Hamish Clark

About Hamish Clark

Hamish is a recent graduate of Victoria University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations. His studies in international law and politics has driven his passion for justice, international political relations and human rights.

Hit And Run Or Hit And Miss? Is There Any Truth To The Allegations Of War Crimes Against The NZ SAS?

In March 2017, Jon Stephenson and political journalist/author Nicky Hager published Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour. The book explores an account of events detailing war crimes committed by the New Zealand Special Air Service (NZ SAS) in Afghanistan in 2010. It accuses […]

Kurdish Independence May Be Sought After Victory In Mosul Is Achieved

As Iraqi forces continue their advance towards key ISIS-defended districts in west Mosul, attention is now turning to what northern Iraq will look like once the jihadi group is defeated. Ministers from the Kurdistan regional government (KRG) believe that one option might be offering the Iraqi government the land that their peshmerga forces […]

NATO Investigates Claims That U.S. Airstrike Killed Afghani Civilians

Airstrikes in the Helmund district in Afghanistan have left 18 civilians dead, according to the UN and local sources. On Sunday, the UN reported that “on 9 and 10 February, international military forces conducted airstrikes in Helmand’s Sangin district reportedly targeting anti-government elements. [The UN’s] initial inquiries suggest that the […]

Hadrian’s Wall, The Great Wall Of China, The Berlin Wall, And Now Trump’s Mexican Wall: Protection At The Cost Of Isolation

As the agricultural revolution swept across Eurasia some 10,000 years ago, humans developed the first defensive walls to help secure their goods, and prevent invaders from entering their cities. Walls have also been used to enclose regions and mark territory. According to Donald Trump, a wall is still good enough […]

Civilians Killed In ISIS Bombing, While The Iraqi Government Pushes Ahead To Liberate Mosul

A devastating double bombing attack in Baghdad on the 31st of December 2016, has killed 27 people and left 53 injured. The attack took place at the Al Sinak market, near the centre of Baghdad. The targeted area was known for its many workshops and wholesale markets and was usually […]