Author: Rebecca Belleli

Gun Violence In America: Enough Is Enough

On the 14th of February 2018, a shooter entered a American school with a rifle, leaving 17 dead and 14 injured. This report will focus on the gun laws of America, the people’s responses and how it has been allowed to continue to this point. The school shooter has been

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Jacob Zuma Resigns As President Of South Africa

Early in the week, news broke of the President of South Africa’s resignation after a 9-year-long presidential run, after the African National Congress (ANC) ordered an end to his reign on Tuesday. The 75-year-old president, Jacob Zuma, resigned from his position of power with immediate effect, as he did not

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Poland’s New Holocaust Law: Should We Worry?

Just recently, Poland passed a law which states that anyone who implies or mentions that Poland was complicit with Germany in executing the Holocaust can be jailed.  Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, put the law into effect before it was assessed by the country’s Constitutional Tribunal.  The law states

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Yemen: The Civil War And Its Casualties

According to a United Nations report, a Saudi-led coalition, in conflict with Houthi rebels in Yemen, is responsible for the deaths of 68 children since July 2017. According to the report by the UN Office on Children and Armed Conflict, which was sent to the UN Secretary Council on January

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Climate Change – A New Approach Needed?

Climate change is a significant issue to world peace and security. It is a natural progression that has been sped up from the result of emissions from the last 20 or 30 years. It is now of paramount importance that we act globally and ensure there is cooperation before we

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Neo-Nazism In Greece

The rise of Neo-Nazism in this day and age has become overwhelming. The most recent report comes from Greece. Athens has recently suffered from violent incidences regarding anti-immigration – the latest being a neo-Nazi organization, which has threatened the Muslim Association of Greece and pro-migrant organisations. A call, from a

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Syria And Humanitarian Intervention: What Is Needed For Peace?

Syria has been ravaged by war since 2011. Over the many years, this war has persisted, it has drawn the interests of the international community. Its origins sparked over escalated violence towards Assad’s regime, following which rebel brigades went against government forces. In addition, the rise of the Islamic State

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Trump Recognises Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

Last Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced the U.S.’ formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the ensuing plan to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. From the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Trump explained the reasoning behind this as “nothing more or less than

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Terror Attack In Egypt Declared Deadliest In Country’s History

Late last week, the Rawdah Sufi mosque, located in Bir Al-Abed, northern Sinai, Egypt, was attacked, resulting in more than 300 deaths, and 128 casualties. The victims were gathered at the mosque for Friday afternoon prayers. Open gun-fire and loud explosions occurred, with between 25 and 30 armed men carrying out

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Kurdish Secession Ruled Unconstitutional By Iraqi Court

On 25 of September 2017, a referendum was held that indicated that just over 92% of Kurds were in favour of Kurdish secession from Iraq. The Iraqi Court ruled the vote unconstitutional, and stated that no region shall gain independence. Consequently, tensions between the Kurdish region and Iraq’s central government flared

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