Eva McLafferty

About Eva McLafferty

Undergraduate student studying International Relations and Antrhopology. Passionate about human rights and politics.

UN To Probe Myanmar For Rohingya Human Rights Violations

In response to alleged abuses from Myanmar military officials against the minority, the Rohingya Muslims, the UN has decided to launch investigations to hold the abusers accountable. Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh in response to the attacks, which is creating a significant refugee problem in the area. […]

US Warning To Israel Over West Bank Settlements Signals New Backpedaling by Trump

Since the end of World War II and the creation of Israel, conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has characterized the geopolitical climate of the region. Numerous attempts at peace and intervention from foreign powers, particularly the United States, are frequent in the history of the area along with flare-ups of […]

Azerbaijani Soldiers Killed In Karabakh Fighting

Several Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the worst outbreak of military violence in roughly a year. Armenia and Azerbaijan blame each other for the attack. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is situated in western Azerbaijan, despite its population being predominantly Armenian. Tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia have […]

UN Appoints New Head Of Peacekeeping Operations

The UN has a newly appointed Head of Peacekeeping Operations, appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The current Head of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, has declined to stay on and will be replaced by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, a french diplomat with a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding diplomacy and multilateral organizations. […]

Turkey Urges Germany To Deny Asylum To Coup-Linked Soldiers

40 former Turkish soldiers, supposedly linked with the unsuccessful coup against President Recep Erdogan, are currently seeking refuge in Germany. The July 2016 coup was a response to Erdogan’s wavering commitment to democracy. Military forces attempted to seize major areas of Istanbul and Ankara, but were ultimately unable to keep […]