Sonali Fernando

Sri Lanka’s new court to examine war crimes

Following the decades of war and violence in Sri Lanka during its civil war fought between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE (The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), the newly elected Sri Lankan government lead by Maithripala Sirisena has announced the setting up of a special court to examine […]

Boko Haram In Nigeria: Strong Or Weak?

Boko Haram have been present in Nigeria since 2009, carrying out sophisticated attacks against soft targets and, in 2011, steadily progressing to carry out continuous suicide bombings, including that of police buildings and the United Nations office in Abuja. In 2012, the Nigerian government declared a State of Emergency. Since then, the Nigerian […]

Mexican Drug War: The Real Life Sicario Movie

In 2006, the Mexican government declared war on the various drug trafficking cartels in Mexico. Since the demise of the infamous Cali and Medellin cartels, the prevalence and power of drug cartels in Mexico has grown. As of 2013, the estimated death toll was around 120,000, while approximately 27,000 people were […]

Sri Lanka: Peace Without Accountability and Justice

The Sri Lankan civil war, beginning in 1983 and ending in 2009, was fought between the Sri Lankan government and the The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), better known as the Tamil Tigers. The LTTE sought to create an independent Tamil state comprised of the top quarter of Sri Lanka. The […]

Peace Prospects Bleak For Libya After Ceasefire Deadline Missed

Libya recently missed the ceasefire deadline negotiated for them by the United Nations (UN), which has sparked serious concerns about the prospect of peace as continued fighting and a collapsing economy makes Libya a sanctuary for smugglers and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Further, missing the deadline occurred amidst […]