Author: Iman Lahouaoula

Does the UN do Anything? A Review of 2016

United Nations General Assembly

The newly-elected United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres kicked off the new year with a stirring speech, highlighting the importance of overcoming differences and working as a team in “putting peace first”. Guerres offers an optimistic alternative to the turmoil and discord United Nations…

Saving Lives in a War Zone: The White Helmets


With a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a feature Netflix documentary under their belt, not to mention the 60 000 lives they have saved, the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD), commonly known as the White Helmets, are continuing to leave a…

Myanmar, the New Emblem of Democracy?

Aung San Suu Kyi amongst her supporters after victory for National League for Democracy at the November 2015 elections. (Reuters)

Military coup, dictatorship, fragile democracy – Myanmar, also known as Burma, has experienced it all. Independence hero, General Aung San could have never predicted his newly independent country was to become one of the most detrimental military dictatorships that would fuel the long…