Louisa Slack

About Louisa Slack

I have just completed my undergraduate degree in Anthropology, Criminology and International Relations. I am particularly interested in long term peaceful solutions to all conflicts, how societies deal with marginalized groups and the role of culture in providing peaceful solutions.

Division In The Gulf States

Tension has occurred in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting Islamist terrorist groups including ISIS, al-Qaeda and The Muslim Brotherhood. They believe such action impinges on their security and stability. Diplomatic links have been closed, Qatari citizens living in […]

Brazil: Will The Corruption Allegations And Political Turmoil Ever End?

New allegations of obstructing justice and corruption have been made against the President of Brazil. In a report issued in May 2017 by the Brazilian Attorney-General, an investigation has been ordered into the behaviour of President Temer. An audio recorded conversation appears to have evidence of President Temer ensuring Eduardo Cunha, […]

China’s Coercion Causes More Challenges For Taiwan

Taiwan and China’s precarious relationship continues to be bruised by incidents of spying. Zhou Hongxu has been arrested for attempting to recruit spies within the Taiwanese government using business interests and education as ruses. Zhou came from China to Taiwan on a student exchange program and graduated from National Chengchi […]

The United Kingdom’s Moral Failure

Protection for those fleeing conflict appears to be a very low priority in the United Kingdom (UK) today. On February 8, 2017, the Conservative government quietly announced that it would accept 350 children into the UK under the Unaccompanied Child Refugee Programme. The Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill announced that “…this […]

Nicaraguan Government Inactivity Fuels Land Conflict

The conflict between the indigenous people of the Nicaraguan Caribbean coast, the Miskito people, and the Mestizo settlers has intensified because the Nicaraguan government has failed to take action. Physical violence and death are now commonplace. According to The New York Times, many of the Miskito people have left their […]

Conflict Within The Ukraine: Can It Be Solved?

Tension and escalated fighting have once again risen on the outskirts of Donetsk. Separatist forces from the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic, backed by Russia and the Ukraine government blame each other for the surge in military fighting. Many inhabitants of this area have already fled to other parts […]

European Action On Migration Crisis Questionable

Controversy surrounds the European Union’s (EU), latest plan to deal with the African migration to Europe crisis. Mr. Tusk, President of the European Council announced the European summit had “..reached [an] agreement on [the] immediate operational issues that should help [to] reduce the number of irregular migrants and save lives…” […]

Rohingya: A Stateless People

Human Rights Watch informed us of the destruction of 430 buildings across three villages in the Rakhine state of Myanmar between 22 October and 10 November 2016. Such violations, along with starvation are causing the Rohingya people to flee Myanmar in search of safety and acceptance. The United Nations High Commissioner […]