Normalizing Domestic Oppression

by Alessandro Regio This year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Turkmenistan, was a reaffirmation that the organization has come a long way from its relatively humble beginnings in the mid-1990’s. Iran came closer to joining the bloc, while Russia… Continue Reading  

What Do Iranian Human Rights Activists Want from the West?

by Nader Hashemi What do Iranian human rights activists want from the international community, the West in particular? What guidelines should be followed that can better support their heroic efforts? As someone who has written on the topic and spent… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Wall is Alive in Hungary, which is why Orban is befriending Assad

by Nicolai Due-Gundersen “You’re respected all over Europe,” Trump insisted when meeting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the White House in May 2019. For his part, Orban confirmed that his views on immigration were aligned with Trump’s border wall… Continue Reading  

“Never Again,” Yet Again and Again

by Henry Siegman It is well over half a century since the Nazi perpetrators of the Holocaust were tried in Nuremburg, and a decade and a half since the International Criminal Court was launched following the crimes committed in Rwanda and… Continue Reading  

Behind Islamophobia Is a Global Movement of Anti-Semites

by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed The global rise of white nationalist violence proves that the threat of fascism is not just about one community — it threatens all communities: white people, black people, Muslims, Jews, and beyond. The spate of mass shootings… Continue Reading