Author: Joshua Robinson

A Change Of Heart: President Trump Set To Attend Singapore Summit

President Trump has recently announced his plans to attend the scheduled Singapore Summit with leaders from North and South Korea. The President’s claim comes almost a week after he explained that the United States wouldn’t be attending the Summit. That announcement was made after an aggressive public statement by Pyongyang,

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Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site To Be Dismantled

In a recent announcement by the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA), the Asian state has outlined that they plan to dismantle their nuclear test site, which has been active since 2006. The Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site has been slated to begin the process of being dismantled between the 23rd and

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Jaish Al-Islam Faces Mounting Opposition From Syria Forces

Recent developments within Eastern Ghouta indicate that the Syrian government is close to overthrowing the rebels within the region. Two rebel groups within the region, each of which containing thousands of fighters, have since surrendered and fled north from the occupied territory. Of the three rebel groups within the region,

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State Of The Nation: Russia’s Plans To Update Nuclear Arsenal

During last week’s State of the Nation speech, President Vladimir Putin unveiled the latest addition to Russia’s nuclear arsenal. A video-projection showing off new weapons was displayed behind the Russian leader, revealing the updated armaments. The simulated footage detailed the capabilities of these weapons, chief among them being a newly

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Lake Chad’s Water Crisis

Human suffering and militant conflicts within Africa are well-documented. Many have spoken about the human rights violations committed by warlords, or the battles with terrorist groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria. However, alongside the issues that have been discussed before, there is another threat that is quickly escalating within

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Protesters Call For Gun Control After Parkland Attacks

Outside a Florida Courthouse in the United States, hundreds of protesters gathered in an attempt to demand a higher degree of gun control with several survivors of the recent Parkland attack among them. This protest has emerged in the wake of the latest shooting in Parkland, Florida where Nikolas Cruz murdered 17

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The Growing Danger Of Lone Wolf Terrorism

For the past decade, terrorism has been one of the most pressing concerns for both nations and individual civilians. While many nations have adapted to try to stop these attacks so to have methods of these terrorist organizations changed. When before many ‘Cells’ co-ordinated to plan attacks, there has been

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Nigerian Poverty And Boko Haram

Nigeria is currently one of the worst countries affected by conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is in no small part due to the continued insurgency by Boko Haram. Starting in 2009, this conflict was prompted when a number of Islamic extremists from the Islamic terrorist group clashed with a group

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Japan’s Accidental Missile Alert

Last Tuesday, a message was delivered to phones across Japan, which claimed that their neighbours in North Korea had recently launched a missile that was in-bound for the country. However, the message that was sent out was done so by mistake. The broadcasting corporation Nippon Hoso Kyokai, or NHK, had

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Organized Crime And The Global Issue Of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is prevalent throughout modern society, remaining one of the most horrifying criminal practices that exists today. As the third largest act of organized crime, human trafficking continues because criminal networks can, in many cases, profit from the practice and avoid persecution. Many nations targeted by this practice are

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Leaked Plans For North Korean Refugee Settlements In China

A leaked document on the micro-blogging site ‘Weibo’ revealed surprising plans by China for the future of North Korean refugees in their country. The document, which has since been deleted, was given the subtitle of “North Korea Refugee Settlement Plans.” The plans detailed attempts by the China Mobile Branch to

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Turkey Encourages Russia And USA To Pull Troops Out Of Syria

Turkey calls for both the United States and Russia to pull their troops out of Syria. This call for peace came in the wake of comments made by the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, and United States President, Donald Trump, during the Asia-Pacific Summit in Vietnam. When discussing the ongoing conflict

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