Isaac Chesters

About Isaac Chesters

Isaac is currently pursuing a Master of Laws at the Australian National University.

Colombia’s FARC Rebels Suspend Presidential Election Campaigning

The political manifestation of Colombia’s former militant group, the FARC, has suspended its electoral campaign for Colombia’s 2018 presidential election. Leaders of the party have attributed the decision to the many incidents of verbal aggression their candidates have experienced on the campaign trail and the recent violent deaths of multiple […]

U.S. To Call For Emergency Session Of Security Council To Discuss Iran

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has stated that the U.S. will call for emergency sessions of both the UN Security Council and Human Rights Council to discuss the increasingly volatile situation in Iran. Disgruntled Iranians have been protesting against the entire political establishment for over a […]

ICC Orders Congolese Warlord To Compensate Child Soldiers

A decision of the International Criminal Court late last week has ordered Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga, to pay $10 million dollars in compensation to child soldiers recruited by the warlord’s savage military campaign of 2002-03. The payment is to be made collectively; it will fund support programs for the 427 […]

Kissinger Warns Of Heightened Nuclear Proliferation Risk In East Asia

In a recent interview with The New York Times, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned of impending nuclear proliferation in the East Asia region. The Cold War strategist stated that “It cannot be that North Korea is the only Korean country in the world that has nuclear weapons, […]

Third Iteration Of Trump’s Travel Ban Blocked By U.S. Judge

Just hours before the latest iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban was due to be implemented, Judge Derrick Watson of the Hawaiian District Court emphatically blocked it. The latest Executive Order attempted to prevent citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, as well as citizens of […]