Marina Peñéñory

About Marina Peñéñory

Marina is an undergraduate student pursuing an International Relations degree at Pomona College, U.S. She grew up in Indonesia, but is originally from Argentina. Her interests include ASEAN security and cooperation, specifically countering violent extremism in Southeast Asia.

Iran Seizes Third Oil Tanker In A Month

Iran seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf claiming it was smuggling fuel to Arab states. According to Iranian news agency ISNA, the vessel was intercepted Wednesday night by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s 2nd Marine Corps. Iran’s state media Press TV reported that the vessel had seven crew […]

Unrest In Puerto Rico

Protestors have been filling onto the streets of Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan, since last Saturday to call for Governor Ricardo Antonio Rosselló to resign. Police officers in riot gear fired tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets into the distressed crowds, which were chanting “¡Ricky, renuncia, y llévate a […]

Taliban, Afghan Leaders Urge For “Zero Civilian Casualties”

After two-day peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives in the Doha, Qatar, both sides have ended with a call to reduce civilian casualties to “zero” in the war-torn country. The intra-Afghan meetings, mediated by Qatar and Germany, saw the participation of Afghan politicians, civil society members, including […]

North Korea Releases Detained Australian Student

Alek Sigley, who went missing in North Korea last week, has been “released and safe” as declared by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The 29-year-old Australian was reported missing in late June but was freed on Thursday after Swedish officials in Pyongyang met with the North Korean government. According to […]

Crisis In Sudan – Paramilitary Opens Fire On Pro-Democracy Group

Sudan currently faces a political crisis after paramilitary forces opened fire on pro-democracy protestors. According to the New York Times, at least 108 demonstrators have been killed along with hundreds of others injured in Khartoum on Monday. The paramilitary troops consist of a seven-member Transitional Military Council (TMC) led by […]

Russia, Turkey Agree To ‘Take Decisive Measures’ In Syria’s Idlib

According to Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, Moscow announced that its Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, and his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, agreed in Ankara on Monday about the need to take “decisive measures” in Syria’s Idlib province. The joint statement underlined the importance of continuing “joint partnerships between our two […]