Author: Jean-Philippe Stone

Israel Reluctant To Save Jews From War-Torn Ethiopia

On the 20th of November, the Chairman of the Struggle to Save Ethiopian Jewry Organization, Joseph Feit, urged Israeli authorities to “bring all of the 14,100 Ethiopian Jews who have been awaiting aliyah (immigration to Israel), in some cases for decades. Otherwise Israel will be partially responsible for deaths which

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British Meddling In Ukrainian Labor Deregulation

On November 10th, Open Democracy revealed the British Foreign Office is helping the Ukrainian government pass legislation that would severely reduce the role of trade unions in the relations between workers and managers. In response, the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) accused Britain of funding propaganda campaigns to

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American Sweatshops? The Normalization Of Child Labor In The United States

Child labor is making an unwelcome comeback in the United States. Restaurants, amusement parks, industry groups, Republican and occasionally even Democratic politicians are citing the COVID-19-induced “labor shortage” as an excuse to hire teens to work harder and longer than ever before. In Wisconsin, which already replaced “child labor” with

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Fear Thy Neighbour: The Tajik-Afghan Stand-Off

On October 18th, week-long military drills took place near the Tajik-Afghan border. The Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization exercises saw over 5,000 Russian, Tajik, and Uzbek troops engage in various training scenarios amidst spiralling tensions between Dushanbe and Kabul. Tajik president Emomali Rahmon still refuses to acknowledge the Taliban as

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Playing With The Lion’s Tail: The Iran-Azerbaijan Crisis

On October 1, Iranian military exercises took place near Azerbaijan’s border. Countless armored vehicles, artillery units, drones, and helicopters flooded northwestern Iran in an exceptional show of force that has rattled Baku, according to Reuters. Iranian ministers and officials justify these ominous maneuvers as a response to Israel’s burgeoning alliance

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Outrage in Nepal as Justice Eludes Civil War Victims

On October 1st, victims of the Nepalese civil war wrote a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres imploring him to remind Nepalese politicians of their duty to amend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, so there is no amnesty for persons guilty of severe human rights abuses, and complete the

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Cold War In The Maghreb: Tensions Escalate Between Algeria And Morocco

On 22 September Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced the closure of Algerian airspace to all Moroccan civilian and military aircraft. This move comes nearly a month after Algeria severed diplomatic ties with Morocco on 24 August in retaliation for a Moroccan diplomat’s calls for greater self-determination in Algeria’s Kabylia region.

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North Korean Missile Tests And East Asian Stability

On 11 and 12 September North Korea successfully tested long-range cruise missiles. The missiles were launched ahead of a trilateral meeting between United States, Japanese, and South Korean officials to discuss the DPRK’s stalled denuclearization. They flew 1,500km before plummeting into the ocean. On the 15th,, the DPRK fired-off two ballistic

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