Joshua Robinson


About Joshua Robinson

Joshua graduated with a Masters Degree in International Relations from Griffith University, and seeks to now share what he's learned in an ever-changing world. He is passionate about History, Politics and International affairs.

United Nations Condemns Myanmar Military Attack On Civilians

The United Nations has recently openly condemned the actions of Myanmar against the civilian Rohingya population of the Rhakine state. The recent efforts to fight off the Arakan army within the area has led to civilians being put in the line of fire, leading to the numbers of dead and […]


Italy To Join China’s Belt And Road Initiative

In a deal that has surprised many, Italy has signed on to become a part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). President Xi Jinping met recently with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and the two leaders reached an agreement, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow for: greater cooperation […]


Hanoi Summit Failure: Learning The Lessons Of The Past

The relationship between North Korea and its neighbours has always been tenuous, and its present relationship with the United States even more so. The recent Hanoi Summit collapse is not the first time that talks with North Korea have fallen apart as a result of an unwillingness to denuclearize. The […]


Okinawans Vote On Henoko US Base Relocation

On Sunday, Okinawans will vote in a non-binding referendum on the fate of the Futenma airbase relocation. The government has recently expressed plans to move the air-base that has existed since 1945 50km away from Okinawa to a more remote coastal landfill called Henoko. Around 1.15 million people are eligible […]


Citgo Executives Facing Removal Following United States Sanctions on PDVSA

The Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), or Petroleum of Venezuela, is reportedly making moves to replace two of its Directors from its United States Subsidiary Citgo. The State-owned company has made plans to remove Citgo’s Vice President of Refining, Art Klein, along with Vice President of Compliance and Chief Strategy Officer, […]


Losing the Race on Climate Change: Antonio Guterres Plea for Action

During a speech at the Davos forum, United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres warned about the ongoing race with climate change that has already impacted several nations across the world. He said that the world was “losing the race” and demanded that governments act with a greater commitment towards the issue. […]


Improving The West’s Relationship With Africa: Lessons From Africa-China Relations?

In the wake of turbulent trade agreements and international controversy, China continues to focus on its relationship with Africa. During the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Beijing in September last year, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed the continuing investment into the continent from China. […]


French Police Use Tear Gas As Protests Escalate

During the latest round of rallies, police have utilized tear gas against protesters throughout Central France. As many as 125,000 demonstrators, belonging to the “Yellow Vest” movement, came out to march across the country, with 10,000 taking to the streets of Paris. In response, notable landmarks such as the Eiffel […]


Taiwan President Quits As Party Leader Following Local Election

In a recent announcement, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has announced that she will be stepping down as the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). The resignation follows the recent defeat of the DPP in the Local Elections on Saturday, which saw the victory instead of the Kuomintang (KMT) party […]


Mid-Air Refuelling Support Ended Between United States And Saudi-UAE

The Saudi-United Arab Emirates (UAE)-led coalition has recently called for an end to ongoing aid operations with the United States for in-flight refuelling support. The coalition feels able to undertake these operations without the aid of the United States, now that it has the means to carry out this task […]