Something’s Happening and You Don’t Know What It Is, Do You, Mr. Sisi

by Joe Stork The last week of September saw street protests in the Cairo neighborhoods of Warraq and Giza as well as other cities, involving scores and in some cases hundreds of people chanting for the ouster of Egyptian President… Continue Reading  

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  

“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  

Digital Authoritarianism Is Rising in the Middle East

by Samuel Woodhams Months ago, despite clear evidence to the contrary, President Donald Trump claimed that “nobody has directly pointed a finger” at Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. When pressed by… Continue Reading