In the nearly three years that have passed since Myanmar’s coup d’état, the global media has shifted its attention to other crises, from the sudden withdrawal of Western forces from Afghanistan to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. But despite a lull in headlines, the turmoil that resulted from the coup remains life-altering for the generation [...]

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Two years ago this month, the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, thus launching a regime defined by its systematic disregard for human rights. In 2020, amid a comprehensive PR campaign ahead of its latest rise to power, a Taliban spokesperson vowed in an op-ed published by The New York Times: “I am confident that, liberated [...]

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Following the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, more than 400 academic staff and professors from various universities across the country, holding master’s and doctorate degrees, resigned from their positions or left Afghanistan due to the stringent policies of the Taliban. These dedicated individuals had worked diligently for years to obtain high academic qualifications with [...]

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Economist and foreign policy expert Jeffrey Sachs, a best selling author and director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development, has long argued that Russia’s hostility toward Ukraine was provoked by the U.S. vis-à-vis pushes for NATO expansion, military interventions, and other forms of meddling. In an interview with JURIST Assistant Editor Pitasanna Shanmugathas, Sachs [...]

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Hannah Neumann, a German member of the European Parliament (MEP) and an advocate for women’s rights, recently traveled to Afghanistan for the second consecutive year, gaining firsthand insights into the country’s devolution under Taliban rule. As a prominent figure in the European Parliament, her experiences on the ground and work within the legislative body shed [...]

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As the European Union (EU) continues to expand and deepen its integration process, some factions advocate for their respective countries’ withdrawal from the EU, or at the very least, resist further integration. Euroscepticism, which comes in numerous forms, has become firmly established and persistent throughout the EU. Multiple studies reveal that in the period of [...]

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Dr. Ewelina U. Ochab is a lawyer, human rights advocate, and author, as well as a co-founder of the Coalition for Genocide Response. She has collaborated with international and domestic partners to provide legal assistance to women at risk in Afghanistan and has been involved in evacuating 103 women at risk from the country. In [...]

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The most important consequence of the protests in Iran for the Iranian diaspora, a diaspora that has been largely unorganized and passive until now, is the opening of a new arena for it in socio-political life as part of Iranian society, even if it has not yet found its appropriate representation and organizational structures. The [...]

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The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) was established under the 2004 Constitution, which defined the powers and functions of the executive, judiciary, and legislative branches. Under it, the president was constitutionally considered the head of state with authority in the three branches mentioned above. As the head of state, the president had [...]

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January 6th Select Committee

On December 22, 2022, the US House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol released its 845-page Final Report. The Report described events leading up to, during, and in the aftermath of the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. It also set out information about the individuals who were involved [...]

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