both

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