Eli Craveiro Frankel

About Eli Craveiro Frankel

Eli Craveiro Frankel is an International Affairs major with a concentration in International Development at the George Washington University. In his studies, he focuses on human rights, identity, refugee issues, and migration. In the fall, he will be studying in Tunisia looking at migration, as well as political and social integration.

Proposed U.S Space Force Conflicts With International Conventions

At the start of the month, Vice President Mike Pence summarized the Trump Administration’s plans to create a new independent branch of the United States military to operate in space. A U.S military presence in space is defended by the administration to counter suspected developments by Russia and China to […]

Political Uncertainty In Brazil Leads To Military Entering Politics

Brazil is currently in a state of political unease. Two years after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached for corruption, the Brazilian political scene is full of incompetence, corruption, and instability. President Michel Temer, Rousseff’s vice president who assumed the presidency after her removal, has been extremely unpopular. As a remnant […]

Druze Legislators Challenge Israeli Law Labeled as Segregationist and Anti-Democratic

Three members of Knesset, Israel’s parliament, who are of the Druze ethnic minority, are challenging the controversial new Basic Law in the Israeli courts. The Nation State Basic Law, which has constitutional status, has been criticized as being racist and against Israel’s democratic nature. The law states that only Jews […]

Delays To Prosecute Crimes Against Humanity In South Sudan Unacceptable

South Sudan, the youngest UN member state, has been in a state of civil war since 2013. This conflict between the government of President Salva Kiir and the opposition forces of former Vice President Riek Machar is characterized by grave abuses on both sides, including reports of indiscriminate shooting of […]

Criminalizing Queer Visibility: Should Corporations Be An Ally In The Fight?

Recently in the United States, mainstream LGBTQ rights activists have focused on issues such as same-sex marriage and repealing restrictions like the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy. But in other countries, especially outside of the West, queer rights activists are fighting for the ability to just live openly. 76 […]

Russia Uses The World Cup To “Sportwash” Their Poor LGBTQ Rights Record

Starting this month, 32 teams from around the globe will come together in Russia to celebrate sport and cross-cultural interactions. Despite this World Cup spirit of comradery and understanding, the host country of Russia continues to systematically suppress LGBTQ visibility and persecute queer people within its borders. Just on the […]

Assassination Of Queer Black Woman Activist Highlights Divisions In Brazil

“How many more will have to die before this war comes to an end?” tweeted Marielle Franco, one day before she, too, became victim to the violence plaguing the Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. But Franco’s death can’t be chalked up to getting caught in the crossfires – Franco […]

European Union To Impose Post-Election Sanctions On Crisis-Burdened Venezuela

The European Union is the latest entity to call for sanctions against Venezuela after concerns about the legitimacy of the country’s recent presidential elections. The EU also called for new elections to take place, as the polls in May which reelected President Nicolas Maduro allegedly  suffered from low voter turnout, […]

Afghanistan Suffers Another Taliban Bombing In Kandahar During A Contentious Election Year

A bomb was set off last Tuesday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, and it is thought to be part of a series of increased radical insurgent violence in the country. Preliminary reports from a local hospital have counted 16 dead and 38 injured, but numbers are expected to […]

Israel Defends Use Of Deadly Force Against Palestinian Protesters

After a violent reaction to Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border, Israeli defence officials are rejecting calls by the international community for an independent inquiry. The demonstration, which was intended to be peaceful by those involved, became violent and resulted in Israeli Defense Forces firing at protesters and killing 16 […]