Author: Brett Rauch

Eviction Of Workers Is The Next Controversy In Qatar’s World Cup

On Friday, Reuters published an article exposing the Qatari government’s recent eviction of thousands of foreign workers living in the Al Mansoura district of the capital city of Doha, where visiting soccer fans will stay during the World Cup set to begin on November 20th. The middle eastern nation’s position

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Why Is Belarus the Last Remaining Death Penalty Country in Europe?

On June 29, 2022, Belarus’s Investigative Committee announced the completion of a probe into Dzmitry Ravich, Dzyanis Dzikun, and Aleh Malchanau, three activists from the southeastern region of Gomel. The trio were part of a larger group of sixty activists arrested for their alleged involvement in damaging Belarus’ railways so

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The History Of Ethnic Conflict In Tibet And Why It Hasn’t Been Reconciled

On Friday, March 14, 2008, violence broke out in the streets of the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, as Chinese security forces opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators protesting against the Chinese government’s occupation of Tibet and their persecution of Tibetan religion, culture, and people. Later dubbed the “2008 Tibetan Unrest,” the conflict

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Israel And Poland Agree To Improve Strained Relations

After almost a year of strained relations, Israel and Poland agreed on Monday, July 4th, to rectify their damaged relationship, starting by mutually restoring ambassadors. Relations between the two nations declined after Poland introduced a law in August 2021 making it difficult for Jewish people to recover property taken by

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Biden Signs Memorandum Addressing Illegal Fishing Practices

On June 27th, President Joe Biden signed a National Security Memorandum to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (I.U.U.) fishing practices. This is part of a pledge by U.S. officials to introduce policies against illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s growing influence. Several countries in the region contend that

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IMF Visits Sri Lanka Amid Worst Economic Crisis in Decades

On Monday, June 20, a nine-member IMF team arrived in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo to begin bailout talks with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The island nation of 22 million people is hoping to receive up to $3 billion from the International Monetary Fund to put its public finances

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