Hallie Kielb


About Hallie Kielb

Hallie Kielb is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a double major in Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense with a concentration in International Security and Intelligence and a minor in History.

Turkish Jets Strike Kurdish Militant Targets In Northern Iraq

On Sunday, June 14th, warplanes took off from various air bases in Turkey directed at multiple Kurdish targets in various regions of northern Iraq, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s Qandil stronghold. The Turkish Defence Ministry said that these actions came in response to an increase in militant attacks on […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Latin American Leaders Recall Ambassadors To Venezuela Over Election Results

Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as President of Venezuela on Sunday after an election surrounded by controversy. The election was marred by low turnout, a boycott by the main opposition, and allegations from rival candidates of voting irregularities. The Lima Group, a body consisting of  Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa […]


UN Calls On US To Stop Separating Migrant Children From Parents

The United Nations Human Rights Office is calling on the Trump administration to “immediately halt” its policy of separating children from their parents after crossing into the United States from Mexico. The office said in a statement that “children should never be detained for reasons related to their own or […]


OIC To Assume ‘Stronger Role’ In Rohingya Crisis

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed regret for not “responding immediately” to the Rohingya Crisis, along with vowing to take a “strong” role in dealing with the situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh. The OIC has also said it will create a committee on accountability for crimes against Rohingya. […]


Pashinyan Calls Off Mass Protests As Path To Candidacy Clears In Armenian Election

Armenia will gain a new prime minister on May 8, as the country’s ruling Republican Party has announced it will support whichever candidate can obtain a nomination by at least one-third of Members of Parliament (MPs). Nikol Pashinyan, a 42-year-old former journalist, is the only opposition candidate and is determined […]