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Trump’s Agenda-Setting At NATO Meeting And Its Implications For Defense Spending

The Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meeting took place in Belgium  from the 11th– 12th of July where the leaders of one of the world’s oldest, and some would say strongest, alliances met. Such meetings are important to ensure the agendas of the alliance are collaborative, current and the relations […]


Great March Of Return – Protest And Gunfire Every Friday

The death toll in the Palestinian Great March of Return continues to rise, as Israeli soldiers open fire on peaceful Palestinian protesters. The protest rally held on the Gaza strip on Friday, June 29th, resulted in 176 people injured by gunfire and 2 people killed, adding to the death toll […]


New Sound Evidence Of Crimes Against Humanity In Myanmar

On the 20th of June, Amnesty International (AI) released the report titled, “We Will Destroy Everything”: Military Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar. This 189 page report revealed new firsthand evidence of what was labelled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar of 2017, and took an entire nine months […]


Hungary Democratic Backslide Is A Threat to Domestic And EU Peace

This week, Aljazeera and BBC showed international alarm after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government drafted a bill that criminalizes helping refugees, which follows suggesting a 25% tax on non-governmental organizations who fund foreign migrants. This is threatening to Hungarian nationals because it challenges their right to help refugees and […]


Addressing Immigrant And Refugee Integration For The Future Of World Peace

The integration of Immigrants and Refugee’s into our ever increasingly globalized world is vital for the future of world peace. Nation-states still hold close to their national identity and to avoid the under-representation of minorities and clash of civilizations through social cleavages as described by Samuel Huntington, issues of integration […]


Saudi Arabia’s aid donation to ‘make up’ for the conflict in Yemen

In early April, reports from Geneva raised scepticism about Saudi Arabia’s approach in Yemen. Antonio Guterres the United Nations Secretary-General applauded and welcomed the ‘record-breaking pledge’ of $930 million dollars, which was presented in New York on the 27th of March. The donation will be put into aid funding that […]


Syrian Chemical Attacks On Civilians And The Failure Of International Law

On Saturday, April 7th, the Assad regime attacked Douma with chemical bombs. Publicized photographs of the aftermath were nothing short of disturbing, with the 70 people now reported dead, including women and children. The horrendous and fatal nature of this incident has since resulted in the retaliative bombing of airfields […]


#MeToo Movement Moves From Hollywood To Humanitarian NGOs

Following this week’s news, further information has arisen in claims to the #MeToo movement in the humanitarian sector, not only involving those being protected by aid but also from colleagues experiencing sexual harassment internally in these organizations. NGOs are trusted and responsible for advancing the humanitarian and non-combative agenda in […]


Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Results In Child Trafficking And Prostitution In Bangladesh

On Wednesday the 21st of March, footage was released by BBC after an undercover investigation took place in Bangladesh to reveal Rohingya Refugees being used for sex trafficking in Bangladesh. This comes as Myanmar (Burma) experienced what the United Nations declared as ethnic cleansing and since August 2017, resulted in […]


Aid Agencies Struggle As Democratic Republic of Congo Spirals Into Uncontainable Humanitarian Crisis

On the 13th March 2018, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General acknowledged humanitarian aid needs have doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2017. Political deadlock continues over current leader Kabila’s overstayed political term and has spurred ethnic conflict and further militia uprising, causing the humanitarian crisis to worsen. The […]