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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Under Fire In Response To Jailing Of Two Journalists

On 13 September 2018, Aung San Suu Kyi, the celebrated human rights activist and dissident, said the jailing of two Reuters journalists reporting on the Rohingya refugee crisis was not because of their profession, and that their imprisonment was not a government crackdown on free speech.  Responding to a question […]


Japan And Russia Still Haven’t Signed Peace Treaty 70 Years After WWII

Almost 70 years after the end of World War II, Russia and Japan still haven’t signed a peace treaty. The warring parties signed a mutual agreement to a ceasefire, but never entered into peace negotiations. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe began discussions several years ago […]


Russian Disinformation Threatens Consensus In Macedonia

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis attended a welcoming ceremony in Skopje last Monday, where he warned that Russia is attempting to meddle in the September 30th referendum, in order to change the Balkan country’s name from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to the Republic of North Macedonia. […]


Korean Joint Liaison Office Opens On The Eve Of Summit Between President Moon And Kim Jong-un

Just days ahead of the third meeting of their leaders this year, North and South Korea have opened a joint liaison office. The office, which is located in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, is the first of its kind. Since the two Koreas separated post-World War II, the […]


Rewriting Section 377: India’s Momentous Ruling On Gay Rights

India may have inadvertently kick-started a modernizing domino effect after its landmark decision to decriminalize archaic laws surrounding gay rights. In this recent ruling, the Supreme Court of India has both created and corrected history by outlawing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The ruling not only decriminalized gay […]


Legal Reform In Sudan Needed As Prosecutor Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty For Teenager Noura Hussein

Noura Hussein, a Sudanese teenager whose death sentence was overturned after a campaign for justice, now faces calls from the state prosecutor to reinstate the death penalty. Noura Hussein was found guilty of murdering her husband Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad who had raped her to consummate their arranged marriage. Noura’s family […]


The Stabbing Of Presidential Candidate Highlights Devastating Insecurity In Brazil

A leading candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, was stabbed last Thursday at a campaign event. His attacker has been detained and claimed he was “on a mission from God,” reports the BBC. Bolsonaro, a former army captain and far-right politician whose popularity is on the rise, suffered a […]


Pope Francis’ Conference on Sexual Abuse: Chit-Chat or Action?

Last Wednesday, September 12th, Pope Francis summoned bishops from across the world to meet to discuss the sexual abuse crisis currently confronting the Catholic Church. The meeting, slated to occur February 21st to 24th, will mark the first time a gathering has ever been called within the Church to discuss […]


South Sudanese Military Court Delivers Guilty Verdict Against Soldiers Convicted Of The Brutal Rape And Murder

In early September, the South Sudanese Military Court held ten soldiers guilty for the crime of brutal ‘rape against foreign aid workers and the murder of a South Sudanese journalist during 2016.’ Indeed, news sources have defined the crime ‘as the worst attack against foreigners.’ The court ordered that a […]