Crisis Index


The Venezuelan Crisis Cannot Be Forgotten, As Its Hope Lies In International Intervention

The international community stood valiantly with Venezuela after socialist President Nicolás Maduro took office in 2015 and demanded the restoration of democratic rule. In recent years, however, the South American country has been crippled with soaring hyperinflation, electricity black-outs, and food shortages. Over 4.5 million Venezuelans have sought to live […]


Israel’s Annexation Of The West Bank – Will It Still Happen?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation deadline of July 1st came and went, having not received the green light from the U.S. administration. In January, President Trump announced a ‘deal of the century’, a Middle East peace plan that Palestinians deem to be constructed on Netanyahu’s desk. The […]


The Easing Of Anti-Islamist Laws In Sudan: The Start Of Something New?

Large groups of pro-Sharia supporters have taken to Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, to protest recent governmental reforms they deem as “anti-Islamist.” Such reforms include allowing non-Muslims, who make up an estimated 3% in Sudan, to consume alcohol, scrapping the apostasy law and public flogging. The reforms come after the religiously conservative […]


Turkey Finds A Ceasefire In Libya Increasingly Unlikely As Haftar Continues His Assault On Tripoli

Since the death of Qaddafi in 2011 Libya has been a wasteland of tribal warfare, all vying for control of the country’s government and their vast oil reserves. The internationally recognized government also known as the Government of National Accord (GNA) have been particularly at odds with Khalifa Haftar and […]


Soldiers Implicated in Gang Rape of Indigenous Colombian Girl

On June 23, Colombian Attorney General Francisco Barbosa announced charges against seven soldiers for the gang rape of a 13-year-old indigenous girl. According to Lejandrina Pastor, an advisor to the Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia (ONIC), the girl is a member of the Emberá people, an indigenous group highlighted by […]


A New Approach To Conflict Resolution In Somalia

Five people are dead, and 10 have been injured from a land mine detonated in a restaurant in Baidoa on July 4th. This has happened after al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing carried out last month on a Turkish military base in Mogadishu. An armed vehicle sped through a […]


Did Trump Know About Russia And Taliban? What Does That Mean For The Peace Deal?

On June 26th, the New York Times published a report saying U.S. Intelligence and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted the administration in January on the Russian plot to pay bounties on American soldiers. However, the White House and the Director of National Intelligence denied allegations of being informed of […]


Israel To Delay Annexation Of West Bank

Israel’s annexation of the West Bank, a process that was expected to begin on July 1st, has been delayed. Under the coalition agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former military chief of staff Benny Gantz, Mr. Netanyahu was allowed to start annexation as long as the move had the […]


UN Calls For An Increase In Financial Aid, As Syria Faces Potential Mass Starvation

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that food scarcity in Syria will cause either mass starvation or mass migration unless further financial aid is made available. The announcement came in the run-up to the fourth Brussels conference (a major fundraising event), which will meet virtually on the 30th […]


ASEAN Faces Pressure After Indonesian Fishermen Rescue Rohingya Refugees At Sea

On Thursday, June 25, Indonesian fishermen pulled 94 Rohingyas, including 30 children, to shore with the aid of maritime officials from Sumatra Island. Local authorities in the Indonesian province of Aceh had initially refused to take in those who were floating out at sea for five months, citing fears that […]


UNESCO World Heritage Site Under Fire in Yemen

Earlier this month, The Southern Transitional Council (STC) captured the remote Island of Socotra, 350 miles east of Somalia. The ancient island is the largest of four islands in the archipelago corridor of Yemen, famed for  unparalleled biodiversity and mystical landscape. Socotra is referenced in several historical texts – including […]


Tension Between Fallacy And Truth: The Case Of MP Rebecca Long-Bailey’s Departure From The Labour Party In British Politics

On June 25th, the U.K. Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, was requested to step down from her position by the leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer. Long-Bailey had retweeted an interview with British actress Maxine Peak on Twitter that included a statement claiming that tactics used by U.S. police forces […]


U.S. Tightens Syrian Sanctions Through The Caesar Act

In a sweeping move earlier this week, the United States officially imposed a new round of sanctions on the Syrian government—effectively cutting off the already war-torn country from the world economy. The legislation that made this possible, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, was named in honour of a Syrian […]


Civil War, Starvation, And COVID-19: Yemen’s Fate Now Heavily Dependent On Its Local Proxies

UNICEF has reported the crisis in Yemen to be the worst humanitarian crisis across the globe, with over 80 percent of its population, or 24 million people, in need of humanitarian aid. Yemen’s situation is complex, leaving the country trapped by several external forces that stifle its ability to recover. […]


The U.S.-Israeli Relationship Under President Trump: Settler Colonial Expansion Enforced By Collaborative Practices In Police-State Violence

From the 1st of July, plans to annex illegal Israeli territories in occupied Palestine – including the Golan Heights and parts of the West Bank – are intended to go ahead in coordination with U.S. support under the Trump administration. The Israeli Minister of Settlement Affairs, Tzipi Hotovely, recently announced […]


Peace To Prosperity: Netanyahu Moves To Annex The West Bank

“We don’t know what are the plans regarding the rights of the Palestinians residing in these territories,” said Tamar Hermann, a public opinion analyst at the Israel Democracy Institute. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is maintaining the timeline to annex parts of the West Bank and thus expand Israel’s sovereignty over […]


Military Drones: Geopolitical Toys Or The Replacement For Boots On The Ground?

When one thinks of drones, images of an American MQ-9 Reaper drone flying over somewhere in the Middle East are often the first to appear in one’s mind. The reality is that the global market for defence drones is far wider-reaching. Last week, I wrote about the Trump administration’s push […]