Alexandra Ferguson


Why Voter ID Requirements Are Bad For Democracy

The UK Conservative Party released their 2017 manifesto today in preparation for the upcoming election. Entitled “Forward, Together; Our Plan for a Stronger Britain and a Prosperous Future”, the majority of their pledges were fairly predictable. Changes like the slashing of their already diminished immigration allowance, increased defense spending, dropping […]


Lessons In Combatting Cyber-Sabotage From The Macron Leaks

The French election on May 7 was monitored for interference more closely than usual. Yet, hackers targeted a liberal candidate to benefit the far-right candidate in a situation all too familiar after the recent US election. In this case, Emmanuel Macron became the victim of #MacronLeaks, a mass release of […]


Jordan Takes Strides Toward Abolishing Law That Pardons Rapists Who Marry Their Victims

Jordan is over halfway toward abolishing a law that pardoned rapists if they married their victim, but activists in Jordan recognize there is one key legal hurdle still to overcome. The law, Article 308 of Jordan’s half-century old Penal Code, states that “if a correct marriage contract is concluded” between […]


The Three US Investigations Into Trump’s Ties To Russia

Yesterday, Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu released an official statement, calling for a complete shutdown of government. “Congress cannot continue regular order and must stop voting on any Trump-backed agenda item until the FBI completes its Trump-Russia collusion investigation… We may have an illegitimate President of the United States currently occupying […]


The ICC Awards Reparations To Victims Of Bogoro Massacre

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a groundbreaking ruling on Friday when they awarded collective and individual reparations to the victims of war crimes committed by former Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. Katanga, otherwise known as ‘Simba’, led the Ngiti militia group and political party Front for Patriotic Resistance in Ituri […]


Rima Khalaf Resigns Over UN Report Comparing Israel To An “Apartheid Regime”

Rima Khalaf, now former-Executive Secretary of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), resigned today in protest over pressure to withdraw a report that described Israeli actions against Palestinians as an “apartheid regime”. This pressure allegedly came directly from UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “The Secretary-General issued […]