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Controversy On State Department Report On Human Rights

The U.S. State Department recently released a document titled ‘Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights’, with the purpose of clarifying and assessing the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy. Immediately, a coalition of over 200 human rights groups, former government officials, and academic experts released a letter condemning the report, saying it …

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Today’s Land Mines May be smarter, but bringing them back is still a mistake

               In 1997, the use, manufacture, and stockpiling of anti-personal land mines was banned via what’s commonly referred to as the Ottowa Treaty. This was mostly as a reaction to the horrific damage land mines cause to civilians. Land mines are cheap and easy to deploy, and armies are able to scatter tens of thousands …

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Why We Can’t Target Iranian Cultural Sites

            As tensions with Iran rise, Donald Trump today threatened to retaliate against 52 potential Iranian targets should that country strike the United States. Evidently included on that list are non-military targets such as cultural sites. This has been harshly (and correctly) criticized by numerous military figures and political rivals as a war crime.             …

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Migrants Don’t Deserve Death

Immigration into the United States over the Southern border is currently the source of major political controversy. Legally, the people crossing into the country are divided into two groups: Refugees and migrants. Those who face persecution at home due to certain legally defined reasons are refugees whom the United States becomes legally obligated to shelter. …

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Trump Can’t Blame Asylum Seekers for Their Own Mistreatment

“Tell people not to come to our country illegally,” Trump told reporters. “That’s the solution. Don’t come to our country illegally. Come like other people do. Come legally.”   This is Donald Trump’s solution to the problem of separated families, given a few days ago when his administration missed the court imposed deadline for reuniting …

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