Jonathan Ford

About Jonathan Ford

Jonathan is a freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts (Media, Culture, Communication) at Macquarie University, Sydney. He has a passion for international relations, human rights, culture, languages and travel. He is contributing to the Organization for World Peace as a correspondent in Australia and hopes to apply his research and writing skills to the cause.

UN Secretary-General: ‘Peace Without Mine Action Is Incomplete Peace’

April 4th marks International Mine Awareness Day and Assistance for Action, which recognizes the physical and psychological dangers of living in an area where mines remain a deadly risk. “Peace without mine action is incomplete peace,” said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a statement yesterday. “No one should have to […]

Turkmenistan And Uzbekistan Strengthen Bilateral Relations

A series of successful meetings between the presidents of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, have been hailed as a landmark event. Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev went to Turkmenistan on official state invitation over several days from March 6th. The event was his first foreign diplomatic trip after being sworn in late last […]

A Divided Island: Cyprus A Step Closer To Reunification

Peace talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides indicate that the 40-year conflict is drawing closer to an end. Geneva is the backdrop for the negotiations, reports The Guardian. The Swiss diplomatic hub is “psychologically less charged” than Cyprus, ideal for navigating land swaps and the dilemmas of an ethnic divide that has, for a […]

The Nagorno-Karabakh Dilemma

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has been raging for nearly 23 years, and there is hardly a glimmer of hope for straight-forward resolution. At the 23rd Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), which took place in Hamburg on the 8-9th December this year, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, […]

Japan And Russia Discuss Peace Treaty Over Western Pacific Islands

  On Saturday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a landmark meeting in which economic and geopolitical matters between the two powerful nations were discussed. Central in the discussion, however, was the future of the Kuril Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, which had been […]

Ethiopia’s Deadly Protests Indicate Increasing Ethnic and Political Division

The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency after deadly protests sprung up across the nation. At least 500 people (rough figure due to conflicting reports) have been killed in anti-government protests which began over a land rights dispute in the southern Oromia region, later spreading to the Amhara region. Al-Jazeera reports that […]

Kashmir Unrest: Civilians Killed And Indian Military Experiences Deadliest Attack In 20 Years

The death toll of Kashmir’s unrest continues to climb. Since July, protests in all corners of the territory have rekindled tensions between civilians and security forces in the Jammu and Kashmir region. The most recent wave of conflict originated in response to civilian reaction to the death of Kashmir military […]

Turkey-Syria Tensions Expected to Rise after Airstrikes in Northern Syria

Air raids instigated by the Turkish military outside the Syrian border city of Jarablus killed as many as 40 civilians at dawn on Sunday. This operation marked the fifth day of the campaign in which the Turkish military plans to extend their power further into Northern Syria. These Turkish attacks […]