Author: Jared Hatten

Trump Plans To Half U.S. Troop Numbers In Afghanistan

On 20 December, Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump had ordered the withdrawal of 7,000 U.S. troops still in Afghanistan. The news came just a day after Trump announced on Twitter his intention to fully withdraw from Syria, claiming that he had “defeated ISIS in Syria,” his “only

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UN Launches New Initiative To Save The Aral Sea

On November 27th, UN Secretary General António Guterres announced a new initiative aimed at increasing the sustainability of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan. The UN Human Security Unit, in cooperation with Uzbekistan, Japan, Nigeria and Norway, launched the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region (MPHSTF). Describing the

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Iranian Environmentalists Detained For Over 6 Months

For the last nine months, the Iranian government has imprisoned seven environmental activists for the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation. The environmentalists, including the group’s leader Iranian-Canadian professor Kavous Seyed Emami, were held in January under unclear charges. It was announced in February that Emami had committed suicide. The activists are

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US Government Ignores Yemen Human Rights Concerns In Order To Protect $2 Billion Raytheon Arms Deal With Saudi Coalition

On 12 September, United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced his support for the Saudi-led coalition’s actions in Yemen. His statement reaffirmed the US government’s belief that the coalition was “undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure.” This came in response

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Historical Treaty Breaches Against Te Rohe Pōtae And The Importance Of The Waitangi Tribunal In New Zealand

On the 10th of September, the Waitangi Tribunal released a report highlighting treaty breaches by the Crown against the Te Rohe Pōtae, a Māori people in Taranaki and Waikato, New Zealand. Several Te Rohe Pōtae leaders signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, an agreement written by British representatives to establish absolute

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Legal Reform In Sudan Needed As Prosecutor Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty For Teenager Noura Hussein

Noura Hussein, a Sudanese teenager whose death sentence was overturned after a campaign for justice, now faces calls from the state prosecutor to reinstate the death penalty. Noura Hussein was found guilty of murdering her husband Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad who had raped her to consummate their arranged marriage. Noura’s family

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