Daily Archives: August 16, 2017

Kosovo: Is Europe’s ‘Hotbed’ of Islamic Extremism On The Mend?

Kosovo is in the midst of a transition period in its fight against ‘Islamic extremism.’ While the state has been able to stem the outward flow of Kosovan nationals to ISIS and Al Nusra Front, a domestic extremist network continues to operate internally and it remains to be seen what […]

The Venezuelan Crisis And How To Go About It 

Hyperinflation, astronomical prices, surging infant mortality, and political upheaval: that is the state of affairs in the world’s top oil-rich nation. Venezuela has neither food to feed its population nor critical medical supplies for its desperately ill. Infant mortality has increased by 30% and maternal mortality is up by 65% […]

Al-Aqsa Crisis At Tipping Point: Palestinian Envoy To The UN Reports

In Rabat, Palestine’s Envoy to the UN Security Council reports that the Al-Aqsa crisis in Old Jerusalem is at its tipping point. The conflict, which reached a peak on July 21st, has already seen hundreds of injuries and the deaths of two Israelis and 3 Palestinians, as Riyad Mansour continues […]

A Step Forward For Gender Equality As Nepal Criminalizes Chhaupadi

On Wednesday, August, 9th, 2017, the Nepalese Parliament criminalized the practice of Chhaupadi, a local Hindu custom. The practice involves banishing women from the home during menstruation and after childbirth to basic huts that are known as chhau goth. Women may also be prohibited from consuming dairy products, touching religious […]

Nagasaki Mayor Expresses Fear Of Another Nuclear Bomb Attack

On 9th August 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, claiming 40,000 lives. This was three days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, wiping out 90% of the city and immediately killing 80,000 people. Now decades later, Nagasaki Mayor, Tomihisa Taue, is expressing […]

Violence In Kenya Following Election

After the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, violence has erupted in Kenya, leaving at least 24 dead, including a 9-year-old girl. It is said that the victims were shot dead throughout Kenya and that 17 of the deaths were in the capital, Nairobi. The results of the election on August […]

At Least 17 Killed In Latest Attack In Burkina Faso

Gunmen attacked a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital city of Ouagadougou on Sunday night, leaving at least 17 dead and eight others wounded. The army sealed off the central part of the city and evacuated civilians from the area before launching a counterattack. Three suspected jihadists were reportedly killed […]

The Consequences Of A New Korean War 2

A few years ago, the possibility of a new war erupting on the Korean Peninsula would have been thought of as a distant and unrealistic scenario. This was primarily due to the Obama administration’s preference of utilizing diplomacy and sanctions as punitive measures, rather than repeating the mistakes of the […]

Three Killed, Scores Injured In Charlottesville Terrorist Attack During White Nationalist Rally

Violence broke out at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia’s Emancipation Park this past Saturday leaving three killed and scores injured. The “Unite the Right Rally,” led in part by local white supremacist Jason Kessler, was fueled in response to an ongoing lawsuit over the removal of the statue […]

A Third Term For Paul Kagame: Development At The Cost Of Human Rights

Rwanda’s 2017 presidential election has resulted in a decisive victory for Paul Kagame – the country’s de facto leader since 1994. After waiving the constitutional two-term limit and immunizing himself from prosecution through a referendum in 2015, the former child refugee and leader of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) won […]