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Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed 81 men in one day for charges ranging from terrorism to holding “deviant beliefs,” according to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior. According to a statement issued by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), these individuals were convicted of several crimes. This included murdering innocent men, women and children. Some of the [...]

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The Russian-Ukrainian crisis started to deteriorate in early 2021 when Ukraine arrested pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk on allegations of conspiring a coup d’etat, and Russia initiated military exercises near the Ukrainian border. Russia is the second-largest oil producer, trailing only the United States, and the third-leading oil exporter, behind Saudi Arabia and the United Arab [...]

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“Deterrence is not just a matter of military capabilities. It has a great deal to do with perceptions of credibility.” – Herman Kahn, Thinking About the Unthinkable in the 1980s (1984) Abstract: Theoretic assessments of Israel’s nuclear strategy – especially ones concerning a prospective shift from “deliberate nuclear ambiguity” to “selective nuclear disclosure” – generally [...]

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Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews on Thursday announced that the Australian government intends to list the entirety of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas as a terrorist organization under the Australian criminal code.  Founded in 1987, Hamas was originally a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Sunni Islamist organization founded in Egypt by Islamic scholar Hassan al-Bannain in 1928. [...]

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The African Union (AU) Monday suspended Burkina Faso in response to the January 24 military coup ousting President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. The Peace and Security Council, the AU’s standing decision-making organ for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts, announced its decision “to suspend the participation of Burkina Faso in all AU activities until [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a Staff Correspondent for JURIST in Kabul offers observations on what appears so far to be international non-recognition of the Taliban government. For privacy and security reasons we are withholding his name [...]

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