Human Rights

The Long Road to Justice for Sri Lanka Civil War Victims

Sri Lanka, cc Flickr Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Victims on both sides of the Sri Lanka civil war are still searching for closure.

What to Expect from the Trump-Xi Summit

Trump2015, cc Flickr Michael Vadon, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Which will prevail during President Trump’s visit to the Middle Kingdom – style or substance?

Iran Clergy Unrepentant as Power Transfers in the United States

iranusembassy, cc Flickr Kamyar Adl, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Iran’s clergy is still bragging following an ineffectual Iran nuclear deal.

Breaking Down US Relations with Ethiopia

Map of Ethiopia and region.

US relations with a longstanding ally in Ethiopia are being strained by growing instability and sectarian conflict.

Egypt’s War on Human Rights NGOs Escalates in New Verdict

A human rights protestor in Egypt carries an Egyptian flag.

The reopening of a 2011 case against human rights NGOs is just a legal pretext for state agencies to smear the only remaining voices which are critical of the government’s policies.

Rage over Sochi Anti-Gay Law Precisely What Putin Wants

Public Resistance to Anti Gay Law

Examining how Vladimir Putin has used Russia's anti-gay law to deflect other criticisms during the Sochi Games.

Europe and the Arab Spring that Never Sprung

Map and flag of European Union

Examining the link between European identity and the Arab Spring.

Nation Building & Police Reform: Lessons from Georgia

Georgian police officers block the entra

The world of today has no shortage of failed examples of top-down institution building, but that’s not to say that pulling a failed state back from the brink is an impossible feat.

Indonesia in the Shadow of Suharto’s Legacy

Indonesian policemen prepare to fire tea

It has been almost 15 years since Suharto stepped down as President of Indonesia. The country has since boasted unprecedented economic growth, maturing democratic values and a steady rise in living standards.

Indonesia: Middle Eastern Role Model?

Indonesia Lady Gaga

Indonesia has been held up as a role model that Middle Eastern countries could learn some lessons from when it comes to reconciling democracy with Islam.

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