Riley Cahill

About Riley Cahill

Riley has just graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of International and Global Studies. She is currently completing a Masters of International Relations and International Law at UNSW.

How Everyone Has Failed Refugees

According to a 2017 report by UNHCR, there are over 65 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.  In 2016, only 189 000 were formally resettled in another state. Why has no one been able to adequately address this issue and manage refugee crises as they unfold? Probably one of the reasons […]

Iran vs. Israel: The Recent Tension And The Broader Consequences

Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the relationship between Iran and Israel has not been a good one. Recent events in the Middle East have exacerbated the problem, however, and tensions are high. These recent events include the actual conflict between the two armies in Syria, as well as the […]

The United States Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Earlier this week on May 8th, the United States President, Donald Trump, fulfilled an election promise by withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal. The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was reached in 2015 after two years of negotiations between Iran, the EU and the P5+1 (Russia, […]

Floods In Kenya Kill 100 And Leave 220 000 Displaced

Torrential rains over the past month have led to severe flooding across parts of East Africa, killing 100 in Kenya and leaving more than 220 000 people displaced. The Kenyan Red Cross reported on Thursday that they are currently responding to calls for help from residents who have been stranded […]

No More War: Koreas To Sign Peace Treaty And Denuclearization Agreement

This Friday Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to step foot in the South, as he walked over the demilitarized zone to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The two leaders discussed formalizing the end of the Korean War and the denuclearization of the entire peninsula. Moon Jae-in […]

China Vs. Australia: Military Confrontation In The South China Sea

The Australian Navy was confronted by Chinese military ships in the South China Sea earlier this month, as China continues to strengthen its position in the region. Australian warships were heading to Vietnam for a ‘good-will’ visit, and an unintentional meeting with the Chinese military occurred on the way. It […]

Dissecting The Conflict In Yemen: 3 Years On

As the Yemen War officially enters its third year, the UN has declared the situation on the ground a humanitarian crisis. 80% of the population is in desperate need of humanitarian aid. 22 million people, half of whom are children, are suffering from severe malnutrition. There is a lack of […]

Gaza Border Protest: Israeli Forces Fire Into Crowd Of Palestinian Protesters

Israeli forces have killed 16 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,400 people as protests erupted at the Gaza-Israel border. Thousands of Palestinians have marched towards the border, burning tires and throwing petrol bombs and rocks at soldiers across the Israeli border. The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has fired live ammunition […]

“Fake News:” Egyptian Presidential Elections

As the upcoming Presidential Elections in Egypt loom closer, the question is not who will win, but by how much. Current President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi is the only real candidate in the elections that are being held from 26 to 28 March, basically ensuring his second term of Presidency. There […]

The Northern Triangle: Forgotten Conflict In Central America

The Northern Triangle refers to a region in Central American: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. These countries are consistently listed as some of the most dangerous in the world, outside of war zones. They have some of the highest homicide and extortion rates, with the broader region of Latin America […]