Isaac Ohlin

About Isaac Ohlin

I am a student studying for a Masters of Peace and Conflict Studies in Australia. I have a particular interest in UN-related issues and conflict resolution and transformation.

Escalating Violence In The Central African Republic Undermines UN Efforts

Violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is threatening to spiral into a crisis, following months of escalating violence. Former members of disbanded rival Christian and Muslim militias, the anti-Balaka and the Seleka respectively, have formed ‘self-defense groups’ and have renewed fighting despite a series of peace agreements being signed. […]

UN Reaches Nuclear Ban Agreement

On July 7, a group of more than 120 UN member nations reached an agreement on a treaty, which if fully implemented, would lead to the destruction of all nuclear weapons and permanently prohibit their use. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, also known as the Nuclear Weapons […]

Helicopter Attacks Venezuelan Supreme Court As Political Crisis Continues

A police helicopter recently attacked the Venezuelan Supreme Court, however, the motive still remains unclear. The allegedly stolen helicopter fired 15 shots on the Interior Ministry, before flying over the Supreme Court building and dropping four grenades, in what the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called a “terror attack.” Maduro said […]

Peace Negotiations Stall In Myanmar

Negotiations aimed at ending decades of ethnic conflict in Myanmar have failed to reach a conclusion. The five-day summit, the “21st Century Panglong,” followed an earlier round of talks in August 2016. Both of them were organised by the National League for Democracy (NLD) political party and its leader, Nobel […]