Genevieve Lai

About Genevieve Lai

Current student studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations. Correlating with her interest in writing, the OWP has provided a platform to disseminate information about maritime issues, Australian foreign policy and international law. Currently a Correspondent in the Australian Division.

The 13th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Summit

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met for a two-day summit (14-15 April) in Istanbul to strive for closer relations, cohesion amongst differences in the Muslim world and to discuss ongoing tensions, predominantly Syria and Yemen. The OIC is comprised of 57 member states and is designated as the collective voice […]

The Nuclear Security Summit

Leaders from over 50 countries and members from four international organisations flew into Washington D. C. to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit on 31 March. What was primarily framed as a meeting to draw attention to the security threat of nuclear proliferation became focused specifically on issues of country attendance […]

Iranian Foreign Minister Condemns Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers

On a recent and brief visit to Australia, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Dr. Mohammed Javad Zarif, condemned Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers, adding Iran to the long list of critics against Australia’s controversial asylum seeker policy. Dr. Zarif used a media conference with Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, and media […]

Afghan Peace Talks: Doomed To Fail?

  The Taliban has claimed responsibility for two separate suicide attacks that have left more than 20 people dead in Afghanistan. This has occurred against the back-drop of attempted peace talks between Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States, due to reassemble next week in Islamabad. The first suicide bomber […]

Desperate Diplomacy To Quell Burundian Tensions

On Friday  January 22, high-level meetings between diplomats from the UN Security Council, the Burundian President, the President of the National Assembly, civil society, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission attempted to resolve the political turmoil that has threatened the stability of the Central African country Burundi. . The escalation […]