Every week, GPII Interns and Fellows scour the global news to write about what is happening in a specific issue area or region. Each post includes multiple sources and gives a brief recount of a timely event. Check back regularly to see what GPII Interns and Fellows have written.

Dutch Parliamentarian Arrested Amid Fears of a Growing Dutch Narco-State

Amid rising fears of an imminent attack on the life of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Dutch police arrested Arnoud van Doorn, the leader of The Hague Unity Party. The Sunday arrest, which led to his detention for 30 hours, is a significant escalation in the rapidly increasing concern for the life of the […]
Posted December 15, 2021

Combatting Human Trafficking One Operation at a Time

As more human trafficking operations are uncovered in Florida, law enforcement agencies continue to investigate suspicious activity that leads to operations that help aid in the fight against human trafficking. In Tallahassee, Florida, one case resulted in over 170 arrests for multiple charges, including solicitation and trafficking of a minor, and indicted 19 defendants on […]
Posted December 7, 2021

The Nuclear Question in Iran

Ever since the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States has been at the forefront of several global initiatives to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Keeping such powerful destructive forces out of the hands of independent actors and countries with anti-American or anti-Western sentiments appears to be a primary goal. However, this has […]
Posted November 23, 2021

Democracy Denied: What Lead to the Violent Coup in Guinea

A relentless hail of gunfire outside the Guinean presidential palace announced the beginning of the violent military coup on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The capture of President Alpha Condé, now detained by his formerly trusted soldier, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, was met with shocked reactions and demands for his release from within Africa and around the […]
Posted October 8, 2021

The Corruption of Progress: What Caused the Riots in South Africa?

The imprisonment of former South African President Jacob Zuma has started the greatest surge of violence in the country since the introduction of democracy in 1994. Riots have rocked the streets of Johannesburg as Zuma’s supporters protest his arrest for contempt of court, and the fragile economy, already threatened by staggering COVID-19 infections and unemployment, […]
Posted August 24, 2021

The Assassination of Jovenel Moise: Haiti’s Controversial President

The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise on July 7, 2021 has ignited a spark fire of political unrest in the Caribbean country over the past month. His funeral occurred on July 23 and was preceded by protests against the murder. Citizens lit fires and demanded justice for their fallen leader, as the vacuum left […]
Posted August 3, 2021

Hong Kong Tightens Coronavirus Restrictions

Hong Kong has begun to tighten restrictions as coronavirus cases hit record highs (Reuters). Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam reported that more than 100 cases were reported on Sunday, the most since the pandemic began in late January (Reuters). The government has increased testing especially for individuals in high-risk areas (NYT). Social gatherings are now […]
Posted July 31, 2020

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