Lucas Mirani


About Lucas Mirani

Lucas Mirani is a 23 year old university student at the Australian National University. He is majoring in Psychology and Asia-Pacific Security Studies and wants to work in foreign affairs.

Russia’s Strategic Interests On The Korean Peninsular

This article will evaluate Russia’s strategic interests on the Korean Peninsular. Historically, Russia has condemned the growth in North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and provocative behaviour. However, recently, under the Presidency of Vladimir Putin, Russia has changed tact and instead seeks to mollify North Korea. This position is vastly different […]


Child Soldiers: How Can We Alleviate This Problem?

Child soldiers are individuals, under the age of 18, who serve in government forces and armed opposition groups. A child can serve a variety of roles in these groups, such as fighting in combat zones, working in hospitality, and maintaining the upkeep of the bases through activities like cooking and […]


The U.S. And South Korea: Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

President Donald Trump’s administration is encouraging the new President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, to join the U.S. and adopt a coercive approach towards North Korea. Trump hopes that coercion will lead to North Korea relinquishing their nuclear weapons program. Many believe that Moon Jae-in will adopt a Sunshine policy. […]


The Threat Posed By Terrorism Is Rising Globally

Globally, the fear of terrorism is growing. The latest terrorist attack in Manchester, the United Kingdom, which left 22 people dead, has exacerbated the fear that terrorism poses to all states around the world. Recently, during Ramadan, the threat of terrorism has grown as Islamic State began encouraging its followers […]


Security Communities

Around the world, states came together to prevent war and to promote peace after World War II. States globally realized that they all have a mutual interest in the preservation of international society. The idea of security communities, which was made famous by a 1957 study by Karl Deutsch and […]


China Continues To Prioritize Regional Peace Over Denuclearization On The Korean Peninsula

North Korea continues its provocative behaviour. This week, North Korea tested ground-to-sea cruise missiles and claimed it a success. The ground-to-sea missile test was the fifth test in under a month, which was presumably in defiance of international pressures, mainly coming from the Trump administration, to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. […]


The Likelihood Of A Terrorist Attack In Australia Is Currently Set To Probable

An awful, devastating tragedy occurred last Monday at around 10:30 pm in Manchester, the United Kingdom. A bomb exploded outside of the Manchester Arena at an after party event for US pop star, Ariana Grande’s concert. Twenty-two people have been confirmed dead and more than fifty injured. This terrorist attack […]


United Nations Warns That Yemen’s Food Crisis Could Get Much Worse And Is Calling Out For Aid

According to the United Nations (UN), Yemen is on the “brink of famine” and is amidst the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. The World Food Programme (2016) states that 17 million Yemeni people are estimated to be food insecure. Around 7.3 million of this group are believed to […]


Female Gendercide: Female Empowerment Is Needed To Offset Culturally Skewed Sex Ratios

Female gendercide refers to the systematic killing of women. According to the Gendercide Awareness Project, we lose 3.5 million women and girls to Gendercide a year. That’s 400 females per hour. Indian Economist, Amartya Sen, in 1990 stated that there were 100 million missing women worldwide. The UNFPA recently announced […]


Climate Change Ignorance Is Catastrophic

Derek Bok: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Worldwide political news this week had three key focuses: 1) Donald Trump’s aggressive stance on North Korea; 2) The French Presidential Election; and, 3) Kim Jong-Un’s aggressive and non-compliant stance against any state that could threaten the survival of his […]