Trevor Richardson

About Trevor Richardson

International Studies graduate from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Specialization in Eastern European politics and history as well as international relations in Post-Soviet Space.

U.S. Pulls Troops Out Of Germany In Unprecedented Move

The United States recently announced that it would be pulling 12,000 military personnel out of Germany. This would be a nearly 25% reduction in the number of troops stationed within the country, which has been a host to a Western military presence since the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945. […]

India’s Neighbourly Rows

Twenty Indian Army soldiers were killed recently in clashes with the Chinese Military. The confrontation took place in the Ladakh region, a mountainous area that straddles the border between India and Tibet. The skirmish reportedly broke out because of construction along the contested border. The Chinese side also suffered an […]

Libya’s Government Wins The Day In Tripoli, But A Larger Conflict Remains

The forces of the military-dictator Khalifa Haftar retreated from the town of Tarhuna last Thursday, their last stronghold in the Western reaches of Libya. With it comes the end of the fifteen month siege of the Libyan Capital of Tripoli where the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) is based. […]

Germany Puts Syrian Defectors On Trial For Torture, But War Crimes Continue To Occur

Germany has announced that it will be putting two Syrian defectors on trial for charges of torture. The two defendants, Anwar Raslan and Eyad al-Gharib, both worked for the brutal intelligence services of the Assad Regime before defecting and seeking asylum in Germany. Syrian refugees in Germany informed local police […]

U.S. Sanctions Push Iran To The Brink Of Humanitarian Disaster Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced new sanctions against Iran following an attack in Taji, Iraq, that resulted in the deaths of two American service members. The sanctions are intended to target several individuals who are vital to the petrochemical industry in Iran but were met with widespread condemnation […]

Putin Set To Become President For Life After Parliament Approves Amendment

Russia’s State Duma recently approved a law that would reset the term-limits for Vladimir Putin. The amendment was proposed by Valentina Tereshkova, a member of Putin’s United Russia party as well as the first woman in space, and would essentially allow him to stay in office until 2036. The amendment […]

US Lawmakers Butt Heads With White House Over Potential Troop Withdrawal In Africa

US Lawmakers are reportedly moving to introduce legislation that would prevent the removal or reduction of troops in Africa. The Trump administration has been conducting a review of the US military presence there since December and there are widespread fears in Congress that the removal of troops could have a […]

Al-Bashir May Finally Face Justice For Crimes Against Humanity

The Government of Sudan recently announced that it was willing to hand over former President Omar Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. Should this happen, Bashir will most likely be put on trial, with a high likelihood of conviction. The ICC accused Bashir of committing crimes against humanity in 2009 […]

Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Yemen As Civil-War Rages On

Qasim al-Raymi, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in Yemen last month by a Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) airstrike. This comes as a serious blow to Al Qaeda operations in the region. Al-Raymi has led the branch since 2015 and is linked to several deadly […]

Hackers Working For Turkey’s Interests Believed To Be Behind Recent Cyber Attacks

The governments of various countries in Europe and the Middle East were targeted in a cyber attack last week. Hackers targeted a variety of organizations and individuals, such as foreign embassies, public services, and government email services. Officials from Greece and Cyprus, as well as Iraq’s national security advisor are […]

Iranian Leaders Under Pressure From Within And Without Following Downing Of Ukrainian Airlines Flight

Iranian leaders have been under increasing pressure following the downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752. The flight departed shortly after 6:00 AM from Tehran International Airport on 8 January and was struck by Iranian missiles two minutes after departure, killing all 176 of its passengers. Many of the victims were […]

Thousands Rally Against Discriminatory Law As Indian Government Clamps Down On Dissent

Several hundred students were injured recently after police stormed the Jamia Millia Campus in New Delhi and assaulted residents there. Police reportedly entered the campus by force, using batons and tear gas once inside. This comes as part of a wider series of clashes across India as citizens protest the […]