Author: Inigo Boucher

What Next For Bolivia After Failed Coup?

At the end of June, Bolivia experienced its shortest ever military coup. On the 26th June, the Presidential Palace in the capital of La Paz was raided by General Juan José Zúñiga at the head of the Bolivian army in an attempted coup that lasted three hours. After a relatively

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Indian Muslims Are Marginalised As Modi Set To Win General Election

Results from this year’s mammoth seven-stage general election in India will be revealed on the 4th June. Unsurprisingly, it looks all but certain that current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will be re-elected for a third term. Despite being a popular choice for the majority of the country since taking power

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Middle East On The Verge Of All-Out War As Iran Attacks Israel

This week, Iran carried out a military strike on Israel for the first time, sending a barrage of 300 missiles and drones into Israeli borders. Tehran spent two weeks telegraphing their intentions of carrying out an attack in response to Israel killing 16 people in an air strike on an

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Haiti On The Verge Of Catastrophe As Violence Plunges Nation Into Chaos

Since late February, Haiti has seen its worst month of violence since fighting began in the Caribbean country in 2019. What originally began as a protest over assassinated President Jovenel Moise’s delay in relinquishing power has now transformed into a conflict that has triggered nationwide chaos. Violence in the last

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War Continues In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

War in Central Africa between the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the M23 rebel group, based in the country’s North Kivu region, has escalated since January. Dozens have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the past few weeks. Tensions in Eastern Congo are

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Javier Milei And Argentina’s “non-negotiable sovereignty over the Falklands”: Is Conflict With The United Kingdom Brewing?

As 2024 begins, Argentina has a new President; the effortlessly controversial Javier Milei. The former TV pundit, who has been nicknamed ‘The Madman’, won the Argentinian election last November on controversial promises to abolish the Argentinian central bank, cut social spending, dollarise the economy, and among other things, re-establish Argentina’s

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The U.K. Is Turning Away From Russia And Towards Saudi Arabia

The Russian conflict in Ukraine has shifted international relations in many different ways. For one, it has seen Europe address the possibility of no longer importing gas from Russia. This would be a way for the region to oppose Russia without feeling the effect of a retaliation from President Vladimir

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President Kaboré Of Burkina Faso Detained By The Military

Since 2015, the country of Burkina Faso, situated in West Africa, has been in a conflict with an Islamic insurgency, which originally spread from neighbouring Mali and has ties to both Al-Qaeda and Islamic State. Over the last 7 years, many in the country have become increasingly frustrated with the

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Colleyville Synagogue Hostage-Taker Was Passed Over By MI5 And FBI

On January 15th, 44-year-old Malik Faisal Akram held four people, including a rabbi, hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas for a total of 10 hours. While all four of Akram’s hostages thankfully made it out unharmed, Akram himself was shot by members of an F.B.I. SWAT

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Biden Extends Student Loan Relief For The Third Time

Despite having stated that the second period of loan payment relief, which was meant to end next February, would be the last for American university students, President Joe Biden recently announced that he will pause student loan repayments for a third time. This third relief period will last for a

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A Look At The Increasing Tension Between Russia And Ukraine

Ever since Ukraine left the Soviet Union in 1991, relations between Ukraine and Russia have been tense. Officially, both states have been at war since 2014, yet tensions are reaching a peak now, in 2021, with both states amassing soldiers on their shared border. The number of Russian troops is

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