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…

Venezuela: On the Brink

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the situation in Venezuela is getting worse. This once wealthy nation is precipitously descending into the realm of becoming a failed state through a slow conversion from a quasi-democratic nation into a full-blown dictatorship,…

Iranian Brain Drain: A Human Rights Approach

In the past two decades, educated and highly skilled individuals have comprised a sizeable portion of international migration, known colloquially as ‘brain drain,’ mostly from developing nations to developed countries. In the early 2000s, Iran’s student news agency, ISNA, reported…