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China Pledges To Continue Supporting Paris Climate Agreement Despite Threat Of U.S. Withdrawal

In a telephone call to then French President-elect Emmanuel Macron last Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed China’s pledge to uphold the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement, which entered into force in November 2016, aims to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by […]


Never Again: The Dangers Of Holocaust Denial

During a press conference in April of this year, Sean Spicer, the official spokesperson for the Trump Administration, claimed that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was worse than Hitler because at least “Hitler didn’t even sink to the level of using chemical weapons” against his “own people,” but took them instead […]


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 […]


Germany Introduces Partial Burqa Ban

The German Parliament recently supported a preliminary bill that bans women from wearing full-face veils while employed in the civil service, judiciary, and military. The law is still to be approved by the Bundesrat State Parliament. The motion was initiated by both right-wing and centrist politicians but opposed by the […]


Countries Struggle To Agree On Abortion And Comprehensive Sexual Education

On 7th April 2017 in New York, following lengthy negotiations, the UN’s Commission on Population and Development ended late without any official decisions. The 50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development came to a surprise conclusion when it was unable to adopt a resolution on its theme of “changing population age […]