This month saw Kosovo president Hashim Thaçi resigning from office following the confirmation of his indictment before a specialist court in The Hague. Henry Fahrenkamp discusses the history of the ICC and the potential obstacles this new investigation may face.
25 November marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.
Athena Kam discusses the recent resignation of cour pro-democracy legislators and how exactly we got here.
Pictures of thousands of Polish men and women protesting have flooded the internet following a decision by the country’s Constitutional Tribunal which has virtually removed all avenues for abortion.
Daniel Hubbard writes about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Regardless of the election’s outcome a sizeable proportion of the population will be deeply angered by the result and will cite reasons why the vote was illegitimate (both real, like voter suppression, and imagined, like widespread voter fraud). With the population already at a fever pitch after months of civil unrest, it is almost certain that there will be protests and riots featuring violent clashes. Faith in government will undoubtedly suffer. Soon America’s democracy may be added to COVID-19’s ever-growing death toll.
Freddie Feltham discusses the intricacies in deciding what to do with extremists wishing to return home.
On the 13th of March 2020, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed during a failed no-knock raid by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Myles Cosgrove, Brett Hankison, and Jonathan Mattingly. On the 23rd of September, over half a year later, a charge was finally made. The indictment has little to do with Taylor’s death.
The international community is ‘asleep at the wheel’ when it comes to the crisis in Cameroon – the burning of villages by the Cameroonian state has been met with silence and indifference.
Alex Miller analyses what the normalisation of relation between Bahrain and Israel means for the Middle East.