Katherine Everest


About Katherine Everest

Katherine Everest is currently studying a Bachelor of International Studies at Deakin University, and previously completed a Certificate in Freelance Journalism. Katherine has contributed to the Young Australians in International Relations Insights blog, and completed internships at the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and the Consulate General of Sri Lanka.

Facebook & The Hong Kong-Taiwan-China Triangle

Facebook has come under fire in recent weeks after posts related to Hong Kong published by news agencies and users within Taiwan were taken down by the social media platform. During the later hours of the 15th on Friday, Facebook issued an official statement announcing posts were removed due only […]


Evo Morales’ Resignation: Victim Of A Military Coup Or Culprit In Election By Unconstitutional Means?

A series of events in the last three days have escalated into not only the resignation of Evo Morales as the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s President but also an arrest warrant for the ex-president. Camila Escalante, a journalist with Telesur issued several tweets, alluding to cases of violence, kidnapping, and […]


The Vicious Cycle Of Conflict And Climate Change In The Himalaya

The Himalaya has played host to conflict for centuries, with modern conflicts centred largely around international borders and ethnic disputes stretching across borders from Afghanistan to Myanmar, after the region was decolonized following the Second World War. A relatively new element shifting state tactics within the ongoing conflict is the […]


Refugee Children Failed By Lack Of Humanitarian Aid Funnelled Into Education

A report released by the Education Commission this year has identified troubling global progress made towards Sustainable Development Goal Four (SDG4) that aims to ensure all children receive a quality primary, and secondary education by 2030, as well creating affordable tertiary education for all adults by 2030. According to the […]


France Pledges Support For Sudan’s Removal From U.S’s List Of Terrorism Sponsors

Newly appointed Sudanese President Abdalla Hamdock arrived in Paris on 30th September to appeal to President Emmanuel Macron for support in efforts to have Sudan removed from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism. According to Africanews, Macron not only pledged France’s support to Sudan on the issue, […]


Evo Morales’ Controversial Bid For Fourth Term In Presidency 3

Already the longest-serving democratically elected president in Bolivia, Evo Morales will again run for the presidency in upcoming elections after successfully appealing to the Supreme Electoral Court in November 2017 to remove term limits on presidency within Bolivia. The appeal from the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) party came off the […]


Intervention Must Address Corruption As The Enemy In Venezuela, Not Socialism 1

After a meeting held between Venezuelan opposition politicians and United States officials two weeks ago, the U.S. State Department opened a representative office for Venezuela in Bogota, Colombia on the 28th of August. This was to allow for the continued support of the opposition leader Juan Guaido, who the United […]


Conflict In Pakistan And Internally Displaced Persons Living With Disability

Increased scholarly attention on disability awareness in Pakistan has uncovered significant information and service gaps that exist for people who have been internally displaced and are living with disabilities from Northwest Pakistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Studies reveal that instances of mental disorders are growing within internally displaced […]


Push From Australian State Government And Victorian Youth Activists Against Racism

In July, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) teamed up with the Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network (VLGMIN) to launch a pilot of a new community reporting tool that will allow culturally and linguistically diverse groups to report incidences of racism and discrimination. The community reporting […]


Power Dynamics In Upcoming Taiwanese Elections 1

For the first time in twenty years, China displayed military presence in the Taiwan Strait, flying two J-11 fighter jets across the median line of the strait on 31st March. Citing this incident, The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) expressed concerns of growing tension between the United States, […]