Miranda Watson

About Miranda Watson

Miranda Watson is a graduate of the Australian National University, where she completed a double degree in Arts and Asia-Pacific Studies. Having spent time living and studying in South Korea and majoring in Northeast Asian Studies, she has a strong interest in the Korean Peninsula and issues to do with reunification and peacekeeping. Miranda is currently an Australian correspondent for the OWP.

South Korean And North Korean Women’s Football Teams To Play In Pyongyang

The South Korean women’s football team and the North Korean women’s team are scheduled to play against each other in Pyongyang on April 7th. This is the first time they will face each other in Pyongyang, as part of the Asian Football Confederation’s Women’s Asian Cup. South Korea and North […]

South Korea’s Constitutional Court Impeaches Ousted President Park Geun-Hye

On Friday, South Korea’s constitutional court passed the ruling to impeach now-former President Park Geun-hye. Constitutional Court Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi stated that Park had “seriously impaired the spirit of…democracy and the rule of law” (Al Jazeera), amidst days of protest surrounding the President’s official residence, the Blue House, and […]

North Korea’s Further Isolation

Following the shocking assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and eldest son of former leader Kim Jong-il, North Korea has become increasingly isolated from the international community and tensions are high due to diplomatic squabbles. Kim Jong-nam was poisoned last Monday at the Kuala […]

North Korean Launch Test-Missile, Drawing Condemnation From UN Security Council

Last Sunday, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile, which has been declared as a “success” by leader Kim Jong-Un. The South Korean Defence Ministry has stated that the test-fire was meant as an “armed provocation” to new U.S. President Donald Trump to test his response and it was an attempt […]

North Korea After The Rise Of Trump And The Fall Of Park

Two major changes have occurred recently in world news that can be expected to trigger interesting changes in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. First was the major corruption scandal that erupted in South Korea that resulted in the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye. The second was Trump’s victory in […]

Gambian President Adama Barrow To Deal With The Mess Left Behind By Exiled Jammeh

After finally accepting defeat to Adama Barrow in The Gambia’s December 2016 election, Yahya Jammeh left The Gambia for Equitorial Guinea, thus ending his 22-year reign and his long drawn-out defeat. Having initially accepted the election results that Barrow defeat Jammeh with 45.5% of the vote against Jammeh’s 36.7%, Jammeh […]

African Union Announces That It Will Cease To Recognize Yahya Jammeh As Gambian President If He Does Not Step Aside

The Gambia’s December 2016 presidential election saw opposition leader, Adama Barrow, triumph over President Yahya Jammeh, thereby ending his 22-year rule. Despite originally conceding defeat to Barrow and stating “I wish him all the best and I wish all Gambians the best,” Jammeh backpedaled on his congratulations of Barrow and […]