Joseph Lewis-Hughes


Palestine Criticizes Honduras And Nauru For Recognizing Jerusalem 1

Honduras and Nauru have both recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this past week. On Thursday, President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández visited Jerusalem to open a diplomatically recognized trade office. According to Hernández, the office will act as an extension of the embassy in Tel Aviv. Palestinian officials […]


West Papua’s Struggle For Independence

Protests have erupted across Indonesia’s eastern region of Papua this week, following an incident where forty-three Papuan students were tear-gassed, barricaded and detained on Friday night, August 16, by Indonesian forces. As reported by the Australian Broadcasting Channel (ABC), students were held without charge for nine hours, following an allegation […]


Trump’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule Faces Legal Challenge

This year has seen yet greater increases in permafrost thawing in Russia, and more frequent incidents of extreme heat and weather. Blind to such events and their cause, the Trump administration released the ‘Affordable Clean Energy Rule’ (ACE). The ACE rule is Trump’s response to climate change, implemented by the […]


U.S. Withdrawal From INF Treaty Signals A Changing Nuclear Order

On Friday, August 2, the U.S. withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). The Treaty prohibits the acquisition of ground launched missiles with a range of 500-1500 kilometers. The move came amidst concerns that Russia was no longer complying with the treaty. President Trump has also raised the […]


Disinformation And Social Media: A Threat To Security And Peace

This year, disinformation from Russian sources was discovered in the lead up to the European Union’s (EU) parliamentary elections. Disinformation is the malicious intentional spread of false claims, as opposed to misinformation, which refers to the unintentional spread of misleading and false claims. Disinformation in and of itself is a […]


Burkina Faso Counter-Insurgent Effort ‘Operation Doofu’ Fails Fulani Citizens 1

As a spate of violent attacks occur across Burkina Faso, the tactics used within counter-insurgency effort, ‘Operation Doofu’, are under fire. Mid-way through May, Operation Doofu was launched to ‘uproot terrorism’ and protect citizens. However, there are grave concerns about the tactics being utilized by security forces. In particular, there […]