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.

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 […]

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 […]