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Otto Warmbier, North Korea, And Dark Tourism

About 2,500 mourners, family members, friends, and supporters gathered to say farewell to Otto Warmbier last Thursday morning at Wyoming High School, Cincinnati, Ohio. Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last week in a coma following 17 months in detention in North Korea, after he was arrested for allegedly attempting […]


Turkish Government Detains Amnesty International Turkey Chairman Over ‘Gulen Links’

After being detained last Tuesday, Taner Kiliç, the Chairman for Amnesty International in Turkey, and up to 22 other attorneys were officially arrested late Friday by a Turkish Court in the western province of Izmir. They were arrested under the accusation of using ByLock, an encrypted mobile messaging app that […]


The UK General Election And Its Effect On Regional Stability

“Strong and stable leadership” was UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s promise when she announced on May 18th that she was calling a ‘snap’ general election. Securing her own mandate for Brexit was the justification. Yet having alienated the Conservative core with what was soon branded the “dementia tax,” facing criticism […]


California Takes A Stand For Immigrants

As immigrants come under increased scrutiny and attack from the United States federal government, California’s government is preparing to pass a budget that would help serve as a bulwark against the troubling immigration policies of the Trump Administration. According to Human Rights Watch, the $125 billion-dollar budget has provisions that […]


The U.N. In The Democratic Republic Of Congo: A More Positive Approach Is Necessary

An international investigation has been conducted by the U.N. Human Rights Chief to work on crimes committed in the Greater Kasai region, where at least 42 mass graves have been found. The Congolese government have agreed to work alongside the U.N. but it wanted to maintain control over the investigation. […]


Lebanon Selects A New Electoral Law After Years Of Political Stalemate

In a significant move, the Lebanese Parliament passed a new electoral law on June 14th, agreeing on a proportional representation voting system and steering the country clear of a potentially dangerous political stalemate. This decision, which passed through Parliament with 121 of the 128-member parliament voting in support of the […]