Author: Georgia Wearing

The Impending Coup In Brazil

International reports and accounts from former presidents and prime ministers have begun to outline the possible impending military coup in Brazil, led by the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. Throughout the year, Bolsonaro has used large-scale military parades and passing reforms impactful to the country’s electoral system as a way to

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The Talibans’ Political Leaders’ Promises

The political leader of the Taliban, Abdul Ghani Baradar, has stated that women and religious minorities will be given rights in accordance with the Taliban’s interpretation of Islamic Law and attacks will not be carried out abroad. Abdul Ghani Baradar and other key leaders have been negotiating and discussing a future

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How Belarus’ Upcoming Trial Exposes Lukashenko’s Regime

On the 4th of August, following a disputed presidential election, leading members of the Belarusian opposition were placed on trial after a government-enforced abolition of dissent was ordained throughout the country. The trial began at a court in Minsk where key opposition figures, Maria Kolesnikova, organizer of many protests, and

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The Future Of Myanmar’s Government

Myanmar’s military leader Min Aung Hlaing declared himself prime minister on the 1st of August, and established a caretaker government performing governmental duties until a regular one is elected in 2023. He assumed the title after Myanmar’s military seized power in a sudden coup. Hlaing’s promise to provide elections and

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The July Protests In Cuba

On July 11th, thousands of Cubans began to peacefully protest against the lack of food and proper access to medicine. The country continues to undergo an economic crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and US sanctions. According to Cubalex, after Sunday’s police presence continued, at least 80 protesters,

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Power In Haiti Post-Assassination

On 7 July President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti was assassinated. His assailants? A group of Colombians, some of which were former members of the country’s armed forces and Haitian Americans. These assailants claimed that they did not intend to kill the president but only arrest him, and hired two translators,

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Hong Kong’s New Security Law Is Enacted

On 23 June 2021, the first citizen charged under the new Hong Kong national security law pled not guilty. The Beijing-imposed legislation, which was instated on 30 June 2020, is designed to curb protest and target secession, subversion, and collusion with foreign powers. The law puts pressure on anyone in

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North Korea’s Government Reforms

Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of North Korea, has appointed a de facto second-in-command in January to support the county’s ruling Worker’s Party of Korea; these reforms have changed the way power is distributed in a dictatorship dependent on control. The additional role, “first secretary” was a title Kim held from 2012 to

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Iran’s New President And His Policies

Ebrahim Raisi secured his place as Iran’s new president after preliminary results showed a 14.5 million vote lead against his closest rival. Raisi’s victory statement outlined the cabinet he intends to create, forming a “hardworking, anti-corruption and revolutionary environment.” As president, Raisi will likely be negotiating America’s reentry into the 2015 nuclear deal, alongside making

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Mexico’s Deadly Elections And Their Impact

As Mexico neared the beginning of its gubernatorial midterm election season, eighty-nine politicians had been murdered with many more wounded or threatened, making this election Mexico’s deadliest to date. Most of those killed belonged to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party and a smaller portion

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The War Crimes Of Ethiopias’ Civil War

In November of last year Ethiopia’s new leader, Abiy Ahmed, who ended a decade-long war with neighboring country Eritrea, launched an attack against one of Ethiopia’s ethnic regions, the regional state of Tigray. Now in its seventh month, the conflict in Tigray is estimated to have led to the deaths

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Western Media’s Impact On The War Between Israel And Palestine

An internal CNN memo was leaked on 19 May. The email, addressed to the CNN superdesk, outlined the need for reporters to refer to Gaza’s Ministry of Health as the Hamas-run Ministry of Health when reporting on casualty numbers. This word choice sanitized CNN’s coverage of the conflict, implying that

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Israeli Police Bring About An Abrupt End To Ceasefire Agreement

Hours after a ceasefire was called between Israel and Hamas on the 21st of May, Israeli police forces attacked Palestinians gathered around the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of the most prominent holy sites in the old city of Jerusalem. The ceasefire, a short interval at the height of the conflict, was

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The Pattern Behind The Israeli Airstrikes

Gaza’s Ministry of Government Information reported six high-rise buildings destroyed by Israeli fighter jets since 10 May. These buildings comprise six of the 184 residential and commercial properties that have been destroyed during the airstrikes. Thirty-three of them house media institutions, including the Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other media

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