Jackson Lynch

Tensions Raise Subsequent To Russian Capturing Of Ukraine Ships

The ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia has flared in recent days with a dispute of territorial waters surrounding the Crimean Peninsula. Russian forces captured three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait — a body of water that lies between the recently acquired Crimea and the Russian mainland. Subsequent prosecutions […]

Controversy Surrounding Internment Of Bangladeshis Photojournalist

Since Bangladeshi photojournalist, Shahidul Alam, was detained by authorities in early-August there has been a groundswell of public support pushing for his release. He has been known to be an outspoken critic of many aspects of the government of Bangladesh. Despite this tendency to speak out about what he sees […]

Australian Senator Invokes Holocaust Term, Calls For A Return To Racially Discriminatory Immigration Policy In Parliament Speech

The Australian federal parliament was shocked on Tuesday afternoon when Senator Fraser Anning of the Katter Australia Party made his maiden speech in the senate. In his speech, Anning called for a severe overhaul of immigration policy, barring Muslims from migrating and moving towards a more “European Christian” policy of […]

Fears Of Power Imbalance On China’s “One Road”

Since its announcement in 2013, The People’s Republic of China’s “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) program has posed many questions for other globally. It is an extensive investment plan which promotes infrastructure growth in many states, including developing ones, in an effort to promote international trade through China across the […]

Nigerian Police Brutality Continues Despite Human Rights Aspirations

In mid-July, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari gave a speech to the International Criminal Court outlining the importance of human rights and accountability for those who breach them. Meanwhile, as reported by the Premium Times in Nigeria, members of The Network for Police Reform were preparing to lodge a complaint with […]

World Cup Final Protests: A Swim Against The Current

Throughout June and into July the FIFA World Cup was able to keep the world’s attention on the magnificent play on the pitch. Many had forgotten the corruption queries and human rights abuses that had marred the lead up to tournament. For the final 90 minutes of the tournament, stars […]

Widespread Torture In Ethiopian Prison

Earlier this month Human Rights Watch (HRW) published an exposé report describing the regime of torture some Ethiopian prisoners have been subject to for years. Officials went on record about the conduct of many guards and security personnel at the Jail Ogaden. Many prisoners had been arbitrarily detained and have […]

Potential Japan Referendum Poses Multiple Hazards

The Indo-Pacific region is currently facing geopolitical change at a rapid rate. This is a phenomena that many actors within the region and globally have identified and are making moves to prepare for how this may affect their economic and political security. China is fast establishing itself as a global […]

Turkish Election Shows Slide Towards Illiberalism, Threatens World Peace

Few were surprised on June 24 when Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the election for the Turkish Presidency. Securing over 50% of the vote in the first round of voting, Erdogan avoided a potentially delegitimizing run off to win the election. Due to a 2017 referendum to expand executive powers, Erdogan […]

Myanmar Signs Agreement With UN Bodies On Rohingya Refugees

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced on June 6th that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Myanmar. The MoU will provide UNHCR and UNDP access to the Rakhine State in western Myanmar, the area […]