Nicholas Goldstein

A New Approach To Natural Disasters?

According to the Guardian, Hurricane Irma caused up to $300 billion of damage, however, by spending 1/100th of that could have secured a city not just from the effects of Irma, but also from future natural disasters. Why are we not doing anything to help?

After ISIS

Earlier this week, the BBC published a report about the future of Fallujah, a city in Iraq left in ruins after being held by ISIS. After Fallujah was freed from ISIS’s control, evidence was found of the harsh treatment in the city – now a feature of ISIS presence. The […]

Escaping To Bangladesh

The UN has estimated that 58,000 refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh as Bangladeshi police have ignored government orders to control the border. The refugees have come from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where government security forces and Buddhist mobs have been accused of burning villages and inciting violence. […]

America’s Disgrace

In January 2002, the United States set up the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention centre. Allegations against Guantanamo Bay have included that of sexual violation, torture, sensory deprivation, sleep deprivation, and beatings. It has been used to hold what the Department of Defence has called “high-value” targets without trial, and exists […]

Freetown’s Disaster

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a mudslide recently killed up to two hundred people. This is not the first of its kind, with Sierra Leone and close neighbours facing similar issues due to the rainfall in recent months. For instance, Freetown, a city of about 1 million people […]

Bana Mura And The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Over the last year, a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bana Mura, has carried out attacks resulting in at least 250 killed. Of those killed, 62 were children and 30 were younger than eight years old. The militia is relatively new, and, as reported by the guardian, have […]

The Battle In Marawi

In the Philippines, the battle for Marawi continues. So far it has claimed over 500 lives, and many jihadists now see Marawi as the new frontier of the caliphate. Over the last three months, militant groups who have pledged allegiance to ISIS, have fought for the city of Marawi. The […]

Venezuela’s Deep Divisions

Venezuela’s entrenched divisions have once again flared up, this time in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s pledge to go ahead reshaping the government. Time Magazine has reported that anti-government protests in Venezuela have left two dead. Masked protesters mounted a blockade around the capital, Caracas, and grew violent, effectively isolating […]

North Korea, Foreign Aid, And The People Who Need It

Can we do better in helping the people of North Korea? The aid we send is not helping, it is time to use a different strategy. In Vladivostok, North Korean workers are being employed to fill labour shortages, and the money they earn then funds the North Korean regime. Over the last […]