Sulithi Dewendra

About Sulithi Dewendra

Sulithi Dewendra is a third year International and Global Studies student at the University of Sydney majoring in Government and International Relations. She is particularly intrigued by conflict resolution in the Middle Eastern region. She is currently a correspondent at the OWP.

Refugees: Pawns On The Chessboard Of Australasia Politics?

Newly elected New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden recently offered to welcome 150 Manus Island and Nauru detainees. The offer comes in response to Australia’s decision to close the detention centres on the 31st October, rendering hundreds of refugees confused and distressed. While the Australian government has proposed alternative accommodation […]

Successful Intercontinental Missile Testing Escalated Intimidation Or Impending Doomsday?

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) has now successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile, inciting claims from leader Kim Jong-Un that the nation-state as now a full nuclear statehood. North Korean soldiers have gathered in Pyongyang’s Kim Il-Sung square rejoicing the success of the latest missile tests […]

Prospective Independence For Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan has been granted an independence referendum despite significant opposition from government bodies. President of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has scheduled the vote for September 25. Following a century of violence and conflict, the vote is a huge step in the creation an autonomous Kurdish state. […]

Dreams Shattered: Trump Rescinds DACA

On Tuesday the 5th of September, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the “Dreamers’ Program,” a move engineered by President Donald Trump. The program, officially named the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA), was an initiative by the Obama administration intended to aid young immigrants gaining protection […]

A Win For Civil Rights?

On Saturday, the 19th of August, approximately fifteen thousand individuals assembled in Boston to resist the recent onslaught of neo-Nazism spurring from an incident in Charlottesville earlier this month. Some twenty-five conservatives had gathered in Boston Common Park to exercise their constitutional liberties in a ‘free speech rally.’ They were […]