Daily Archives: April 15, 2018


Path To Transitional Justice Less Clear In Tunisia After Controversial Vote

Tensions remain high in Tunisia after a March 26th vote by the Tunisian Parliament determining that the mandate of the country’s human rights and truth commission would not be extended, according to the Al-Monitor news agency. This decision has been controversial, going against the advice of groups such as Human […]


Syrian Chemical Attacks On Civilians And The Failure Of International Law

On Saturday, April 7th, the Assad regime attacked Douma with chemical bombs. Publicized photographs of the aftermath were nothing short of disturbing, with the 70 people now reported dead, including women and children. The horrendous and fatal nature of this incident has since resulted in the retaliative bombing of airfields […]


The Adrenaline Of War: A Symptom Of The Military Industrial Complex

On Friday the 13th, the governments of the United States (U.S.), United Kingdom (U.K.) and France engaged parts of Syria by means of airstrikes – notably in Damascus and near Homs – to deter the government of Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons once again. While the main opposition parties […]


‘I Am Gay’: Protesters Respond As China’s Weibo Bans Homosexual Content

On Saturday, Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, banned homosexual content in response to President Xi Jinping’s extension of internet censorship. The ban comes as part of a 3-month long “clean-up campaign,” in which Weibo will remove content deemed “illegal” under new restrictions imposed by the […]


Departing Minister Says Saudi-Led Coalition Has Taken Sovereignty Away From Yemeni People

In his late March resignation, outgoing Yemeni Minister of State Salah al-Sayadi criticized Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen as taking sovereignty away from the its people. These remarks follow his accusations that Saudi Arabia has been keeping Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi under house arrest, preventing him from returning to […]