UK Seizes Iranian Oil Tanker

On 4 July, an Iranian supertanker, Grace One, was seized off Gibraltar. The tanker was suspected of transporting Iranian crude oil to Syria, which would breach EU sanctions. The following day, the Gibraltar Supreme Court granted a 14-day extension to the detainment, and the ship remains in British custody. Less than […]

Thousands March In Hong Kong To Draw Mainland Chinese Attention

In recent weeks, Hong Kong has become a hotspot for protests. In the most recent mass demonstration, organizers stated that some 230,000 people were drawn to march. With that being said, police forces estimated only 56,000 protestors. Regardless of the size, this was a protest of peaceful civil disobedience. The […]

Media Censorship In Pakistan Continues Unabated

On Monday this week, three major Pakistani news channels were airing an interview with jailed ex-president Nawaz Sharif, when they were suspended for between six to eight hours. The suspension has been heavily criticized by media watchdogs, but it is only the latest example of censorship in Pakistan. Over the […]

China’s Social Credits: Indoctrination In The 21st Century

As a digital iron curtain descends with the balkanization of internet regimes globally, the ability of connectivity and digital literacy to grant or restrict freedoms has never been more apparent. In China, this is visible in the introduction of the Social Credit System (SCS), expected to be fully operational by […]

Mike Pompeo Aims To Redefine Unalienable Rights With New Commission

On Monday the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the Trump administration has created the Commission on Unalienable Rights to investigate the extent to which human rights contribute to American foreign policy. This will be the most comprehensive review of human rights since the 1948 Universal Declaration of […]

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Sworn In As Greece’s New Prime Minister

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Greece on Monday, following Sunday’s election. Mitsotakis’ party, New Democracy, received 39.8% of the nationwide vote and will hold 158 seats in the country’s parliament. The runner-up party, Syriza, received 31% of the vote and is led by previous […]

Addressing Repatriation Of Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Hundreds and thousands of people trapped in crude camps forced out of Myanmar, a country where they are denied basic human rights and not even recognized as citizens by the government. This is the current situation of the Rohingya people living in Bangladesh as refugees. In August 2017, a small […]