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The G-7 Summit’s Nuclear Disarmament Plan – Or Lack Thereof

The G-7 summit, an annual gathering of leaders from seven prominent industrial nations, took place in Hiroshima from 19–21 May. The Japanese Prime Minister, who hosted this year’s meeting, invited the leaders from each member state to Japan, welcoming the heads of government from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the United

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General Prayuth Chan-ocha, photographed in military uniform in 2016.

Thai Opposition Parties Win Big – But There’s Still More To Go

In last week’s general election, the Move Forward and Pheu Thai parties – the main liberal opposition to the conservative and military-backed United Thai Nation and Palang Pracharath (UNTP) Party – won 152 and 141 seats respectively in Thailand’s House of Representatives. But while the opposition parties have won a

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The Challenges Of A Sustainable Peace Agreement In Eastern DRC

North Kivu is a province in North-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which is blessed with rich minerals but cursed with perpetual deadly conflicts and victim to a deadly movement, the M23, a rebel group that has been terrorizing the region for decades now. Although the rebel group went dormant for

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Stakes Of The Ethiopia-Tigray Peace Agreement

The two year long war that began in November 2020 in Ethiopia’s Tigrayan region may have killed as many as 600,000 civilians, says African Union envoy Olusegun Obasanjo. It also displaced one million civilians who are now in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Thanks to mediation efforts from the United

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Sudan: Negotiations And Peace At The Heart Of A Power Struggle

Sudan’s ongoing fight for democracy, civil rights and peace has been at the beating heart of a 30-year-long dictatorship, a successful civilian-led revolution (2019), and a military takeover (2021). This unbridled fight, however, is now stuck in the crosshairs of a war between two generals. As the amount of people

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President Kais Saied, photographed against a marble arch.

Renegotiating Tunisia’s Arab Spring: The Kais Syndrome

This month, Tunisian authorities banned meetings at all offices of the opposition Enahda Party while police closed the headquarters of the Salvation Front main opposition coalition, according to Party and official resources. This is part of a series of authoritarian crackdowns by Tunisian president Kais Saied – one which many feel

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Western Sahara Conflict Continues As Algeria Supports Polisario Front

The 36th African Union (A.U.) summit occurred in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on February 18th-19th, 2023. The Sahara Press Service reported that at the summit, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced his support for a referendum that would allow voters in Western Sahara to decide if the region should become independent from

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Elections in Kazakhstan: Navigating the Challenges of Change

Early elections for the Majilis (the lower house of parliament) and the Maslikhats (the local legislative body) were conducted in Kazakhstan on March 19, 2023, as part of a national reform program that began after the country overcame its internal political crisis in January 2022. A new voting system was

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China’s Military Crescendo: A Thucydides Trap?

When Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned during a speech in 2014  that “we all need to work together to avoid the Thucydides Trap”, many wondered about the extent to which China would adhere to its own exhortation. This weekend, China announced at its annual ‘Two Sessions’ of the National People’s

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A Forgotten War: The Devastating Human Rights Crisis In Yemen

Yemen’s crisis is one of the many human rights emergencies the world is dealing with in our modern society. Yemen has been involved in a terrible conflict for more than eight years, leading to numerous human rights breaches. The Civil War started in 2014 and it sees Houthi rebels fighting

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