Jared Hatten


UN Launches New Initiative To Save The Aral Sea

On November 27th, UN Secretary General António Guterres announced a new initiative aimed at increasing the sustainability of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan. The UN Human Security Unit, in cooperation with Uzbekistan, Japan, Nigeria and Norway, launched the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region (MPHSTF). Describing the […]


UN Atomic Watchdog Reports That Iran Continues To Abide By 2015 Nuclear Deal Despite U.S. Sanctions

On November 22nd, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran continues to follow the nuclear deal they signed with the United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Germany and the European Union in 2015. The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), required Iran to […]


Will The Assassination Of Jamal Khashoggi Have Implications On The War In Yemen?

The Yemeni Civil War, described by the UN as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, has largely gone unreported by Western media and unaddressed by governments. The civil war has raged since 2015 when Houthi rebels seized power in the capital, prompting a Saudi-led Sunni coalition to launch a […]


The White House Uses Doctored Video Footage To Justify Banning Journalist

A day after the midterm elections in the United States, President Donald Trump held a 90-minute press conference in which he vented his frustrations with the media multiple times. After a heated moment between Trump and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, The White House revoked Acosta’s press pass. Donald Trump was […]


Pakistan Supreme Court Overturns Death Penalty For Blasphemy Charge Against Christian Woman

The Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi of her blasphemy charges on Wednesday, remitting the death sentence that she had been awarded in 2010. Asia Bibi, a Christian farmhand in the Sheikhupura District of Punjab, was accused by her Muslim co-workers of insulting Prophet Mohammed. Asia was consequently arrested and sentenced to […]


Iranian Environmentalists Detained For Over 6 Months

For the last nine months, the Iranian government has imprisoned seven environmental activists for the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation. The environmentalists, including the group’s leader Iranian-Canadian professor Kavous Seyed Emami, were held in January under unclear charges. It was announced in February that Emami had committed suicide. The activists are […]


Saudi Arabia Suspected Of Murdering Journalist Jamal Khashoggi In Consulate In Turkey

On 2 October , Washington Post journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi entered a Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, hoping to obtain documents for his upcoming wedding. He never came out again. Signs point towards a Saudi attempt to either detain or murder Khashoggi for criticizing Saudi policy. U.S. and Turkish […]


US Government Ignores Yemen Human Rights Concerns In Order To Protect $2 Billion Raytheon Arms Deal With Saudi Coalition

On 12 September, United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced his support for the Saudi-led coalition’s actions in Yemen. His statement reaffirmed the US government’s belief that the coalition was “undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure.” This came in response […]