Buddhist monks in Meiktila, Myanmar

Critical Analysis: Myanmar Religion Law Restricts Conversion and Criminalizes Adultery

09 March 2015

International organizations are outraged over proposed legislation being negotiated in the Myanmar Parliament which would require individuals to obtain government approval before converting to, or adopting, a new religion. Myanmar (Burma) is a primarily Theravada Buddhist nation of 54 million people with a generally poor, but improving, human rights record. President Obama has visited Myanmar […]

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A scientist works during an IVF process on Aug. 11, 2008.

Critical Analysis: UK Approves Law Allowing Conception of Three-Parent Babies

04 March 2015

In a bold and unprecedented move in the House of Commons, 382 Members of Parliament voted in favor of a technique that stops genetic diseases from being passed down from a mother to her child, with 182 members in opposition.  This technique uses the DNA from two women and one man to “create” a baby […]

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Critical Analysis: Sony Pictures’ “The Interview”— Freedom of Speech or Act of War?

26 February 2015

            The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco is a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un.  Bitterly offended by the film, North Korea called the content an “act of war.” North Korea began making threats during the summer of 2014, going so far as involving the […]

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Map of Internal Displacement Statistics in Ukraine

Critical Analysis: Responding to the Crisis Facing Internally Displaced People in Ukraine

20 February 2015

As fighting intensifies and peace talks remain on rocky ground, the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine increases with each day that passes. One aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is the massive surge in numbers of internally displaced people. Reports of nearly 600,000 asylum seekers fleeing Ukraine, do not include the nearly one million internally displaced […]

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North America Soil Moisture Projection Graphic

Critical Analysis: Reframing Climate Change

14 February 2015

In November of 2014, The Group of Twenty (G20) met in Brisbane Australia to discuss the state of the global economy.  Global growth, climate change, and tax avoidance were among the major issues discussed.  The Australian delegation contested the inclusion of a statement on the climate which is reflective of the recent repeal of their […]

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Senate Intelligence Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Critical Analysis: Distinguishing Obama’s Drone Program from Bush’s Interrogation Program

22 January 2015

Hours before the “Torture Report” was release by the Senate, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush Michael Gerson wrote an op-ed where he called Senators Feinstein’s and Udall’s decisions to release the report reckless in what he referred to as “a massive dump of intelligence.” In making his argument, Mr. Gerson misconstrues principles of […]

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Ukraine's flag next to the NATO flag.

Critical Analysis: Russia seeks “100% Guarantee” Ukraine will not join NATO

14 January 2015

November 25, 2014 A spokesman for Russian president Vladimir Putin told the BBC on Tuesday that Russia was nervous about NATO’s expansion towards its borders, and called for the West to make a “100% guarantee that no one would think about Ukraine joining NATO.” This may be the first time that the Russian government has […]

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Qatar accepts award in 2010 to host FIFA World Cup 2022

Critical Analysis: Qatari Employment Law and the 2022 World Cup

15 December 2014

November 18, 2014 By far, some of the major cost factors that are associated with hosting the World Cup tournament consist of spending on the development of infrastructure, improvement of transportation system and various tourism related accommodations. In the case of Qatar, however, the variable that would have to be factored into the final equation […]

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Demonstrators hold a sign advocating dual custody rights for divorced parents in Japan.

Critical Analysis: Parents get “left behind” due to Japan’s hesitance

01 December 2014

November 17, 2014 In 2013, Japan joined the Hague convention on the civil aspects of child abduction. The convention took effect on April 1, 2014. In October 2014, a child has been returned to his father. The boy was born in Germany to a German father and a Japanese mother. He lived in Germany until […]

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Critical Analysis: Colombia’s FARC Admits That Its Role in the Civil War “Affected Citizens”

26 November 2014

November 15, 2014 Colombia’s largest rebel group, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), recently acknowledged that its actions have affected citizens in the nearly 50 years of internal conflict.  This is the first admission of this kind by FARC.  Going further, Farc has stated that its rebels are ready to take responsibility for their actions […]

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