Jordan Saltzman

How China Is Weaponizing AI Against The Uighurs

Chinese authorities are waging a “war on terror” against the Uighur Muslim population in Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in north-western China. One million Uighurs have already disappeared into internment camps, forced to undergo “re-education” programs, where they learn Mandarin and criticize and renounce their faith. Aided by a vast system […]

Russia Sends Troops To Venezuela

Two military planes carrying around 100 Russian servicemen arrived in Caracas last week, sparking concerns in Washington that Moscow is bolstering its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Facing growing U.S. criticism, including White House national security adviser John Bolton’s claim that recent Russian action constitutes a “direct threat to […]

Jailed Iranian Conservationists Face Unfounded Spying Charges

In January 2018, eight conservation scientists from the Tehran-based Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF) were arrested, accused of setting camera traps to spy. This baseless claim has been propounded by Iran’s hardline Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, known as the Sepah. The conservationists, who have worked to preserve the critically endangered […]

US, Canada, And EU Announce New Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

The United States (US), Canada, and the European Union (EU) have imposed new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and entities accused of supporting Russia’s occupation of Crimea. On Friday the US Treasury Department announced fresh sanctions against six Russian officials, six defense firms, and two construction firms […]

Sudan’s Bashir Bans Protests, Steps Down as Ruling Party Leader

For over two months Sudan’s embattled President Omar al-Bashir has contended with emboldened protestors, calling for his resignation. Though public gatherings and protests have been inundated with violence and mass arrests, Sudanese demonstrators have persisted, forcing Bashir to confront sustained anti-government street unrests. Last Monday, in an attempt to quash […]

Arrests Made After Al Jazeera Investigation Into French Far Right

Across France, the the far-right group Generation Identity (GI) has stirred unrest and hatred, with their violent sentiments recently having manifested in an attack on a young woman in Lille, France. An undercover reporter for Al Jazeera’s investigative unit filmed the assault, in which three men are shown to have […]