Asia/Australia/Africa update: August 14-15 2017

ASIA UZBEKISTAN Uzbekistan may be liberalizing just a little bit: Uzbek authorities are removing large numbers of people from its blacklist of potential militants and political dissidents, state officials and media said, in a move likely to raise hopes for a more liberal climate in the ultra-secretive ex-Soviet republic. Western countries and rights activists have… Continue reading Asia/Australia/Africa update: August 14-15 2017

Conflict update: April 29-30 2017

COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS The Trump administration’s commitment to human rights is so vast, so resolute, that its UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, strong-armed the UN Security Council into holding a special session on the topic just a couple of weeks ago. How is America championing human rights today? Let’s check: When President Trump called President Rodrigo Duterte… Continue reading Conflict update: April 29-30 2017

Conflict update: March 6 2017

DO OVER Donald Trump launched the world premiere of Muslim Ban, Episode 2: Attack of the Clods today, and, well, it hasn’t been struck down by a court yet so I guess that’s something. The revised travel ban removes Iraq from the list of proscribed nations altogether, so at least one country in which we… Continue reading Conflict update: March 6 2017