Sectarian Oppression in Bahrain

Bahrain’s politics is characterized by sectarian dispute between the Sunni and Shia populations. Shia Muslims make up a majority of Bahrain’s population, constituting seventy-three percent of the total, while Sunni Muslims make up twenty-one percent. The rift between Sunni and…

In A Vacuum: The Business of Trading in People in Libya

Many humanitarian activists are calling on the international community to combat the growing human trafficking network in Libya. Volatility and political infighting in the country have complicated international humanitarian efforts, prompting stronger calls to coordinate, support, and enhance Libya’s capability…

Egypt’s Guantanamo: Scorpion Prison

After Egypt’s first freely elected president was replaced in 2013 with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as many as 60,000 Egyptians and foreigners have been arrested. They are now political prisoners in a “widespread crackdown on Egypt’s civil society.” This upsurge has…