Iran Speaks: The Regime’s Time Is Up

Saffy Mirghani Over the last few decades of Iran’s political history, the country has periodically experienced surges of social unrest that have developed into either riotous insurgency or full-blown revolution, respectively dissolved by the iron fist of the regime or appropriated by high-handed political groups. The most recent waves of revolt that have seen tens…

Insight: Bangladesh’s Ship-Breaking Industry

Eshi Vaz provides an insight into the dangers inherent in Bangladesh’s Ship-Breaking Industry. Where ships go to die, many struggle for survival “We know we come to work with coffins attached to our backs” Chittagong, one of Bangladesh’s largest port cities has long been the burial ground of the world’s old and broken ships, serving…

Sri Lanka: a buried legacy of human rights abuse?

Sri Lanka. As an island of rich cultural magnetism and spectacular natural beauty, it is no surprise that this country thrives as a tourist destination. In recent years, the government has begun to welcome in visitors to its stunning, once off-limits northern shores and beaches for the first time. But these areas of astounding beauty…