Author: Zac Williams

France In The Sahel: A Help Or A Hindrance?

The Sahel region of West and Central Africa is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of violence and forced displacement perpetrated by militant groups loosely associated with Islamic State and Al Qaeda. According to Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel,

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The Failed Silencing Of Anti-Citizenship Law Protests In India

Last week Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India pushed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) through parliament and consequently ignited nationwide protests that have often turned violent, leaving at least 20 dead according to the BBC. The CAA provides for granting of Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, and

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The Underpinnings Of Governance Crises In Latin America

From leftist populism to market-orientated liberalism, governments of each type have been plagued by incompetence, corruption, and a failure to meet social demands, resulting in the recent civil unrest in Latin America. This article will look specifically at Chile and Bolivia, both of which are experiencing mass protests, while functioning

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IMF’s Economic Outlook: Regional Inequality And Weak Global Growth

The International Monetary Fund has stated that the global economy is facing a synchronized slowdown, and has accordingly reduced its growth projections to just 3 percent, the slowest pace of economic expansion since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.  This is occurring in the context of weakening industrial production, escalating

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Forced Repatriation Of Burundi Refugees In Tanzania Imminent

According to Amnesty International, the involuntary repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania could begin as soon as the second week of September, as stated on a bilateral agreement signed on the 24th of August by Tanzania’s Minister for Home Affairs Kangi Lugola and Burundi’s Minister of Interior Pascal Barandagiye.  Since

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The Belt And Road Initiative And The Promise Of Development: Economic Empowerment, Debt-Trap Diplomacy And Security Risks

In September 2013, during a visit to Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan, President Xi Jinping of China spoke of an initiative that would “open the strategic regional thoroughfare from the Pacific Ocean to the Baltic Sea, and gradually move toward the set-up of a network of transportation that connects Eastern, Western

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Intensifying Tensions In Yemen: A Civil War Within A Civil War

The internationally recognized government of Yemen has acknowledged defeat in the port city of Aden. According to SBS, the clashes left around 40 people dead and threaten to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Subsequently, the Saudi Arabian led coalition fighting in Yemen has requested an immediate ceasefire, they called

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The INF Treaty Is Dead

On 8th December 1987, Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev of the United States and Soviet Union signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). This was significant as it marked the first time the superpowers had agreed to reduce their nuclear arsenals, eliminate an entire category of nuclear weapons, and utilize

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Ethics Report Details Cases Of Abuse Carried Out By UNRWA Leadership

It has emerged that officials at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), have engaged in “nepotism, retaliation, discrimination and other abuses of authority for personal gain, to suppress legitimate dissent and to otherwise achieve their personal objectives,” according to the Guardian.

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West Papuan Independence And The Australian Perspective

The West Papuan independence movement has been ongoing for more than half a century. Since the 1962-1963 Indonesian takeover of West Papuan territory, West Papuans have endured political and social persecution, without any substantial help from the international community. This piece will look specifically at the relationship between West Papua

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Republika Srpska Withdraws Plans For A Controversial Reservist Police Force In Bosnia And Herzegovina

The Serb-dominated entity of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina has announced a withdrawal of plans to establish a new reservist police force amid concerns over the historical context of reservist forces in the country and widespread criticism from Bosnian Muslims and Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Western allies.  During the Bosnian

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