Author: Oscar Aston

Egyptian President Threatens Military Intervention In Libya

Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, has threatened direct military action on the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) currently operating in Western Libya, kindling the potential for further conflict within the country and beyond. The Egyptian backed Libyan National Army (LNA), headed by the warlord Khalifa Haftar, have come under

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The Environmental Impact Of War And Conflict: Uganda’s Experience

The relationship between war and conflict, and their environmental threat is long established. In times of war, environmental regulations are often de-prioritized in exchange of the immediate short-term interests of civilians. This results in the unsustainable use of natural resources, harming non-human and long-term human interests alike. Uganda is a

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UN Security Council Renews South Sudan Arms Embargo

The United Nations Security Council has voted to renew its arms embargo on South Sudan, two years after it first came into place. This renewal, coming two years after the signing of the September 2018 peace agreement that marked the end of the country’s civil war, aims to prevent the

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The Syrian Civil War Continues To Ravage Civilian Lives

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Syrian civil war continues to wreak havoc on the lives and rights of the communities residing in the last rebel held areas in the North-West of the country. New research conducted by Amnesty International demonstrates how between December 2019 and March 2020,

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Conflict In Wildlife Conservation: The Destructive Impacts Of Conservation Practice On Local Communities

As with most industries that rely on transnational funding and support, Covid-19 has drastically impacted conservation work. Sources of funding for major conservation non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have dried up, with the virus’ more localized impacts taking precedence over the distant and exotic lands in which these organizations operate. As highlighted

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