Myanmar Sued For Rohingya Genocide In ICJ’s First Humanitarian Crisis Lawsuit

On November 13, civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlang along with several other top Myanmar officials faced first legal action over the Rohingya crisis. The International Criminal Court has approved a full investigation of crimes against the Rohingya minority, according to Reuters from the […]

Analysis Of Canada’s Arms Trade With Saudi Arabia

(Written in the POV of Global Affairs Canada) The Department of Global Affairs Canada under North America, Trade Policy and Negotiations (TND) has prepared the following paper in order to discuss how best to move forward with Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia. This issue is important because it gained […]

Mass Anti-Government Protests In Iraq Continue To Flare Up

On last Sunday night, a surge of resentment among anti-government protesters led to an attack on the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Karbala as they perceived Iran to have interfered in Iraq’s domestic affairs. Demonstrators set up barriers surrounding the consulate wall and spray-painted “Karbala is free, Iran […]

Turkey Backing Jihadist Militias

The offensive perpetrated by the Turkish Military Forces against the Kurdish Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) launched on 9 October 2019 has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in the region and given extensive support to Islamic militias. Since this invasion, various news organizations have reported that the Turkish effort to create a […]

Protester Death Toll Rising In Iraq

Since October 1st the death toll of protesters in Iraq has risen to an estimated 300 people over the past few weeks, and continues to rise. In addition to 300 casualties, over 15,000 people have been injured as a result of the relentless and violent attacks from the Iraqi security […]

Xinhua Attack: Hong Kong’s Fight For Freedom

On November 2nd, 2019, the Xinhua News Agency was stormed by protestors in the Wan Chai neighborhood of Hong Kong. According to TIME magazine, “they [the protestors] smashed its [Xinhua] glass door entrance and windows, splashed red ink, sprayed graffiti and set a small fire in the office lobby. Saturday […]

Thailand’s Malay-Muslims: Otherness And Conflict In The ‘Deep South’

Last Tuesday, two security checkpoints were attacked by militants in Yala province, Southern Thailand, killing 15 people. These attacks, executed by the Barisan Revolusi Nacional-Koordinasi (BRN-C), a Malay-Muslim secessionist organization, form part of a larger insurgency which has claimed 7,000 victims since 2004. Attacks by pro-secessionist organizations have become commonplace […]

Masked Gunmen Open Fire On Protesters In Karbala

On Tuesday, masked gunmen opened fire on Iraqi protesters in the Shia stronghold of Karbala. The incident took place in the city’s Education Square, where protesters had set up tents. According to security officials, the attack—one of the single deadliest attacks on protesters in the current wave of anti-government demonstrations […]

Nuclear Deal Crumbles Further As Iran Launches New Centrifuges

The Iranian government has announced that it is now operating twice as many advanced centrifuges and has claimed the move is a direct response to the U.S.’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal last year and reimposition of sanctions. Such centrifuges are vital to the production of enriched uranium and will […]

Iraq Declares Curfew Amid Ongoing Mass Anti-Government Protests

In the last week, Iraqi security forces have established a curfew from midnight to 6am until further notice in response to the surge of anti-government protests. These protests and the violent response to them have broken the two-year streak of Iraq’s relative stability. Prior to these two years, Iraq had […]