Taijah O'Meally


Continued Political Instability Despite Promising Outlook From Congolese Election Results

Following the death of former Congolese leader Joseph Kabila, the country held an election, leading to its first democratic, peaceful transfer of power in about six decades with the swearing-in of president Félix Tshisekedi. Initially, Tshisekedi’s reign seemed to imply positive changes to the Democratic Republic of Congo in more […]


Denmark’s Anti-Migrant Policy Takes A Turn For The Worse 1

Beginning in 2021, refugees who arrive in Denmark and are not granted asylum will be kept on the remote and previously uninhabited Lindholm Island. The island was used in the past to study diseased animals and will require decontamination before it is safe for human occupation. This mistreatment of legitimate […]


Iran to Continue Nuclear Missile Testing Despite United States Sanctions

Despite American sanctions on Iran, the Middle Eastern government has declared that it will continue to run nuclear missile weapons testing. Recently, the country has made several attempts at strengthening its military. Considering the global community’s concerns about the instability of the Middle Eastern region as well as fears about […]


The Status Of Freedom Of The Press In 2018

Filipino news site, Rappler, continues to practice its freedom of speech despite being targeted by president Rodrigo Duterte the past year, with threats of its founders and journalists being arrested. The controversial organization is known for its critiques of the state of Filipino democracy and the tragic, ineffective war on […]


Peace At Last: United States, Taliban, And Afghanistan Negotiate Peace Treaty

The American special envoy to Afghanistan is in talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, with hopes of reaching a peace deal before the Afghan presidential election next April. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 after the September 11 attacks and is leading direct […]


The “Return” Of Antisemitism In Europe: Did It Ever Truly Leave?

Allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the British Labour Party have prompted a criminal investigation. There are 45 incidents involving high-level party members and hate speech targeting Britain’s Jewish community and insinuating the need for ethnic cleansing or genocide. The accusations are not without pretext, as Labour Party leader Jeremy […]


The Global Refugee Crisis And The Call To Open Up Borders

In today’s conflict-riddled atmosphere and increasing instances of natural disaster’s, as a result of climate change, the world is undergoing the largest global refugee crisis in its history. According to Oxfam, more than 65 million people have fled their homes in wake of varying threats to their safety. Of this […]


5th School Shooting Of The Year In Russia Indicates That The Issue Is Bigger Than The U.S.

On October 17th an 18-year-old student of the Kerch technical college, a vocational school in Crimea, conducted a mass shooting with a hunting gun and detonated an improvised explosive device on the college’s campus, killing 20 and injuring at least 50 more students, before killing himself. This shooting marks the […]


Malaysian Government To Abolish Death Penalty

The Malaysian government has announced that it will be tabling a bill to abolish the death penalty for all crimes. This will apply to the 1,200 people awaiting executions, set to be hung for crimes including murder, drug trafficking, treason, kidnapping, and acts of terror. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind […]


The End Of An Era: UN Terminates Historic Treaty Of Amity

The United States has lost in a United Nations court-ruling against Iran, which will result in the termination of a long-lived treaty between the two countries. For years, the United States has imposed heavy sanctions on Iran citing its nuclear weapons program as the reasoning behind this. Recently, the American […]