Coronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal Court
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Coronavirus Criminality: Bolsonaro and the International Criminal Court

This could be the stuff of fiction. But then again, many legal principles began, at some point or rather, in the sludge of speculation before hardening into legal briefs and prosecutorial documents. Holding heads of state to account for crimes against their people remains a perennial project with a patchy record. This is particularly the…

Hagia Sophia Is Still Symbolic of Christianity and Islam’s Shared History
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Hagia Sophia Is Still Symbolic of Christianity and Islam’s Shared History

Hagia Sophia’s conversion from a museum into a mosque has seen thousands and thousands of words committed to the page across the globe.  Most of it recycles the same information – that the great church was built in the sixth century under the Byzantine emperor Justinian, that it was converted to a mosque when Mehmed the Conqueror captured…

Foreign Interference in Elections: Is it Real or Just Political Noise?
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Foreign Interference in Elections: Is it Real or Just Political Noise?

A recently concluded British Parliamentary inquiry has determined that Russia may have interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, which resulted in the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. But, ironically, it also concluded that Russia might not have interfered given the fact that the British government never bothered to try to find…