Author: Tom Wilkinson

G7 Leaders Unveil Major Infrastructure Project Designed To Counter Chinese ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

On Saturday, 12 June, the Group of Seven (G7) nations revealed plans for a major infrastructure program for lower-income countries. This program, dubbed the “Build Back Better World” (B3W) initiative, is clearly intended as a Western-aligned alternative to Beijing’s ‘Belt and Road’ (BRI) infrastructure initiative, which some commentators believe to

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U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal To Be Reviewed By Biden Administration

On the 22nd of January, the Biden Administration announced its intention to review the February 2020 peace agreement reached with the Taliban under the Trump Administration. This comes amidst a retooling of American foreign policy under the Biden administration, with President Biden seeking to re-establish America’s credibility on the world

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UN Secretary General Urges ‘Climate Emergencies’ Worldwide

On Saturday the 12th of December, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on world leaders to declare states of ‘climate emergency’ in their nations, in the hopes that this would spur greater action to avoid climate change. Guterres’ comments came during his opening statement to the Climate Ambition Summit,

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Australian Inquiry Uncovers Evidence Of War Crimes in Afghanistan

On Thursday the 19th of November, Australia released a long-awaited report into alleged war crimes committed by Australian forces in Afghanistan. This report, the result of an inquiry launched in 2016, found evidence that Australian special forces responsible for 39 unlawful killings during deployment in Afghanistan. General Angus Campbell, chief

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Libyan Truce Signed, But Difficult Talks Lay Ahead

On October 23rd 2020, Libya’s warring groups signed a permanent ceasefire agreement, potentially bringing an end to the civil war that has plagued the nation for 6 years. The agreement between the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), sees both groups agreeing

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Venezuela Announces Charges For Alleged American Spy

On the 14th of September, Venezuela announced charges of terrorism, weapons trafficking, and conspiracy against an alleged American spy who was detained in the nation last week. The man, identified by Venezuelan officials as Matthew John Heath, is alleged to have CIA tires and been sent to Venezuela in an

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Prime Minister Of Iraq Calls For An Early Election

In an announcement in late July, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced that Iraq would hold its next parliamentary elections a year earlier than the one planned in June 2021. This announcement comes after months of anti-government protest late last year, which saw hundreds of protesters killed and injured by

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