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Iran Seizes Third Oil Tanker In A Month

Iran seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf claiming it was smuggling fuel to Arab states. According to Iranian news agency ISNA, the vessel was intercepted Wednesday night by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s 2nd Marine Corps. Iran’s state media Press TV reported that the vessel had seven crew […]


United States Withdraws From Historic Arms Control Treaty

On Friday, August 2, the United States formally withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The U.S. signalled its intention to withdraw earlier this year, citing Russian non-compliance to its terms. Russian officials deny these accusations and have instead accused the US of withdrawing to further its own […]


U.S. Withdrawal From INF Treaty Signals A Changing Nuclear Order

On Friday, August 2, the U.S. withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). The Treaty prohibits the acquisition of ground launched missiles with a range of 500-1500 kilometers. The move came amidst concerns that Russia was no longer complying with the treaty. President Trump has also raised the […]


U.S. To Deploy Troops To Saudi Arabia Among High Tensions In The Gulf

The United States has authorized the deployment of troops to Saudi Arabia among high tensions in the Gulf. According to Al Jazeera, the Pentagon has stated that the move would provide an additional deterrent in the face of emergent, credible threats in the region. The decision was prompted by increased […]


Japan-South Korea Tension Overview So Far

On July 5th, Japan’s prime minister imposed new restrictions on exports that could hit South Korea’s tech industry. The limitation of the export products has caused a lot of issues in the relationship between the two countries. South Korea also responded with multiples restrictions which had gotten the public to […]


Looking To The Future: The ‘New Space Race’

Space has a remarkable power to bring people together. Throughout history, civilizations and peoples have looked to the night sky and used it for a number of reasons. In 2019, everyone celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings. Estimated to have been watched by 600 million people worldwide, […]


ICE Raids Nationwide – How These Sweeps Are Affecting The U.S.

President Trump has announced earlier this month that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency plans to conduct raids targeting immigrants with the intent of returning them to their country of origin. Beginning in ten major cities including Miami, Denver, Houston, and Los Angeles, Trump’s hope is to use these […]


UK Suspends Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia: Australia to Follow?

On June 21st, the British government’s transfer of weapons to Saudi Arabia was deemed unlawful by the UK Court of Appeal. The transfer was deemed unlawful as a result of neglect on the government’s behalf to assess the past conduct of the recipient of the export, in particular Saudi Arabia’s […]


U.S. Federal Government To Execute Prisoners For First Time In Nearly Two Decades

U.S. Attorney General William Barr has directed the Federal Bureau for Prisons (BOP) to adopt protocols that will immediately reinstate the ability of the federal government to carry out the death penalty. Consequently, Barr has also directed the BOP to schedule the execution of five death-row inmates who he considered […]