Category: Human rights

Arab Spring 2.0? Five lessons from 2011

     

The conditions that spurred the Arab uprisings, including government corruption, failed economies and deteriorating social services, have only intensified in many countries, exacerbated by 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic, notes analyst Megan O’Toole…. Read more »

A Power for Good: How international solidarity can tackle human rights abuses

     

How effective are international diplomacy and civic advocacy in countering human rights abuses? Iran and Cuba offer two prime opportunities where the Biden administration can prioritize human freedom by making… Read more »

China’s ruling CCP faces ‘long-term struggle’: Xinjiang an ‘untenable operating environment’

     

The four-day plenum of China’s Communist Party (CCP) is being held amid a deteriorating global economy, historically tense ties between China and the US, and an increasingly difficult international environment… Read more »

‘Democracy Under Lockdown’: COVID19’s repression pandemic

     

  The world’s democracies are showing signs of strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Freedom House analysis. The report, titled Democracy Under Lockdown, says “the COVID-19 pandemic has… Read more »

China at a Crossroads: pandemic shifting ‘from a war for survival to a war of ideology’

     

As Russia and China unleash an online wave of disinformation about COVID-19, the pandemic is shifting “from a war for survival to a war of ideas and a war of… Read more »