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.

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in The Russia-Ukraine Crisis


After the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, 2022, many have evacuated from their homes. According to the United Nations, as of March 18th, more than 3 million people have been forced to flee Ukraine, and there are over 1.9 million people internally displaced (United Nations Ukraine). UNICEF has estimated that more than 1.5 […]
Posted May 11, 2022

Hope for Ukraine: the Impacts of the Russo-Ukrainian War


Since January of this year, rising tensions between the Russian state and NATO allies have surged regarding Ukraine. In 2014, a Russian invasion of Crimea demonstrated that President Vladimir Putin was willing to take a military intervention, if necessary, to diminish the expansion of NATO interest in Eastern Europe (Ignatius 2022). As stated by President […]
Posted May 5, 2022


China’s Uyghur Situation and the 2022 Winter Olympics


The 2022 Winter Olympics were recently held in Beijing, China, which caused some countries to refuse to send diplomatic delegates to the games, including the United States. This conflict stems from the current human rights violations China are potentially engaging in. The focus of these violations includes the detainment of over one million Uyghurs and […]
Posted March 31, 2022

The United States Response to the Ongoing Domestic Terrorism Issue


On January 11th, 2022, the United States Justice Department announced the creation of a specialized unit with a focus on domestic terrorism. This announcement comes only a little over a year after the January 6th riot on the Capitol Building. The riot exemplified the serious issue of domestic extremism within the United States and brought […]
Posted March 17, 2022

Bringing Awareness to Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in Australia


Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery is an issue in Australia, like much of the developed world. To give some context on the numbers for trafficking in the country, the Global Slavery Index (GSI) has estimated that 15,000 people are living in modern slavery in Australia. The GSI also estimated that Australia consumes about $A15.7 billion […]
Posted March 3, 2022

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

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