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News You Really Need To See: “Nigeria: 347 Shiites Buried in Mass Grave, Inquiry Told”

“Nigeria: 347 Shiites Buried in Mass Grave, Inquiry Told” Newsweek, April 12, 2016 http://www.newsweek.com/nigeria-347-shiites-buried-mass-grave-inquiry-told-446703 “Hundreds of Nigerian Shiites were buried in a single mass grave following clashes with the military, an inquiry heard on Monday, as lawyers for the detained … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Yemen’s Miserable Year

March 20, 2016 by Darius  In a few days, we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen.  Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states intervened to prevent a complete takeover of the country by the … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: The Palestine Delusion on College Campuses

March 14, 2016 by Darius  “From the river to the sea, our country will be free!” That’s heard constantly at pro-Palestine protests and posted on social media. As a slogan, it’s pithy, quotable, and even catchy—and also something that should … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Saudi Arabia’s (Still) Abysmal Rights Record

Nov. 1, 2015 by Darius  Since 1988, the Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named after a Soviet dissident, has been awarded by the European Parliament to a democracy activist. In practice, receiving the Sakharov Prize generally means that … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “After 22 Years of Work, Mozambique Is Free of Land Mine Peril”

“After 22 Years of Work, Mozambique Is Free of Land Mine Peril” The New York Times, September 17, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/18/world/africa/after-22-years-of-work-mozambique-is-free-of-land-mine-peril.html “Once contaminated with tens of thousands of land mines from a legacy of war, Mozambique was officially declared cleansed of … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: (More) Prison Abuse in Egypt

Sept. 4, 2015 by Darius  When someone is sentenced to a prison term, it isn’t a death sentence. That’s the point. In Egypt, though, it doesn’t work that way. According to international rights groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: 2015 Trafficking in Persons, A Flawed Report

Aug. 4, 2015 by Darius  Every year, the US State Department publishes the Trafficking in Persons report, a major report grading every country in the world for its success, or lack thereof, at combating human trafficking.  The report is prepared … Continue reading

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