Hallie Kielb


About Hallie Kielb

Hallie Kielb is currently a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a double major in Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense.

Sudan’s Schools Shut Following Student Killings

All schools in Sudan have been suspended indefinitely by the Transitional Military Council following a horrific shooting at a student protest this week. On Monday, July 29, a protest involving high school students in the Sudanese city of El-Obeid went horribly wrong when security forces killed five demonstrators at a […]


Governor Of Rio Refers To Increase In Police Killings As “Normal”

As a rise in police killings plagues Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, the current far-right Governor, has claimed that the increase in his state in Brazil is “normal” and simply a consequence of confronting drug-trafficking groups, who he refers to as “terrorists.” Witzel has compared these drug dealers to Lebanon’s […]


Ukraine Imposes Martial Law As Tensions With Russia Heighten

Amid heightened tensions between neighbouring Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine’s parliament voted on Monday night to impose martial law following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian ships over the weekend. Following what the U.S. referred to as “unlawful conduct,” the United Nations called an emergency session just before Ukraine’s lower house of […]


Police General To Lead Thailand’s Main Opposition Party

Pheu Thai, the main opposition party to the current military government in Thailand, picked a new party leader on Sunday, October 28. The election was the first time the party had convened since it was overthrown in a coup by the military in 2014. Following the coup, the new government […]


Armenians Head To Municipal Polls In First Post-Revolution Vote 1

Sunday marked the return to the polls for Armenians residing in the capital of Yerevan, having not voted since the country saw mass protests in response to the former leader’s resignation. The ballot included votes for the mayor and for the Council of Elders, comprising 65 seats. The mayor’s seat […]


Iranian-British Woman Returns To Iran Prison

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman who was arrested in Iran in 2016 on spying charges, was asked to return to prison after a three-day temporary release this Sunday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was given a five-year sentence following accusations of spying by Tehran’s Islamist regime during a holiday in Iran that she claims […]


Pre-Election Violence Leads To More Concern For Pakistan’s Democracy

On Friday morning, a suicide bomber killed at least 128 people in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. This became the deadliest attack in the country since 2014, when the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school, killing 132 children and 9 adults. A separate explosion killed at least four people further north of the […]


Iran Vows To Thwart US Efforts To Block Its Oil Exports

The administration President Donald Trump has threatened to impose sanctions on Iran’s business partners if they do not cut their oil imports from Iran to nothing by a November 4th deadline. This move comes over two months after President Trump announced he would be pulling out of the Iran Nuclear […]


Turks Set To Vote In Crucial Presidential And Parliamentary Polls

Turkey will head to the polls on Sunday to vote in both parliamentary and presidential elections. This is the first time in its history that voters will be voting in two elections simultaneously. The election poses the first big challenge to current president Recep Tayyip Erdogan since he came to […]


Conservative Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidency Leading To Uncertainty For FARC Peace Deal

On Sunday, populist conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia’s presidential election with about 54% of the vote. He defeated Gustavo Petro, former guerrilla member and past Bogota mayor, with a platform focused on economic revival and reform of the country’s recent rebel peace deal. Duque worked at the Inter-American Development Bank […]