Current Events


Do The Democrats Offer Any Real Change To America’s Foreign Policy?

We know Trump’s foreign and military policy is not going to ensure world peace, but do his potential rivals inspire hope? Below is a rough outline of two of the main Democratic candidates, who generally represent the views of all candidates, one being Obama -era orthodoxy and the other, new […]

Do The Democrats Offer Any Real Change To America's Foreign Policy?

Joaquin Phoenix gives a powerful speech after winning Best Actor Oscar with the movie “Joker”

Joaquin Phoenix gives a powerful speech after winning Best Actor Oscar with the movie “Joker”

Last Sunday, Joaquin Phoenix won his first Oscar as Best Actor for his interpretation of the title character, Joker in the film by Todd Phillips. Joker is an extraordinary film that makes visible the importance of mental health and brings awareness about it. Joaquin Phoenix did a brilliant interpretation of […]


Coronavirus And The Changing Face Of Hong Kong Protests

Protests have been raging across Hong Kong for nearly a year. While the protests started in February as a response to the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, which would allow the extradition of criminals to countries like China, the central goals of […]

Human Rights Watch Executive Denied Entry Into Hong Kong

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

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 […]


Israel Lobbies US To Recognise Moroccan Sovereignty In Western Sahara

Israel is pushing for the U.S. to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara territory in exchange for the normalisation of Moroccan-Israeli relations. The proposed trilateral agreement has been under consideration since at least September 2018, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser […]

Israel Lobbies US To Recognise Moroccan Sovereignty In Western Sahara

Acquitted, But Tarnished: Trump’s Impeachment Foreshadows A Dire Political Year For America

Acquitted, But Tarnished: Trump’s Impeachment Foreshadows A Dire Political Year For America

On February 5, 2020, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump came to an expected end in acquittal.  While Senator Mitt Romney shocked the Republican Party by voting for removal based on abuse of power, this outcome projects a bitter year for the American political scene in another election cycle. […]


Military Doctors Deployed to Wuhan To Combat Deadly Coronavirus

On 2 February 2020, the death of an infected Wuhan resident abroad in the Philippines has come as a shock to the entire world, marking the first officially confirmed death caused by coronavirus outside of China, CNN reports. On 4 February 2020, a 39 year old man from Hong Kong […]

Military Doctors Deployed to Wuhan To Combat Deadly Coronavirus

African Democracy Boosted As 2019 Malawian Election Is Annulled

African Democracy Boosted As 2019 Malawian Election Is Annulled

The results of Malawi’s May 2019 presidential vote, which saw Peter Mutharika re-elected for a second term, was annulled by Malawi’s Constitutional Court on Monday, February 3. A panel of five judges ruled that the elections results were mired with a substantial amount of fraud and malpractice. The panel found […]


Iraq Elects New Prime Minister

The political turmoil of Iraq entered a new stage of protests on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 as the Iraqi president appointed Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi to the role of Prime Minister. This appointment was met with anger and frustration by the now veteran protesters, who have occupied several large squares in […]

Iraq Elects New Prime Minister

The Pointlessness Of Terrorist Assassinations

The Pointlessness Of Terrorist Assassinations

On 6 February 2020, the White House confirmed the death of Qassim al-Rimi, one of the earliest founders of al-Qaeda and leader of the group’s affiliate in Yemen. It was no surprise that the Trump administration ordered the airstrike. The was simply the next assassination in a line of Middle […]