Foreign Policy Blogs

Human Rights

The Fog of Politics and Denied Justice

The Fog of Politics and Denied Justice

Establishing the facts in an objective review could possibly achieve some form of justice for victims of war crimes and genocide.

read more

How the U.S. Sentiment Towards Refugees Shifted

How the U.S. Sentiment Towards Refugees Shifted

40 years ago, two million Vietnamese refugees resettled in the U.S. FPA spoke to Vietnamese-Americans to see how U.S. sentiment towards refugees has changed.

read more

‘Reality Presidency’ and New Diplomacy

‘Reality Presidency’ and New Diplomacy

The recent public execution of political correctness in the U.S. and elsewhere in the West had an unintended consequence: removing the curtain of hypocrisy.

read more

The Normalization of Policies that Ignore Genocide

The Normalization of Policies that Ignore Genocide

2017 will either be the year in which governments decide to stop genocide in the Middle East or allow these atrocities to be normalized.

read more

The Blasphemy Behind Blasphemy in Pakistan

The Blasphemy Behind Blasphemy in Pakistan

Until the masses are continually led to believe that the honor of Islam is theirs to protect, legislation will not solve extrajudicial killing.

read more

Nadia Murad, Genocide and the Post U.S. Election

Nadia Murad, Genocide and the Post U.S. Election

Although NGOs have pushed to help Yazidis, it has been extremely difficult to get governments to even acknowledge the ongoing atrocities.

read more

At the Brink of Extinction, They are Asking for America’s Help

At the Brink of Extinction, They are Asking for America’s Help

It is not unreasonable to think that all minorities will be wiped out of the Middle East very soon, simply because of our lack of interest.

read more

Niger Migrant Workers Vulnerable Overseas

Niger Migrant Workers Vulnerable Overseas

Niger remains a source, transit, and destination country for men, women and children trafficked into various forms of modern day slavery.

read more

Islamophobia and Radicalized Perceptions

Islamophobia and Radicalized Perceptions

The current American presidential election has placed Islam and Muslims on the center stage of a nasty campaign politics.

read more

Modern Slavery at Sea

Modern Slavery at Sea

The discovery of unpaid seamen trapped on an offshore oil supply vessel highlights the links between forced labor and the formal, legal global economy.

read more

Protecting Citizens, Vulnerable Groups and The Social Contract

Protecting Citizens, Vulnerable Groups and The Social Contract

The social contract outlines the responsibility of a government to keep their citizenry safe and healthy within reasonable measures.

read more

Migration and Cosmopolitan Integration

Migration and Cosmopolitan Integration

The sentiment of anti-migration scapegoating, amplified by demagogues in Western societies, has diverged their citizens’ attitudes towards migrants.

read more

Paradoxical Legacy of a ‘Human Rights Icon’

Paradoxical Legacy of a ‘Human Rights Icon’

“It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews.” -Albert Einstein

read more

#TryBeatingMeLightly

#TryBeatingMeLightly

A couple of weeks ago, Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology issued its proposed amendments to the Protection of Women Against Violence Bill of 2015. They recommend husbands to “lightly beat” their wives in certain circumstances.

read more

Thoughts on Modern Tragedies

Thoughts on Modern Tragedies

It seems as if every speech has already been given and every opportunity has already presented itself to urge solutions to these problems.

read more

americasdiplomats_socialmediaasset