What’s the Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Iran?

Ever since Trump has taken the office, he’s been pulling every string possible to put Iran under as much pressure as he can to get what he wants. The sanctions and threats have been increasing nonstop, growing tighter and tighter around the people in Iran.  What has the result been? The government of Iran has…


#IraqProtests: Why Iraq Needs Us to Pay Attention

As a media and internet blackout continues to blanket Iraq, those who are able to are taking to social media when they can to shed some light on the protests — and the brutal, violent crackdown that followed — as the Iraqi people take to the streets. Their ongoing demands for access to basic human…


Sudan’s Revolution: Here’s Why the Fight Isn’t Over

On December 19, 2018, demonstrations broke out all over Sudan. Initially, people were protesting the rising price of bread, an essential food item to many Sudanese, and astronomical increases in living costs. Living under al-Bashir’s rule for nearly three decades, the Sudanese people have been caught between two difficult choices: rise up and fight the…


Why Rashida Tlaib Isn’t Here for Your Hypocrisy

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has occupied headlines after issuing an unwavering call for the impeachment of President Trump. Speaking to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters after her historic swearing-in, the freshman lawmaker relayed a conversation with her son in which she boldly claimed that “We’re going to impeach the motherf***er!” After her comments, the room…


Ethiopia Nominates a Cabinet Where Half the Ministers are Women

Besides women winning half of Ethiopia’s cabinet roles, Ethiopia just made history this past Thursday by electing its first female president.  The newly-elected president, Sahle-Work Zewde, is Africa’s only female head of state, and promised to work to build a “society that rejects the oppression of women.”