Julian Rizk

About Julian Rizk

Julian Rizk is a Senior Correspondent at the Organization for World Peace. He is a graduate from San Jose State University and currently works with different media groups focused on geopolitics, justice, and development. His background is economics, especially as pertains to geopolitical strategy, while often focusing on domestic culture and the ramifications for everyday people.

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Creating Villains: How Bias Undercuts Anti-War Research

Last Monday, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University published a report on refugees from American military operations entitled “Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the United States’ Post-9/11 Wars.” The Watson Institute used various sources to determine how many of the refugees involved in conflicts in […]

China And India Moving Heavy Weaponry Into Disputed Ladakh As Sovereignty Dispute Escalates

The Sino-Indian border dispute threatens to dramatically escalate, as recent skirmishes have provoked a significant military response from both nations. Earlier this month, several soldiers were injured as Indian soldiers attempted to break down newly constructed PLA outposts in the Tsomo Nganglha Ringpo valley. Due to the international sensitivity of […]

“A Chance At Peace”: UNOPS Highlights Success In Central African Republic

Over 10,000 people across the Central African Republic have received services through a UN-led community violence reduction program. Offered services include vocational training, civics classes, and commercial education. A UN press release today included interviews with several recipients of the program’s services. Sylvie, who survived as a member of an […]

“GERMs Of Instability:” Tensions over Nile Valley an Imminent Threat to Regional Security

Update On April 1st, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERM) was nearly complete, and would begin filling its newly created reservoir over this summer’s rainy season. Sudanese officials have urged Addis Ababa to reconsider this premature adjustment to the Nile’s flow, with Sudanese […]

Afghanistan Sinks Deeper Into Political Turmoil 1

2020 has been a busy year in Afghanistan with multiple high-level meetings between the Taliban, ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) and the United States. Last Friday, General Austin “Scott” Miller met with Taliban spokesmen, wearing a wide grin and a traditional kufi. Despite appearances, tensions are high between the negotiating […]

Facebook Sued In Australia Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

We don’t bat an eye when, after having a conversation about jogging within earshot of a phone, the next time we open Google, all of the ads are tailored to jogging. Yes, we mention how creepy it is that the software is always listening, but we don’t get upset the way people have with Cambridge Analytica- and Google doesn’t get sued for selling that data to Nike, the way Facebook has for selling it to Cambridge Analytica.

Secretary-General Reiterates Appeal for Global Ceasefire

In a public statement by Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, on March 23rd, states and non-state actors around the world were called upon to lay down their arms in the face of the growing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Before a sombre international press conference, he declared, “The virus does not care […]

Chinese Uyghurs Moved Into Factory Forced Labor For Foreign Brands

Last Saturday, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute released a report that has since received international attention and concern. Titled Uyghurs For Sale, the report details three case studies of different factories or companies in China which have become increasingly reliant on extremely oppressive labor conditions for growth. China, for its […]

Guterres Calls For ‘Massive International Support’ For Sudan

Last Sunday, at the 33rd African Union summit in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined goals and obstacles for the continent in achieving the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Paramount in those efforts is the Silencing the Guns initiative, the primary […]