Euros 2020: England’s Loss and Ensuing Racism Show a National Symbol Caught in a Global Movement

England’s loss in the 2020 Euros and ensuing racism against the team’s Black players has cast a light on the conflict between a national symbol and a surrounding global movement.

Myanmar Military Coup: An Ensuing Crisis of Democracy

On 1 February, Myanmar’s military enacted a coup against the ruling NLD party, detaining former State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. The military’s removal of the elected government has showcased Myanmar’s democracy crisis.

Russian Protest: Anti-Corruption, Pro-Navalny, and Violent

On January 23rd, protests across Russia demanded Alexei Navalny’s release from detainment, and called out the corruption unveiled in his latest investigation. The demonstrations grew quickly in size and in violence, instantly attracting international attention.

Ethiopia Tigray Crisis: Where are the Human Rights of It All?

Ethiopia’s domestic conflict in Tigray continues to endanger the human rights of its civilians. Yet, protections of these rights place the government at odds with determining its own sovereignty.