[Opinion] Mosul Dam, in Iraq, once built to stand as a hallmark of Saddam Hussein’s regime, is in a position of ever-increasing precariousness, risking the lives of as many as one million Iraqi people with it. Advertisements
Opinion-based articles and discussion of the ongoing events and news stories occurring around the world. These articles are longer in length and aim to provide both a brief explanation of the situation being discussed, as well as the author’s comment and analysis of that particular issue or event.
[Opinion] When thinking about the war on drugs, the African nation of Cape Verde is not a name that usually springs to mind, but maybe it’s time that changed.
[Opinion] As Slovenia announced its plans to begin erecting barriers to control migrants, it joined Hungary in the increasing number of European states that seem to believe that wire fencing fixes the migrant crisis.
[Opinion] As Aung San Suu Kyi looks set to take control in Myanmar’s historic election, could this signal the birth of Asia’s next superpower?
[Opinion] Leonid Tibilov, the president of the self-declared republic of South Ossetia, recently announced his breakaway region has planned a Crimean-style referendum, to join with Russia.
[Opinion] As the 193 United Nations member countries prepare to ratify the new Sustainable Development Goals, the question has to be asked, are these new goals truly commendable, or simply crowd-pleasing.
[Opinion] Boko Haram, a terrorist group active in Africa, have committed acts and atrocities the same as the Islamic State in the Middle East, but for three years longer. However, Boko Haram have been largely ignored within the international community.
[Opinion] A total of 3.7 million people took to the streets to show support for the French population in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, with a total of 1.5 million attending a solidarity march in Paris.
[Opinion] Feminism is a movement that seeks equality for men and women alike, and yet many self-styled modern feminists seem to have lost the true meaning of their cause.
[Opinion] Despite an ongoing fight in the Middle East against the Islamic State, some countries in the region are demonstrating more of an interest in their own agendas than the security of the region.