What’s Happening in the SOLOMON ISLANDS?

Fire, vandalism and riots. Tensions have reached a boiling point in the Solomon Islands, and even a break in the chaos won’t solve the crisis that remains deep within the nation. The Solomon Islands have been in a constant state of tension for decades. The infamous period between 1998 and 2003 witnessed the rise of…

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Proliferation Optimists vs Proliferation Pessimists

The race for nuclear proliferation exploded globally in the mid-20th Century as countries attempted to gain control of new weapons of mass destruction. However, this wasn’t a unanimous decision, with many individuals questioning the utilisation of this new technology due to its capacity to cause widespread destruction. Proliferation optimists and proliferation pessimists have continued to…

Boycotting the Winter Olympics

Human rights abuses and violations within China are continuing without any interference. The recent kidnapping of professional tennis player Peng Shuai demonstrates the Chinese government’s extraordinary lengths to eliminate dissent against their administration. With a significant international sporting competition around the corner in the Capital of Beijing, is boycotting the Winter Olympics the right decision…

What’s Happening in AFGHANISTAN?

Horrifying. That’s the only way I can describe the unfolding situation in Afghanistan. The Taliban have moved into the capital and stormed the government, resulting in chaos ensuing around the country. For today, I want to focus on the ‘what’. What is the history of this conflict? What has happened over the law few days?…

What’s Happening in ETHIOPIA?

Ethiopia is starving. It’s difficult to imagine anything that could make a famine ‘worse’. However, the fact that this famine was man-made and avoidable only exacerbates the dire situation of millions of Ethiopians. Ethiopia is located within Africa and shares borders with Eritrea (who we will come to shortly) and Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Sudan.…

Australia’s Middle Power Failure

Australia has been significantly harmed by its inability to formulate an independent foreign policy and, there are numerous advantages that Australia is failing to capitalise upon due to its foreign policy relying heavily on historical alliances. But, before I continue, what does it mean to be a middle power? A middle power refers to a…

The Trial of Trump

Written by Guest Author: Oliver Pope 11th February 2021 It has been over three weeks since Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Since this time, former President Trump has mostly fallen under the radar - remaining banished from the mainstream social and news media. However, all that is…

A Normal Inauguration?

Surely not! After everything that has occurred since the election, a ‘normal’ inauguration seemed incredibly unlikely. However, the inauguration ceremony was mostly peaceful and Joe Biden’s first day as President demonstrated that he’s here to make changes, not just revel in his newfound power. Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States…

2 Million

When numbers get higher and higher, they become more and more meaningless and incomprehensible. The numbers lose value, and the shock element that might have been present at the start begins to fade away. The difference between 2 million and 1 million seems oddly small. Or maybe that’s just me? It’s hard for my brain…

Trump Impeached…Again

It was never going to be a peaceful voyage into the sunset for Trump’s Presidential term. The fireworks have started (if they ever stopped) and with less than a week until Biden’s inauguration, the chaos is set to continue. Yesterday, the US House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump after finding him responsible for inciting the…

‘Wrapping up 2020’: Instagram Live Event

Hey!! Tomorrow night (the 15th) from 8-9pm AEST I will be hosting an instagram live event on the @the_levine_lowdown Instagram account! I will be joined by lots of special guests sharing their experience of 2020 😁 Hope to see you all there, and below are some more details and the guests!!! Hope to see you…