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Jessica Rodriguez

Indian Prime Minister to meet Obama at White House

Jessica Rodriguez, India Fellow

U.S. Officials have confirmed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, where he will meet with President Barack Obama for two days. The two leaders will discuss a wide range of bilateral and strategic issues, including economic growth (The Economic Times). Regional issues, including current developments in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, will […]

Rachel Wilder

Bahrain Urged to Free Human Rights Activist

Rachel Wilder, Isle of Man Small Countries Fellow

International organizations, including the United Nations and the Human Rights Watch, recently called on Bahrain to free Maryam al-Khawaja and other jailed human rights activists (HRW). Khawaja was taken into custody on August 30, 2014 when she arrived in her home country of Bahrain to visit her incarcerated father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja (Aljazeera). Mr. al-Khawaja is one […]

Grace Parker

John Kerry in Iraq for Talks on IS

Grace Parker, Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Baghdad on Wednesday as part of his Middle East tour for building political and financial support in defeating Islamic State (IS) militants who currently control portions of Iraq and Syria (New York Times). Iraq’s new Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, was sworn in only two days prior to Kerry’s […]

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