Reports


Seoul Demands Release Of Tanker Seized By Iran

At the beginning of January, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a South Korean tanker in Gulf waters and detained its crew. The incident comes amid rising tensions between Iran and South Korea concerning Iranian oil assets that were frozen in South Korean banks as a result of U.S. sanctions against

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The Lessons of the Trump Presidency and the U.S. Nuclear Posture

The events on Capitol Hill on January 6, during the ongoing Congressional certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s November election victory, stirred dismay across the world. Lieutenant General S. Clinton Hinote, a Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Air Force, likened the chaotic storming of Washington’s iconic seat of power

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Israel As A Settler-Colonial State

When creating a Jewish state, Israel aimed to have a Jewish-majority demographic and displaced the Palestinian population; from this perspective, Israel-Palestine can be considered a settler-colonial society. However, in current times, the conflict has hardened into a clash of nationalisms paradigm, as Israel has already settler-colonized the area and now

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Iraq’s Positive Step Towards Justice For Child Soldiers

Iraq has taken positive steps and a human rights approach towards the release and treatment of children suspected to have ties to ISIS. Special committees have been formed to discuss the cases of numerous children held in detention centres in Iraq. These committees are said to be complying with international

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Bangladesh Begins Relocation Of Rohingya Refugees

In the Bay of Bengal, authorities in Bangladesh relocated approximately 1,500 Rohingya refugees to a remote island, Bhasan Char. However, the relocation drew criticism from international human rights organizations. The Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim people, are highly persecuted and are stateless. The group is denied citizenship in their native Myanmar,

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The Role Of Public Opinion In Normalizing Israeli-Arab Ties

A series of moves have taken place this past year by governments hailing from North Africa and the Middle East (otherwise known as MENA) in pursuit of formally normalizing diplomatic relations with Israel. Often professed by the Trump administration as representing something along the lines of a flagship development in

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Pro-Kurdish Former Lawmaker Imprisoned On Terrorism Charges, Growing Concerns Over Turkey’s Violations of Rights and Freedoms

On Monday 21st of December, a Turkish court sentenced former Kurdish lawmaker Leyla Guven to more than twenty-two years in jail for three separate terrorism charges. The sentencing of Guven highlighted a growing concern over Turkey’s violations of fundamental freedoms and rights. In June, Guven of the Peoples’ Democratic Party

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New Documents Uncover More About The Detention And Exploitation Of Uighurs, Other Minority Groups In Forced Labour And Re-education Camps in Xinjiang, China

In December 2020, the BBC published an extensive report about the forced manual labour of hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, China. Dr. Adrian Zenz, a senior fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington D.C., discovered documents revealing detention camps housing people

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How To Better Abolish Modern Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery was marked earlier this month on December 3rd as adopted by United Nations General Assembly. The day emphasizes the need to redouble our global effort to eradicate modern day slavery including human trafficking, sexual exploitation, child labour, forced marriage, and the use

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Argentina Legalizes Abortion

Argentina entered the new year with the national legalization of abortion, making it the sixth and most populace Latin American country to decriminalize pregnancy termination. Argentina joined the relatively small group of pro-abortion countries in the primarily Catholic region of the world, abolishing section 86 of its 1921 criminal code

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