Reports


Riots In Ireland And Their Consequences

On November 24th in Dublin, chaos and violence erupted in O’Connell Street, the central thoroughfare of the Irish capital. The incident resulted in over 30 arrests, three children being stabbed, and a police officer sustaining a severe injury. The evening of the notorious Black Friday was devastating for the citizens

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Urgent Call for Action in Haiti’s Unfolding Turmoil

The humanitarian situation in Haiti, plagued by an extended political crisis, is deteriorating. With a population of around 11 million, the country is in disarray as a result of a confluence of problems, including gang violence, political unrest, lack of food, and a broken legal system. Mass displacements brought on

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Two Nigerian boys, photographed against a gray sky. One wears a striped polo with green sun- and flower-printed fabric draped over his shoulders. The other wears a sports jersey and a red hat and carries wood over his head.

Unsustainable Demographics In Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest and most populous country in Africa, and the seventh largest in the world,  and it currently has a population of 215 million. Available reports expect this number to nearly double by 2050, when the population will be approximately 400 million. The population growth rate of the

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More Than A Goldmine: Trade Partners Must Prioritise Sustainability In The Global Race For Africa’s Rare Earth Metals

With developed global economies pushing for ever more digitisation, technological innovation and energy sustainability, there is one commodity for which demand has increased exponentially: rare earth metals (REMs). These raw materials are an indispensable component in the production of high-tech and low-carbon products that are essential to the growth that

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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Indonesia Accepts Rohingya Refugees Leaving Bangladesh

The National Refugee Task Force of Indonesia announced it would allow Rohingya refugees to stay in the country on December 10th, 2023. The Rohingya people are from Myanmar, but the government does not allow the Rohingya to be citizens of the country, and thousands of Rohingya have been killed in

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Panama’s Victory Against Mining

Panama is a country rich in natural resources, especially gold and copper. However, these resources have also attracted the interest of foreign mining companies, who have sought to exploit them with little regard for the environmental and social impacts of their activities. One of the most controversial mining projects in

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Barcelona Dockers Refuse to Handle Military Material Amid Gaza War

   The Barcelona port stevedores’ union has refused to load and unload any military material amid the war in Gaza and urged the protection of civilian populations in areas of conflict, following a similar move by Belgian transport unions last week. The decision is mostly symbolic and seeks to encourage

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The Conflict Between Israel And Hamas: An Overview

Context and Background of the Conflict  On October 7th, 2023, Hamas-led gunmen carried out three incidents of deliberate killing of Israeli civilians, and about 1,200 people died. Following the October 7 massacres, Israel responded with thousands of airstrikes on Gaza, killing thousands of people, including hundreds of children, according to

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Depleted Uranium In Ukraine

It was in September 2023 that the United States announced it would be joining the UK in supplying depleted uranium (DU) munitions to Ukraine to be used in its ongoing war with Russia. With the UN Environment Programs (UNEP) 2022 report stating it was concerned about possible DU use in

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Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions: Between Aspirations And Humanitarian Struggles

As the international community tackles pressing issues, Iran finds itself at the centre of dual challenges—nuclear ambitions and humanitarian struggles. The intricacies of Iran’s pursuit of nuclear enrichment capabilities intertwine with the humanitarian crisis exacerbated by economic sanctions. Iran’s pursuit of nuclear capabilities and the resulting international responses create a

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In Britain, The Right To Protest Is Under Threat

Over recent months and in the very heart of London, hundreds of activists been arrested following protests. For example, a retiree faces up to two years in prison for holding a sign outside a courthouse reminding jurors of their right to acquit defendants. Similarly, an engineer has received a three-year

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The Fall Of The Republic Of Artsakh

On September 19th, Azerbaijan launched an intense military offensive in the contested Nagorno – Karabakh region, which killed over 200 ethnic Armenians and dozens of Azerbaijanis. After just 24 hours of fighting, a ceasefire was agreed upon between Armenian forces and the Azerbaijani military. According to the Council on Foreign

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