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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

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…

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October 4, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
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,…

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June 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

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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…

December 7, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Five Questions on the U.S. Strategy on International Education

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

A first grade girl who attends the "Treinta y Tres Orientales" elementary school in Montevideo, works in the classroom August 22, 2008.

December 7, 2018

China
The Trump Administration Is Wrong About Chinese International Students

Once attracted to the many freedoms that American society offers, Chinese students and scholars are now struggling to find reasons to stay due to the Trump administration's new policies.

Students clap while Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a visit to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington, September 23, 2015.

October 27, 2018

Human Rights
Twentieth anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act

Twenty years ago today, October 27, 1998, the International Religious Freedom Act was signed into law. The Act established both an ambassador at large for international religious freedom in the De…

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.

December 7, 2018

Mexico
Global Conflict This Week: Mexico's New Security Plan

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

AMLO gestures during inauguration ceremony