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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