Climate Change: Human Security is in the Hands of the G7

In recent years, our understanding of the climate crisis has evolved beyond a singular environmental perspective to a complex, multifaceted approach that recognizes the broader implications of climate change. Evidence shows that climate change significantly impacts long-term human security by undermining the livelihoods of people, compromising their cultural values and identities, perpetuating internal displacement and forced migration, and challenging the ability of states to overcome insecurity.

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Thailand Cracks Down on Continued Anti-Government Protests 

On March 8, Thailand’s Bangkok Criminal Court detained three pro-democracy activists  on the charge of insulting the monarchy, according to Human Rights Watch. Al Jazeera states   that 15 other protesters were indicted over attending anti-government rallies on charges of sedition and disobeying a ban on public assemblies.

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The Intersection of Language, Power, and Society: Dr. Amelia Tseng Talks About the Role of Language in International Relations

“Language is like water for fish or air for humans; we can’t live without it and it’s everywhere,” states Dr. Amelia Tseng, an award-winning linguist, professor of world languages and culture at American University, and researcher at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The World’s Largest Democracy in Peril: Changing Tides of Politics in India

India represents the world’s largest democracy, with an approximate population of 1.3 billion people residing in the country. Since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, came into power in 2014, there has been a fundamental reshaping of Indian politics with an increasing trend towards undemocratic governance.

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Controversy over the Use of Cluster Bomb Weapons in Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

The international community are raising concerns over the recent discovery of the use of cluster bomb weapons in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. On October 28, a strike over the Nagorno-Karabakh region was flagged by Azerbaijan, which accused Armenia of using cluster bombs in a civilian area. Wednesday’s attack killed 21 civilians and injured 70, The BBC estimates.

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Outrage from Human Rights Activists after Russia and China Elected on UN Human Rights Council

Russia and China won seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council on October 13, causing outrage among human rights activists, while Saudi Arabia failed to secure a seat. While Russia and Cuba ran unopposed, Saudi Arabia and China were in a five-way race, with Pakistan receiving 169 votes, Uzbekistan 164, Nepal 150, China 139, and Saudi Arabia just 90 votes. 

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Amnesty International Halts Work in India, Citing Government Pushbacks

International human rights group Amnesty International recently announced that they are halting operations in India and laying off all staff due to the Government of India freezing the organization’s bank accounts and forcing all ongoing campaigns and research work to be paused. In their statement, the organization condemned this action, calling it the latest action in a continued “witch-hunt” of human rights organizations by the Government of India.

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