Daily Archives: June 30, 2018

Politically Motivated Violence In Cambodia

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a 213-page report which laid out vast human rights abuses that have been committed Cambodia. The report identified 12 generals in Cambodia’s security forces who have been accused of working for Prime Minister Hun Sen to eliminate those who oppose the government. Among the […]

Violence In Virunga The Worst In Ten Years

Virunga National Park, Africa’s largest national park, has experienced more violence this year than in the last decade, National Geographic reports. The park, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has had 16 rangers killed in the last year.  The Guardian says this April also saw the most […]

The Consequences Of Merkel’s Compliance With Interior Minister’s Ultimatum

Interior Minister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, Horst Seehofer, presented Merkel with a controversial ultimatum on Monday, June 18th, to impede Germany’s influx of Syrian refugees. CNN states that the new migration policy Seehofer is bringing to the table would allow Germany to deny Syrian asylum seekers entry into […]

U.S. sanctions aim to turn Iranians against government, says Khamanei

On Staurday, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, was quoted (via his website) as saying that U.S. economic pressure on Iran is intended to turn Iranians against their government. Referring directly to Donald Trump’s decision to both pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement and his threat to reimpose sanctions […]

Uncertainty Surrounds FARC Peace Deal As Duque Wins Presidential Election

Recent concerns for Colombia continue to rise over Ivan Duque’s victory in the June 17th Presidential Election. Duque acknowledged through his winning campaign that peace and justice has not been fulfilled for the community and thus acquires an appetite for harsher punishment for former fighting FARC rebels. Duque aspires to […]