Tess Brennan

About Tess Brennan

Currently a first year graduate student at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York. Pursuing a Master of Arts in International Affairs and Global Justice. Graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Political Science.

Three Indian Engineers Released In Taliban Prisoner Swap

On Monday, a source from the Afghan government confirmed that a prisoner swap had taken place between the Afghan government and the Taliban. According to numerous reports, the Afghan government released eleven Taliban members in exchange for three Indian engineers. The engineers were among seven kidnapped by the Taliban in […]

International Atomic Energy Agency Confirms Iran Is Installing New Centrifuges

On Monday, 9 September, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran has begun installing new centrifuges. This report, verified by inspectors from the UN atomic watchdog, quickly sparked concern around the globe. This is not the first time Iran has caused concern over their nuclear activities. Since the United […]

Johnson & Johnson To Pay $572 Million In Landmark Opioid Crisis Trial 1

On Monday, Judge Thad Balkman of the Cleveland District Court delivered the ruling in a landmark trial against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. The state of Oklahoma, originally seeking $17 billion from the company, was awarded $572 million dollars (New York Times). In his ruling, Judge Balkman stated that Johnson […]

General Shavendra Silva Appointed Commander Of Sri Lankan Army Despite Accusations Of War Crimes

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the Sri Lankan Army on Monday, despite accusations that he has in the past committed war crimes and human rights abuses. The announcement came on Monday and was instantly met with international opposition. The accusations surround Silva’s actions as leader […]

Matteo Salvini’s Election Hopes Are Met With Opposition 1

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Italian party Lega Nord, has called for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Salvini’s hope is to force a collapse of the current government and trigger early elections. U.S. News reports that party leaders met on Monday, August 12th […]

Shia Group Banned In Nigeria After Deadly Clashes With Police

On 28 July, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced a court ruling to ban the Muslim group Shia Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Thousands of IMN followers gathered at a protest rally in the capital city Abuja on Monday. There, protestors called for proper medical treatment for their detained leader, Sheik […]