Zaryab Makhdoom


About Zaryab Makhdoom

MSc from SOAS, University of London in Globalisation and Development. Undergraduate from Richmond, The American University in London, BA in International Relations with minors in Political Science and Philosophy. Correspondent at OWP particularly interested in international development, security and diplomacy.

The Covid-19 Pandemic Should Be Understood As A Health, Humanitarian And Development Emergency

The coronavirus pandemic should not only be understood as a health emergency, but also a humanitarian and developmental one as well. United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammad emphasizes, “these emergencies are compounding existing inequalities… In advanced economies, we’re seeing higher rates of mortality among already marginalized groups. And in developing […]


Elections In Poland: Controversy And Outrage During A Global Pandemic

Poland’s first ever all-postal presidential election is scheduled to be carried out in the next 7 days, amidst the worst global pandemic of our lifetimes. Governing bodies around the world have called to suspend the controversial elections that have been planned for May 10th, with many accusing incumbent President Andrzej […]


Stuck Between A Global Pandemic And A Militarized State: Internet Restrictions In Kashmir

After a seven-month communications blackout was lifted, the citizens of the Indian administered region of Jammu and Kashmir see their daily life suspended yet again due to the global coronavirus outbreak. No strangers to a lockdown, the residents are now faced with managing the COVID-19 pandemic in a unique circumstance. […]


30 Million People In Lockdown: Nigerian Government Issues Sweeping Restrictions In Major Cities 1

Nearly four weeks after sub-Saharan Africa’s first COVID-19 case, the coronavirus has managed to halt yet another commercial hub. This time it is Nigeria, which has had to take unprecedented measures in order to combat this global pandemic. The lock-down in the continent’s most populous country began on Monday night […]