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Kaitlyn Brown

Kerry Addressed Jerusalem Tensions

Kaitlyn Brown, Diplomacy Fellow

On November 5th, Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel, the first time it had done so since the two countries signed a peace treaty in 1994 (BBC). Tensions between the countries have escalated due to conflict over the al-Shariff/Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem that is considered the third holiest site in Islam and the holiest […]

Grace Parker

13 Indian Women Die Due to Contaminated Medicines

Grace Parker, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow

Thirteen Indian women have died after sterilization surgery at a family planning “camp” in Chhattisgarh, one of India’s poorest states. Over twenty women remain in intensive care, and the death toll is expected to rise. Tainted or substandard drugs are suspected in the deaths and the owners of the drug factories have been summoned for […]

Ashley Winnop

Security Buffer along Sinai-Gaza Strip

Ashley Winnop, Intern, Middle East

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared to increase security along the border of Gaza as a response to Islamic threats, including an unclaimed attack two weeks ago that left at least 33 security officers dead (Reuters). Sisi announced on October 28th, that he plans to create a security buffer zone to prevent insurgent militants and weapons […]


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