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Militarizing Women’s Rights in Jordan

Militarizing Women’s Rights in Jordan

Women’s rights activists in Jordan understood that making progress on women’s rights legislation was contingent on navigating a militarized political landscape where a protectionist narrative of women’s rights would make legislation more likely to pass.

Poland Wants To Increase Defense Spending & More U.S. Troops

Poland Wants To Increase Defense Spending & More U.S. Troops

The Polish President has recently expressed a desire to increase the country's military spending and has been petitioning Washington for a permanent U.S. base and more troops. Peace Science has identified the unfortunate concessions countries often make in the name of "security".   

United States Withdraws From Human Rights Council, Hypocrisy Prevails

United States Withdraws From Human Rights Council, Hypocrisy Prevails

The U.S. cited the HRC's criticism of Israeli violence against Palestinians and the need for HRC members to increase their commitment to human rights as their reason for leaving. Though, the track record of U.S. foreign and domestic policy reveal the hypocrisy of their withdrawal.