Author: Celine Chauviere

U.S. Imposes Sanctions On 100 Nicaraguan Officials

On August 19th, 2023 the U.S. State Department banned 100 Nicaraguan officials on the premise of human rights violations and systematic repression, restricting their visas and freezing many of their U.S. assets. This move forms part of a broader effort aimed at pressuring the Nicaraguan government to shift away from

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India’s Silent Crisis: Struggles Amid Superpower Ambitions

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares for India’s upcoming general elections, he seems to rule with one goal in mind: making India the world’s emerging superpower. Indeed, over his nine years in office, Modi has made numerous changes that have bolstered India’s economy and set the nation on track to

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Macron Bans Cultural Clothing In Possible Attempt To Court The Extreme Right

On August 27th, the French government officially banned abayas from schools, igniting a nationwide debate. While most religious items were already prohibited in French schools, the abaya (a long-sleeve, floor-length robe typically worn as a sign of modesty by Muslim women) remained ambiguous, not quite infringing the 2004 law outlawing

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Terror Strikes Bajaur: A Call for Increased Security Measures in Pakistan

On July 30th, the Bajaur District witnessed a devastating suicide bombing that claimed at least 54 lives and left nearly 200 wounded. Soon after, the ISIS-Khorasan, a terrorist group based in neighboring Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, claimed responsibility for the attack. Earlier in the day, nearly 1,000 members of the Jamiat

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Lula’s Return: Reviving Progress and Democracy in Brazil

In a press conference on July 19th, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed his desire for Brazil to restore its “good, fruitful” relations with Africa. He further announced plans for future visits to African countries, showcasing his proactive approach toward fostering collaborations between the two regions. The complicated

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