Four Students Arrested in Hong Kong for 'Inciting Secession'.

August 05, 2020

Hong Kong authorities recently arrested four students, ages 16 to 21, for announcing on social media that they were setting up an organisation that advocates Hong Kong independence, which, under Beijing's New Security Law, is considered a crime.

House Republicans Seek Information about Foreign Funding of U.S. Universities

August 05, 2020

After an Education Department investigation that "uncovered over $6.5 billion of previously unreported foreign donations," ranking members in Congress requested answers from universities including Harvard and Yale about gifts from China, Russia, Qatar, Iran, and Saudi Arabian businesses and governments.

Ekins: It's Time to Rein in the UK Supreme Court

August 05, 2020

Oxford legal scholar Richard Ekins has expressed support for the creation of a group of UK barristers and academic lawyers, led by Lord Fauks QC, former minister of state for justice, to examine the practice of judicial review and claims of judicial overreach by the UK Supreme Court.

Turkey's Islamists Reject Secularism and Hint at Caliphate

August 05, 2020

As Turkey's Islamist government converted the Hagia Sophia World Heritage Site into a mosque, the country's President is openly rejecting secularism as a sociopolitical mode and the government's base is hinting at a reinstatement of the caliphate. 

 

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  • U.S. Senator Seeks to Limit Use of Controversial 1619  Curriculum in Public Schools

    August 10, 2020

    U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has introduced legislation to prohibit the use of federal funds to teach the New York Times 1619 project curriculum, expressing concern that the series of essays, podcasts, and other media argues that America's founding and development is rooted in the 1619 appearance of African slaves in the British settlement at Jamestown, not in the natural law and republican democratic principles of 1776.

     
  • Barr: U.S. Faces "Urban Guerilla Warfare"

    August 10, 2020

    During an interview with FoxNews commentator Mark Levin, U.S. Attorney General Bob Barr revealed that leftist groups, such as Antifa, are engaging in "urban guerrilla warfare" to advance a "secular religion" that will result in undermining the classical liberal values that have undergirded American democracy.

     
  • Four Students Arrested in Hong Kong for 'Inciting Secession'.

    August 04, 2020

    Hong Kong authorities recently arrested four students, ages 16 to 21, for announcing on social media that they were setting up an organisation that advocates Hong Kong independence, which, under Beijing's New Security Law, is considered a crime.

     
 
 
  • Politico: British Citizens Resident in the EU Will Have Expanded Right to Movement Privileges

    August 10, 2020

    According to Politico, European Commission officials have confirmed that, subject to some limitations, British citizens who moved to the EU before the end of 2020 will be able to settle in a different country within the bloc, a development which expands the right to movement granted to UK citizens under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

     
  • Ekins: It's Time to Rein in the UK Supreme Court

    August 05, 2020

    Oxford legal scholar Richard Ekins has expressed support for the creation of a group of UK barristers and academic lawyers, led by Lord Fauks QC, former minister of state for justice, to examine the practice of judicial review and claims of judicial overreach by the UK Supreme Court.

     
  • Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine Form an Alliance to Strengthen Regional Cooperation

    August 04, 2020

    Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine have announced the creation of the Lublin Triangle, a new platform for increasing cooperation in security, economic, and political matters, which is designed to strengthen their mutual national relations and with the European Union and NATO.

     
 
  • IS Jailbreak in Afghanistan Underscores Active & Diverse Radical Islamist Ecosystem in South Asia

    August 10, 2020

    The Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP), the Afghan franchise of IS, staged a major prison breakout for ISKP and Taliban extremists in the country’s eastern province bordering Pakistan, an indication of the resilient, active, and diverse ecosystem of jihadist groups cooperating in the Afghanistan-Pakistan space of South Asia. 

     
  • IS Genocide Against Yazidi Imperils Religious Minority Community

    August 10, 2020

    The Islamic State’s (IS) genocide committed against the Yazidi religious minority of northern Iraq’s Sinjar region has left the ancient community’s survival in peril, as the small number of survivors continue to live in refugee camps, families are fragmented by IS’ murder of male heads of households, women formerly enslaved by IS fighters struggle with trauma, and the children of rape of Yazidi women by IS captors confront rejection from the Yazidi community. 

     
  • Turkey's Islamists Reject Secularism and Hint at Caliphate

    August 05, 2020

    As Turkey's Islamist government converted the Hagia Sophia World Heritage Site into a mosque, the country's President is openly rejecting secularism as a sociopolitical mode and the government's base is hinting at a reinstatement of the caliphate.