Rebecca Belleli

Could An American’s Offer To Trump Create More Tension In The Middle East?

Early in the week, Sheldon Adelson, an avid American supporter of Israel, offered to fund the construction of a US Embassy in Jerusalem, in response to Trump’s earlier announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Middle Eastern country. The State Department released a statement indicating that they were […]

Jacob Zuma: The Corruption Surrounding South Africa’s President

The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has been recently making headlines in regards to the corruption plaguing his government. Zuma has been president of South Africa since 2009, succeeding Thabo Mbeki, after the government felt he was no longer fit to rule the country. He has been tied to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]