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November 21, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Amnesty International and Hamas

The current conflict between Hamas (and other terrorist groups) and Israel has brought out the worst  in Amnesty International. Amnesty has taken a position that can only be called anti-Israel, treat…

October 7, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
new-amnesty-international-report-profiles-nigeria-police-abuse New amnesty International Report Profiles Nigeria Police Abuse

On September 21, 2016, Amnesty International (UK) issued a report profiling human rights abuses by Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The elite police unit was established to respond to a s…

October 4, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa - Nigeria Explosion at School Amnesty International on Student and Teacher Killings in Northern Nigeria

The horror of student and teacher killings in Nigeria is amplified by Amnesty International’s almost clinical recounting and enumerating of their deaths at the hands of radical jihadists. Its report,…

June 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian Army Amnesty International Calls for International Criminal Court Prosecution of Nigerian Military

In a long expected report, Amnesty International has claimed that the Nigerian security services have detained 20,000 men and boys since 2009 and that 7,000 of those detainees died in detention under…

May 28, 2015

Israel
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Question of Hamas, Gaza, and Israel

Amnesty International has just issued a report on human rights violations by Hamas in Gaza during last year’s conflict between Hamas and Israel.  It has garnered a great deal of attention, in part be…

September 11, 2018

International Criminal Court
National Security Adviser John Bolton speaking at a forum hosted by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies in Washington. International Criminal Court Plays Important Role in Global Rule of Law

This week, White House national security adviser John Bolton attacked the International Criminal Court. Instead, he should be supporting this important institution.

July 12, 2018

Israel
The Sad Fate of the Socialist International

Once upon a time, the Socialist International was an extraordinary organization. Founded in 1951 as a successor to various prior socialist groups, it was staunchly democratic and anti-Communist, and …

June 26, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Barkey: Amnesty Can Sharply Undercut Iraqi Insurgency

Henri Barkey, a Middle East expert at Lehigh University, says Iraqi plans for an amnesty can seriously undercut the Iraqi insurgency.

July 30, 2018

Iran
Fuel tanker Bahia Damas is docked to unload its shipment of fuel at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, Yemen December 24, 2017. Free Flow of Oil, Strait of Hormuz, and Policing International Sea Lanes

The premium appears to be creeping back into international oil prices as markets wait to see who will be policing the sea lanes in the aftermath of a Saudi announcement that it would temporarily halt…

September 17, 2018

Space
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station captures a photo of a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. The Right Way to Achieve Security in Space

The United States needs to champion international cooperation and work toward collective rather than unilateral security in outer space.