An Educational Desert for the Rural (Kurdish) Women of Turkey

It is axiomatic that human and educational rights are inextricably intertwined. This belief is affirmed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and further detailed in the Convention against Discrimination in Education.[1] The European Convention on Human Rights states the right to education bluntly, “No person shall be denied the right to education.”[2] This provision … Read more

Crisis in the South Caucasus: Why NATO Allies Should Strive for Peace Between Azerbaijan and Armenia Following the Attack on Nagorno-Karabakh

On September 19, Azerbaijan launched an assault on Nagorno-Karabakh–an enclave within Azerbaijan’s territory in the South Caucasus that Armenian separatists had self-governed for decades.[1] In just 24 hours, Azerbaijan took control of the enclave and its weapons, prompting the exodus of almost all of Nagorno-Karabakh’s population.[2] The enclave’s population was almost entirely ethnic Armenian, and … Read more

The Net-Zero Solution: Corporate Power Purchase Agreements in Southeast Asia

A corporate power purchase agreement (“cPPA”) is a long-term contract under which industrial consumers agree to buy some or all of its electricity directly from a renewable energy generator or developer instead of buying from licensed electricity suppliers.[1] cPPAs increase corporate investment in the renewable energy sector while simultaneously providing substantial power consumers an efficacious … Read more