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 […]

Raqqa Recaptured

Celebrations have begun in Raqqa, Syria after the Islamic State’s (IS) stronghold on the region has been withdrawn. Kurdish forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by U.S. militia, are responsible for the recapturing, and have rightfully raised their flags across the province. The groups have been combatting IS […]

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. […]