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New Wave Of Ethnic Violence Strikes In Nigeria

Dozens of Nigerians were killed over the course of several days this past week during targeted attacks against non-Muslim minorities. On July 19th and 20th, attacks were made by radical Muslims of Fulani ethnicity in southern Kaduna. A few days later, the attacks repeated, this time targeting the small village […]

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Rise In Domestic Violence Worldwide Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

The UN has described the rise in domestic violence globally seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as ‘unprecedented’ and a ‘shadow pandemic’.  Lockdowns implemented in many countries have left women confined and isolated, making it difficult for them to report or escape domestic violence. The added stresses, tensions […]


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 […]


Melting Point: The Complications Of The Melting Arctic Ocean

Responding to climate change has been at the top of much of the world’s to-do list lately, particularly that of the United Nations after their Climate Change Summit in September. However, a different approach to climate change is also growing in relevance: members of the Arctic Council— Scandinavian nations, Denmark […]


Climate Change, Conflict, And COVID-19: Civilians Are Bearing The Brunt Around The Lake Chad Basin

A sequence of climate change and conflict is having an increasingly devastating effect on the livelihoods and security of innocent civilians living around the Lake Chad Basin. This region’s fragile state of living has been further exacerbated by the impact of preventative measures taken against COVID-19. Some commentators have described […]


Bosnia Marks 25th Anniversary Of Srebrenica Genocide

11th July this year marked the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide that took place during the Bosnian war. The genocide was the worst tragedy in Europe since World War II. A memorial service took place just outside Srebrenica, where the remains of nine recently discovered bodies from the mass […]


Syria’s Harsh Winters Require Dwellings That Can Brave Sub-Zero Temperatures

Fleeing from violence, many internally displaced Syrians face an unforgiving climate. Syria’s civil war has been fought through eight winters where sub-zero temperatures are common. In these conditions, many Syrians have frozen to death. Aid organizations are working to build more suitable living conditions to brave the environment. However, organizations […]


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Beijing’s National Security Law In Hong Kong: Will Pro-Democracy Protest Be Possible?

On June 30th, a national security law devised by state officials in Beijing under the President Xi Jinping administration was passed in Hong Kong. For years, Hong Kong has resided in an uncertain state, mainly due to its semiautonomous existence and relationship to the Chinese Communist Party. The territory’s access […]


North Korea Withdraws From Added Military Pressure On The South

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea, has decided to suspend its plans to increase military pressure on its southern neighbor, the Republic of Korea, as ties between the two countries have deteriorated since early June.  The decision comes after a meeting between Supreme Leader Kim […]


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 […]


Kosovo’s President Thaçi Indicted For War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

The Specialist Prosecutor’s Office of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) announced on June 24th that it is indicting the current Kosovan President, Hashim Thaçi, for war crimes. These allegations follow the KSC’s four-year investigation into potential war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by President Thaçi, and other prominent political […]


U.N. Rights Body To Examine U.S. Systemic Racism And Police Brutality

As of June 15, 2020, The U.N. Human Rights Council will be following a request by Burkina Faso on behalf of 54 African nations to examine the U.S.’s “systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests,” in response to the killing of George Floyd.  The request specifically cited the […]