Ryan Cuthbert

About Ryan Cuthbert

My name is Ryan Cuthbert a senior studying International Relations with a concentration on Asia and the Environment. I'm a big fan of travelling and going out for hikes.

Russia Launches Its Largest War Games In Post-Soviet Era

It is being hailed as the largest and most significant war games since the Cold War era. The 2017 Zapad games began on September 14 and ran until the September 20. Zapad, Russian for “West,” is a military exercise designed to simulate a fictitious attack from the West. The games, […]

Mass Protests Ravage Guatemala

Since September 15, 2017, protests have flared up throughout Guatemala surrounding its embattled president Jimmy Morales. Morales, a former comedian, who ran on an anti-corruption platform after his predecessor Perez Molina was convicted for his involvement in a criminal syndicate, is now under investigation himself. Allegations regarding Morales’s involvement in […]

Kurdish Vote For Independence In Iraq

On 26 September a referendum was held by the Kurdish Regional Government. For the first time in their history, this referendum would be a non-binding vote for an ethnic Kurdish state in the north-eastern regions of Iraq. It is being held amidst high tensions in the region, as many fear […]

Thousands Take To The Street In Barcelona To Protest Arrests

Thousands took to the streets in Barcelona Thursday to protest the arrest of major politicians in the Catalonian region of Spain. The arrests and protests are happening in the run-up for the Catalonian referendum on independence which will take place October 1st. The region, which occupies the country’s Northeast corner, […]

Final Suspect Killed In Barcelona Tragedy

In Subriats, Spain, a small town 30 miles west of Barcelona, where the tragic attack occurred that ripped apart Spain in the past week, has finally reached its conclusion. On Monday, police had tracked down and killed the driver of the initial van attack, Younes Abouyaaqoub. The fugitive, Abouyaaqoub, was […]

Trump To Send 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

After months of speculation, the world finally got its answer on how President Trump would deal with America’s longest ongoing war. This past Monday the president announced that he would be sending in 4,000 new troops to help shore up an ever weaker looking Afghan government which has been reeling […]

Zuma Survives Another No Confidence Vote

Earlier this week, President Jacob Zuma survived a vote of no confidence by the South African Parliament. The no confidence vote, his eighth since coming into power in 2009, was won by a narrow margin of 21 votes. The news was celebrated by members of his party, the African National […]

Thousands Evacuated From Lebanese-Syrian Border

Last Monday saw the Lebanese-Syrian border fill with ambulances and buses in anticipation of a swap and trade between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham Front for fighters and refugees. The exchange was postponed until Tuesday but continued with the transfer of eight soldiers from Lebanon’s militant group, Hezbollah, with five […]

Duterte Vows To Continue His Drug War

During his recent State of the Nation Address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promised to continue his war on drugs. Duterte, 72, vowed that the war would continue, despite a death toll above 7,000, and it has only been just over a year since Duterte has taken office. Duterte who entered […]

Mass Protests Grip The Streets Of Venezuela

This past Thursday, millions of Venezuelans remained home from work in order to participate in a mass strike intended to show displeasure with the regime of President Nicolás Maduro. Government workers were mandated to come in despite the strike, so government-run facilities still continued to operate. However, the strike affected […]