On the 3rd of December, the Venezuelan people voted in a consultative referendum on how the country should position herself with regards to the century-long Essequibo Dispute, between Venezuela and Guyana. More specifically, the referendum asked five questions, four of which concerning how the Venezuelan Government should act in relation to the international treaties currently … Continue reading Will Guyana Essequiba become the 21-century Falklands?
Abstract This fact sheet examines the dialectic issue of Palestinian refugees and their right of return, which was recognised by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 but has yet to be realized. With over 5.6 million registered Palestinian refugees spread throughout several Middle Eastern countries, the humanitarian issue remains a deeply sensitive and personal … Continue reading Refugee’s Dialectic: A Kantian Perspective on Palestinian Refugees’ Right of Return
The world is watching in horror the events following the October 7th massacre by Hamas, and the beginning of a new chapter of the Israeli-Palestine carnage, where there are normally no real winners, and the parties are both stuck on a sub-optimal stalemate, where Palestinian civilians increased the lines of the sadly labeled, collateral casualties, … Continue reading Unraveling the Israel-Palestine Conflict: The Unintended Consequences of Nationalism-Isolationism as Explored by UN General Secretary Guterres
The ongoing 2023 Israel-Hamas conflict is a longstanding and complex issue with far-reaching implications that extend well beyond the Middle East. Historical Context The roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be traced back to the late 19th century when the Zionist movement gained momentum, advocating for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This … Continue reading The 2023 Israel-Hamas Conflict: A Global Perspective
Introduction The Gaza conflict has been a longstanding and deeply entrenched issue in the complex web of global conflicts and political challenges. Rooted in historical, religious, and geopolitical factors, the situation in Gaza continues to be a subject of concern for human rights advocates, diplomats, and governments worldwide. This article will shed light on the … Continue reading Human Rights in the Gaza Conflict: A Struggle for Peace and Justice
"In the pursuit of peace through war, we often find ourselves chasing an illusion, one that history and human suffering have proven time and again to be unattainable. This article delves into the paradox of seeking peace through conflict, analyzing the historical and contemporary evidence that suggests there are better, more humane alternatives to resolve … Continue reading The Illusion of Peace Through War: A Thoughtful Analysis
As part of my graduate studies, I recently had to read Dr. Walter McDougall’s 1997 book Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776. McDougall outlines eight US traditions of diplomacy and foreign policy, which he identified in the process of reviewing previous conceptions of these and the primary source they … Continue reading Promised Land, Crusader State: The Eight Traditions of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy