While all of these are important steps, they are long overdue, and much more can be done — like blocking arms sales to the Saudis — to hold the Kingdom accountable for its crimes. As the Saudi activists who remain behind bars can attest, the Saudi monarchy, particularly under the tyrannical rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is not an “indispensable” U.S. partner.
When innocents are killed by American bombs dropped from American-made planes that are kept in the air by American contractors, Yemeni civilians understandably associate the U.S with the carnage being imposed on them from above.
The US needs to support human rights policies critical to fair elections: freedom of expression, freedom of political association, and participation and freedom of the press. Social media is essential and central to exercising many of these human rights in the lead up to elections.
Supporting democratic forces in Africa is an ideal way to improve election processes, but given the US’ own weaknesses with voter suppression and related issues, how can Washington help?
President Biden must ask himself if he will stand with most of his constituents and a majority of countries worldwide to support mass production of vaccines—or uphold the profit motivations of big pharmaceutical companies.
I knew white supremacy before I could name it. I assume this is common among first generation Asian Americans and most people of color in the United States. Though we admit and acknowledge it to varying degrees, I think most of us have walked alongside and inside of it for our entire lives.
If President Sisi’s administration continues its slide toward autocracy, the Biden administration should send a clear message that security assistance is not unconditional.
What began as a women’s rights protest in response to Poland’s latest abortion restrictions erupted into the largest public demonstrations against the Polish government since 1989 only a few weeks ago.