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Al Shabaab’s Intent To Target Kenyan Capital Demonstrated By Foiled Terror Attack

A potentially major al Shabaab attack was foiled by security forces in Kenya in February. This article assesses the Islamist group’s continued intent to launch attacks against civilians in urban areas and examines its current capacity to do so. On Thursday 15 February, Kenyan police arrested two men, Mohammed Nane […]

Fake Drugs Are Stealing Real Lives

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), fake drugs pose a tangible threat to global peace. Fake drugs can be anything from counterfeit birth control pills, cough syrup for children made from opioids, to unethically misrepresented and non-consensual drug trials in developing countries. A report released by the WHO earlier this month explains that “1 in […]

Right-Wing Nationalists In The West Seek Support Through Re-Branding

Following a respite from media attention and political organizing in recent months, two prominent right-wing nationalist figures, Steve Bannon and Marine Le Pen, addressed the congress of the latter’s party recently, seeking to amass support for the far-right French political party. Le Pen announced a new name for the party […]

Meeting Between Trump And Kim Jong Un: A Promise For Peace? 

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un are to meet and engage peace talks toward the end of May. The unprecedented and historic announcement was made on Thursday, March 8. Many questions hang in the air following the announcement. Will Trump, who was exalted for his business acumen […]

Top UN And Philippines’ Officials In A Heated War Of Words Over Claims That Duterte Should Undergo ‘Psychiatric Evaluation’ 1

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed his concerns over the Philippine government’s treatment of UN human rights investigators, and has suggested that President Duterte should “submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation.” This comes after the Philippine government included special rapporteur on indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, […]

Beijing’s Aggressive Anti-Migrant Campaign

This winter, forcible evictions in China’s capital have intensified. After an apartment fire killed 19 people in November, the government launched an aggressive campaign to destroy unauthorized and unsafe structures. Entire neighborhoods in Beijing have since been demolished, forcing eviction upon tens of thousands of residents. The campaign is so […]

Florida Major Battleground For Gun Control Debate As NRA Sues State Over New Law

On Friday, March 9, shortly after the Florida state legislature passed new gun-control legislation into law, the National Rifle Association (NRA) announced that it would sue the state, arguing that new restrictions introduced in the legislation violate the Constitution, according to BBC News. The bill places a three-day waiting period […]