Shrinking Religious Freedom in Europe

By: McKenna Ross Religious freedom in developing countries is often in doubt. But it is not often thought that religious freedom is restricted in developed countries, such as those in Europe. Increasingly, the freedom of followers of the Islamic faith are being restricted due to islamophobia. In addition, women are often the target of restrictive…

The Global Rise of Nationalism

By McKenna Ross Nationalism is an ideology that strongly identifies with one’s own nation and vigorously supports its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of those of other nations. Consequently, it is often equated with distrust of foreigners and a desire for greater immigration control. This ideology is on the rise around the world,…

Backgrounder: Independent Tribunal on Organ Harvesting in China

By McKenna Ross After months of collecting documentary evidence and holding hearings, an independent people’s tribunal recently concluded that the Chinese government is likely guilty of harvesting the organs of Falun Gong and Uighur Muslim prisoners, minorities that are repeatedly targeted by the Chinese government. Based on their reporting, Falun Gong is a spiritual group…

Tensions in Kashmir: The Beginning of the Fifth Indo-Pakistan War?

By: McKenna Ross On February 14, 2019, a suicide bomber killed 40 paramilitary Indians in the Kashmir region of India. The Indian government accused the Jaish-i-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based militant group, of the attack, but Pakistan denied the group’s presence in its country.  Pakistan was willing to cooperate in an investigation, but India chose a more…