Daily Archives: March 5, 2017

Bangaldesh Girls’ Rights Threatened By Child Marriage Legislation

On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Bangladesh parliament approved a law that will allow girls under the age of 18 to marry under “special circumstances” if parents or guardians deem it in their “best interests.” Children’s rights charities and organizations fear that the law is open to abuse since it sets […]

U.S. Defense Secretary: U.S. Will Stay In Iraq For A While

On Monday February 20, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made an unannounced one-day visit to Baghdad in an effort to preserve U.S.-Iraq relations, following contentious comments made by President Trump in January. The visit was Mattis’s first visit to Iraq as Pentagon Chief and the first visit to Iraq by […]

Syria: Universal Human Rights And The State Of Sovereignty

Plato’s theory of the forms states that there is an overarching truth or universality; that our ideas and objects (beauty, virtue, chairs) are mere knock offs of these ubiquitous truths. The 1648 Westphalia treaty set parameters for state sovereignty. However, the nature of sovereignty has been in such flux that […]

Azerbaijani Soldiers Killed In Karabakh Fighting

Several Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the worst outbreak of military violence in roughly a year. Armenia and Azerbaijan blame each other for the attack. The Nagorno-Karabakh region is situated in western Azerbaijan, despite its population being predominantly Armenian. Tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia have […]