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2019 in Review


The Young Diplomats Society is excited to be publishing our 2019 Year in Review. The YDS regional content writers have brought together major developments in international relations and politics all over the world in our annual publication. 2019 in Review covers a wide range of topics: from the US impeachment proceedings to the protests in Sudan to relations between South Korea and Japan.


Within, you will find detailed updates and analysis of developments in each region: Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South and Central Asia, North America and Latin America.


Also included in the brief: a Brexit timeline; a fact sheet on the Hong Kong protests; and a map of elections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

I'd like to give my thanks to the 2019 regional content writers, whose dedication and hard work brought the Year in Review to life.

Photo: GPA Photo Archive flickr.com

Recent Articles

July 23, 2019

The Rohingya refugee crisis represents the most pressing humanitarian crisis in the Asia Pacific – one which challenges the moral compass of the international community and threatens peace and stability throughout the region. Madison Davis explores the history of persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and the implications of the ongoing crisis.

July 16, 2019

The shortcomings of representative democracies are becoming increasingly apparent in a political climate characterised by polarisation, with representation teetering on the edge of exclusion. Worldwide, representative democracies are inevitably demonstrating a tendency to be exclusive, with minority groups failing to be represented in political discourse. Erin Gear outlines a potential model for the future of Australian democracy.

July 03, 2019

In October 1895, Mr E. Jerome Dyer spoke to the Supper Hall of the Melbourne Town Hall. Gathered around him was a select of the business and politics community of Melbourne, moderate in number but representative and influential. His talk was called ‘Australia and the Asia Pacific’. Scott Reid outlines the potential of continued engagement with Asia.

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