Author: Madeline Kruszczynski

2024January 2024

Conflict with Houthi Militants Escalates in Red Sea

This collective sentiment has garnered a heightened sense of pride and unity against what the population sees as the common enemy- Israel. Moreover, as prominent global actors, including the U.S., engage in dialogue and negotiations with the Houthi faction, the Yemeni population has begun to see the Houthis as a more legitimate governmental body, despite not being officially recognized as Yemen’s government.

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2023November 2023International NewsEurope

Prime Minister Causes Protests in Spain Over Catalonian Separatists

Upward of 80,000 residents of Spain voiced their dissent against the Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s announcement granting amnesty to Catalonian separatists in order to garner political influence over the Catalonian parliamentary members.

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2023October 2023

Spotlight on the Israel-Hamas War: Economic Effects

On October 18, state-organized protests in support of Palestine took place across Iran, demonstrating the potential for Iran to assume a greater role in the ongoing conflict as reported by Reuters.  According to The Guardian, the likelihood of Iran assuming an active role appears to be low, however, if Iran were to become involved, it would carry substantial implications for both the economy and oil prices. 

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2023International News

Lula Announces Putin Can Attend Next G20 Summit Without Fear of Arrest

Next September, the G20 summit is scheduled to convene once again in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. According to The Guardian, left-wing President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva commented, that Putin can go easily to Brazil. Lula further asserted, “…if I’m Brazil’s president, and if he comes to Brazil, there’s no reason he’ll be arrested,” eliciting much criticism, largely because of Brazil’s inclusion in the 1998 Rome Statute.

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