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…

Turkey’s Crossroads

An attempted coup occurred on July 15, 2016 in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. Segments of the Turkish army declared martial law during the early evening of July 15 and announced they had taken control of the government. The rogue faction of…