Public Outcry Over Government’s Decision to Withhold Russia Interference Report

This week a wide range of political actors have decried the UK Government’s decision to withhold a report pertaining to Russian interference in British politics. The report, carried out by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), was finalised on 17 October, but is yet to be released. Understandably, public outcry […]


Iranian Protests Occur After Rise In Petrol Prices

Demonstrations have occurred in numerous Iranian cities following a 50% increase in the price of petrol, a decision which has highlighted the worsening economic conditions facing the country due to US imposed sanctions. According to the BBC, protests occurred in many major cities, including the capital Tehran. Two people were […]


In Attempt To Improve Peace Efforts, U.S., South Korea Postpone Military Drills

On Sunday 17 November, the United States and South Korea announced that they would be postponing upcoming joint military drills. Representatives from the two nations hope that doing so will bolster peace efforts in the region. However, the move has already been criticized, with many commentators concerned that the Trump […]


Zimbabwe Faces Worst Drought In 40 years: 3.58 Million People At Risk Of Starvation

New findings released by the World Food Programme (WFP) Report on 14th November 2019 have revealed that 3.58 million rural people in Zimbabwe, 38% of the population, are facing emergency levels of food insecurity and starvation. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation have been causing disease outbreaks, such as […]


Iran Defies Nuclear Deal To Enrich Uranium

Recently, Iran declared its intention to enrich uranium in response to the re-imposing of US sanctions aimed at crippling Iran’s oil trade. According to Al Jazeera, Iran President Hassan Rouhani said Iran began to step back their nuclear commitment following a year of US withdrawal to give time for other […]


As Protests Sweep The Globe, The Yellow Vest Movement Turns One Year Old

Today, 17 November, marks the one-year anniversary of the French Yellow Vests movement. To celebrate the occasion, another weekend of protests dubbed ‘Act 53’ has commenced with media reporting that the Place d’Italie, a public square in Paris, has been transformed into a skirmish ground. Elsewhere in Paris, protestors defied […]


The Role Of Climate Change In Devastating Venice Floods

Amidst the eerie scenes coming out of Venice this week after the lagoon city saw its worst flooding since 1966, there is a much more sobering reality at play. The city’s mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, points to climate change as one of the many factors that have led to this destruction. […]


Long-standing Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Weeks Of Protest

Long-standing Bolivian president Evo Morales announced his resignation on Sunday in an effort to encourage peace and stability following weeks of protests against his re-election. Protesters have accused the president of committing election fraud in the country’s most recent election, and the military formally asked the president to step down […]


Burkina Faso Continues To Struggle With Islamist Insurgent Groups

Burkina Faso lived one of the worst episodes of violence in recent years on Wednesday November 6th, when 37 people were killed and more than 60 wounded in an ambush attack in the East of the country. Armed men opened fire on a convoy carrying workers for the Canadian mining […]


Filling The Political Vacuum In Bolivia: Morales’ Resignation

Bolivia is facing a political crisis following Evo Morales’ resignation on Sunday. The United States has backed the self-declared interim leader Jeanine Anez in Morales’ place, and Morales has expressed his adamant displeasure. Speaking on Wednesday from his refuge in Mexico where he has been given political asylum, Morales announced […]