Erin McBrairty


About Erin McBrairty

I am an undergraduate student majoring in International Relations with a minor in History.

Syrian Troops Push To Secure A Strategic Highway In Rebel-Controlled Territory

Syrian government forces recently took more new areas from the insurgents to gain control over a key highway in the northwestern region of the country. This government-led offensive began in December and created a humanitarian crisis, causing around 600,000 people to flee their homes. According to the United Nations, this […]

Syrian Troops Push To Secure A Strategic Highway In Rebel-Controlled Territory

The Ongoing Struggle For Peace In Darfur

The Ongoing Struggle For Peace In Darfur

The history of the situation in Darfur, a region in western Sudan, dates back decades. However, the most recent conflict began in 2003, often noted as the first genocide in the 21st century. The violence began after an insurgency perpetrated by two rebel groups: the Sudan Liberation Army and the […]


Mexican Vigilante Group Training Kids As Young As Six To Take Up Arms Against Organized Crime

In an area of Western Mexico, children as young as six years old are taking up arms against organized crime. Last week, 19 children were inducted into a vigilante group aimed at taking down drug smugglers. According to the LA Times, the group has been operating in Guerrero for years. […]

Mexican Vigilante Group Training Kids As Young As Six To Take Up Arms Against Organized Crime

India's Anti-CAA Protesters Launch Postcards To Prime Minister Modi Campaign

India’s Anti-CAA Protesters Launch Postcards To Prime Minister Modi Campaign

Protesters in India plan to launch a campaign to send thousands of postcards to Prime Minister Modi urging him to repeal the anti-Muslim Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The campaign was started by an informal collective group called Friends of Shaheen Bagh. The protesters in the Shaheen Bagh area, a Muslim […]


Armed Conflict In Colombia Could Heat Up In 2020: Peace Mediator

Armed conflict in Colombia could heat up in 2020 as tensions rise. According to Reuters, there is a growing fear about the rising possibility of bombings in cities if dissidents in the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) continue to pressure the government into a new deal. An original peace […]

Armed Conflict In Colombia Could Heat Up In 2020: Peace Mediator

Erdogan: Turkish Soldiers Gradually Being Deployed to Libya

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkish soldiers to be gradually deployed to Libya. Turkish military units will begin moving into Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, one of the two opposing governments in the country. This decision came after Turkey received a request […]


In Pakistan, Polio Makes A Comeback Amid Vaccine Boycotts

Polio makes a comeback amid vaccine boycotts in Pakistan. A polio vaccination campaign began back in the Spring. In April, a rumor spread that the vaccines were dangerous and making children sick. Hundreds of children were rushed to the hospital by concerned parents and thousands of people refused the vaccine. […]

In Pakistan, Polio Makes A Comeback Amid Vaccine Boycotts

U.S. Recalls Its Ambassador To Zambia After Gay Rights Row

U.S. Recalls Its Ambassador To Zambia After Gay Rights Row

The U.S. ambassador to Zambia was recalled back to the U.S. after he criticized Zambian authorities’ imprisonment of a gay couple. This is the latest event in a series of difficulties that the U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote has had in the country. According to African News, after this latest criticism […]


Rockets Hit Military Base Near Baghdad Airport

On December 9th, four Katyusha rockets hit a military base near the Baghdad Airport in Iraq. As a result of the attack, six Iraqi soldiers were wounded. Security forces in Iraq found a rocket launcher and several defused rockets near the area after the attack. According to a security official […]