Maneesha Gopalan

About Maneesha Gopalan

Maneesha is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honors)/International Relations at the Australian National University.

What Is Continuing The Migration Movement From The Horn Of Africa To War-Torn Yemen?

Thousands of refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea are continuing to undertake the perilous journey across the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen, despite the dangerous conditions that have emerged there since the beginning of the civil conflict in 2015. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), over 700,000 refugees […]

French President Fires Back At President Trump, Defends The Security Of France

French president Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump during his speech at an agricultural trade fair a few weeks ago. This followed after the United States (US) President Donald Trump remarked that ‘Paris is no longer Paris’ following the attacks by Islamist militants. The French President’s comment was preceded […]

Indonesian And Australian Military Co-Operation Suspended Following Offensive Incidents

Indonesia has indefinitely suspended military co-operation with Australia following several incidents that have caused offence to the nation. The concerns were raised by an Indonesian who was at the Perth base for training, ultimately prompting the Indonesians to announce their suspension of co-operation for “technical reasons.” Indonesia’s military spokesman Major-General […]

Venezuelan Currency Move Postponed Following Social Unrest

  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has temporarily suspended his campaign to eliminate the country’s largest denomination bill amidst the current nationwide cash crunch and civil unrest. The surprise manoeuvre, announced by Maduro on December 12, was introduced as a measure to combat contraband of the bills at the Colombia-Venezuela border […]

Rohingya Targeted In Myanmar Crackdown In Rakhine

  Violence against Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine state has reached a new high, with Myanmar military forces conducting shootings, raping women, looting and burning houses and shops, and burning the Koran in public on multiple occasions. Myanmar authorities are facing immense pressure to lift the military lockdown on […]

US Warship Challenges China’s Claims In South China Sea

  A US guided missile destroyer, USS Decatur, patrolled the South China Sea on the afternoon of October 21, thereby spurring a protest from China’s Defence Ministry. The US warship sailed within the waters currently claimed by China, yet affirms that it “conducted this transit in a routine, lawful manner […]

US Warship Targeted In Failed Attack From Yemen

  Multiple missiles have been launched from a Houthi-controlled region in Yemen, targeting a US Navy Destroyer in the Red Sea. According to US officials, the targeted attack on the USS Mason is the third incident of its kind that has occurred in the past week. Admiral John Richardson, US […]

Russian Jets Violate Air Space Of Finland And Estonia

  Estonia stated that a Russian jet had violated its air space on September 7, hours following its neighbouring state Finland conveying similar claims of two fighter jets passing over its territory. As Finland was preparing to sign a defence pact with the United States at the time, analysts have […]

“Catastrophic” Airstrikes Hit Aleppo Hospitals

Officials of the Obama administration are considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government, following the destruction of two large hospitals in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on September 28. While America has not ordered military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thus far, its rising tensions with Moscow […]

North Korea Faces Condemnation Over Fifth Nuclear Test

North Korea successfully carried out its fifth and reportedly largest nuclear test on September 9th, prompting urgent United Nations talks about the creation of stricter international sanctions. Under the third-generation leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea sped up the development of its nuclear and missiles programs on the 68th anniversary […]