Author: Dan Alling

UN to Extend War Crimes Investigation in Yemen

The current civil war in Yemen, which has raged since 2015, has recently reached another critical point.  Just last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted twenty-one to eight to extend an ongoing war crimes investigation.  Those in favor of the extension claim that there are ample amounts of

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The Emergence Of A Sleeping Dragon: A Rising Al Qaeda

30 years after its establishment and 17 years since it launched the worst and largest terrorist attack in world history, Al Qaeda—which translates to “The Base”—is experiencing a newly discovered resurgence.  Immediately following the attacks of September 11th, the United States and a few allies launched the Global War on

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Is the Taliban Mounting a Resurgence in Afghanistan?

Almost seventeen years since the United States first set foot in Afghanistan, the fragile nation, plagued by government corruption as well as terrorism and insurgency, still faces constant bouts of political and social unrest.  Although the U.S. mounted a robust and deliberate ousting of the Taliban government in Afghanistan immediately

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More Innocent Civilians Killed As Yemen’s Civil War Rages On

The ongoing Yemeni Civil War, which has been raging for the last three years, has recently seen one of its worst instances of civilian violence.  On Thursday, August 9th, the Saudi-led coalition launched an airstrike that killed approximately fifty people, twenty-nine of which were children in a school bus that

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Mexico’s Momentous Elections

On Sunday, July 1st, 2018, Mexico’s polls opened up for what is arguably the country’s most important elections.  The current president, Enrique Pena Nieto, will be replaced and Mexican voters will also choose approximately 18,000 others to fill congressional seats, governor positions, and municipal seats. The race for the presidency

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Turkey’s Pivotal Elections

Turkey’s intensely contested elections, in which they will choose both a president and a parliament, carries significant implications for Turkey and its future.  For Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has managed to remain in power for 15 years, these elections are crucial.  They represent one of the largest threats to his

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Pakistan Watchdog Slams ‘Grim’ State Of Human Rights

Pakistan’s fragility has made it a volatile state in which terrorism, human rights violations, and government corruption are widespread. While the United States has tried to maintain a relatively stable relationship with Pakistan over the years, it has become increasingly strained. Amidst accusations of harbouring terrorist groups like the Taliban

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