Kanika Solanki


North Korea Threatens The U.S. With Counterattack

After accusing the U.S. of bringing “dark clouds of war” through “the largest-ever” sanctions during the Olympic Games, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has threatened to “counter” the plans for joint military drills between South Korea and the U.S. In response, the joint military exercise has already been […]


The U.N. Passes A Ceasefire Vote As The War In Syria Escalates

On Saturday 24 February, the UN Security Council unanimously issued a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire resolution in Syria to provide medical support and food to civilians. The resolution faced opposition from the Russian delegation, as longtime supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deemed it unrealistic to have an immediate ceasefire. The […]


Putting An End To Gun Violence In The U.S.A.

The USA’s status as the country with the most mass shootings has called into question the very meaning of the Second Amendment. According to non-profit Gun Violence Archive, there have been a staggering 1,800 deaths in this year alone and it’s only February. The Small Arms Survey conducted by Graduate […]


Syrian Conflict Escalates As Israeli Fighter Jet Is Shot Down

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet was shot down by Syrian military forces on Saturday, 10 February – the first Israeli aircraft lost in the conflict since 2006. The F-16 was part of a larger air strike in Syria, conducted in response to an Iranian UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) intercepted by […]


Mexico Reports Record-Breaking Murder Rate For 2017

Mexico reported its highest homicide rate for 2017, with October 2017 being the bloodiest month on record since 1997, when it started collecting the associated data. According to the Mexican government’s Interior Department, there were 29,168 murders committed in 2017 – an average of 72.3 per day in first quarter […]


WEF 2018: Creating A Shared Future In A Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in Davos, Switzerland from the 23rd to the 26th of January. The theme for the year, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” attracted the global elite and key political figures such as US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa […]


Germany Halts Arms Exports To Parties Involved In Yemen War

On Friday, a spokesperson for German Chancellor, Angela Merkel announced that Germany would “immediately” stop exports of military equipment to entities partaking in the Yemen war which has taken more than 10,000 lives – half of whom were civilians. Germany’s arms exports amounted to US$550m in the third fiscal quarter […]


Trump Extends Iran Nuclear Deal For Last Time

On Friday, President Trump decided to honour the multilateral 2015 nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and 5 other superpowers for the third time by not reimposing punishing sanctions on Iran’s oil exports and central bank. However, in the statement he warned that the waiver was extended for a further […]


US Suspends $1bn+ Security Aid To Pakistan

The Trump administration recently announced a suspension of almost all security aid to Pakistan, once thought of as an important ally in controlling extremist forces. The move came a few days after President Trump accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit.” Many U.S. government officials share Trump’s belief that Pakistan has […]


Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens In Kabul

On the 28 December 2017, the Islamic State, or ISIS, used a suicide bomber to kill 41 and injure over 80 people in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The attack targeted a Shia cultural centre in West Kabul, an area with a large Hazara population, who have been oppressed by the Pashtuns […]