Erin McBrairty

About Erin McBrairty

Erin has been involved with the OWP since December 2019 and is a Senior Correspondent. She is currently a senior in college, majoring in International Relations with a minor in History. She has a special interest in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Her focuses are in Peace, Conflict Resolution, Global Security and US Foreign Policy.

Belarus Expels Journalists And Withdraws Accreditation In Crackdown

Foreign journalists in Belarus were deported, and many Belarusian reporters lost their accreditations for covering the massive anti-government protests that have been going on in Belarus after the controversial presidential election earlier in August. The protests have gathered crowds of tens of thousands of people as they vocalize their rejection […]

Coronavirus Pushing Millions Of Afghans Into Poverty

Afghanistan’s healthcare system is being overwhelmed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The virus is forcing millions of Afghanis into poverty as the country’s healthcare system becomes devastated with more and more victims. Along with the problems in the health care system, the coronavirus is also causing a food shortage in […]

Sudan Passes Law Criminalizing FGM

On 22 April, Sudan made female genital mutilation (FGM) a criminal offence punishable by three years in jail. According to the United Nations, nearly nine out of 10 (86.6%) women and girls in Sudan have been victims of female genital mutilation. Though Sudan currently has a transitional government, the law […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]