Haydn Potter

Quebec Shooting: What Happened?

On Sunday, 6 people were shot dead by a gunman at a mosque in Quebec, Canada. 17 others were injured in the shooting at Quebec’s Islamic Culture Centre. Over 50 people were praying in the mosque during the evening when the attack occurred highlighting the intended nature of the attack. […]

Syrian Peace Talks Commence In Astana

The Syrian conflict has consumed the attention of recent media for much of last decade. With over 300,000 deaths due to the barbaric conflict in the Middle Eastern nation, there is an urgent need for such atrocities to end. However, it is easier said than done. In a promising sign, peace […]

New Years Eve Terrorist Attack: Turkey’s Dark Ending To A Dark Year

A recent terrorist attack in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, has sent shockwaves around the world. Reina nightclub, a notorious tourist location in Istanbul was targeted by a single gunman on New Year’s Eve, who killed over 40 party-goers and injured 70. Disguising himself in a Santa Claus costume along the way, […]

Myanmar’s Rohingya Community: What Now?

The United Nations (UN) has called out the Burmese National Army for ethnic cleansing against Rohingya, a large Muslim minority group based in Western Myanmar. A report by Amnesty International claims that Burmese forces have conducted “unlawful killings, multiple rapes,” destruction of properties, and various other human rights abuses to […]

Baltic View: The Disastrous Effects Of A NATO Withdrawal

  The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conducted military training has increased in intensity following the somewhat contentious US election of Mr. Trump, earlier last month. His recent threats to withdraw the US from an “obsolete” NATO, whereby continuously praising Russian President Vladimir Putin appears detrimental to NATO’s involvement in […]

Afghanistan: Increasing International and Domestic Political Tension

A recent attack at the German Consulate in Afghanistan has killed 6 people and left well over 100 injured. On Friday, the BBC reported that a vehicle full of explosives targeted the consulate’s car park and was directly responsible for the intense damage caused in the Mazar-e-Sharif area. The vehicle […]

French Military Withdrawal From War Torn Central African Republic

  French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic (CAR) have been withdrawn from the war torn country despite ongoing violence in the region. Operation Sangaris had been in effect since 2013, a French military response to the barbaric conflict between Muslim rebel group Seleka, and Anti-Balaka, a Christian rebel group, […]

Colombia Peace Agreement: What Now?

The rejection of the Colombian peace deal on the 2nd of October this year has placed its government and the opposing rebel guerrilla groups in a state of political uncertainty. If approved by the Colombian majority it would have seen an end to over 50 years of war torn conflict […]