News and Analysis 8/26/21

Palestinian medics reported at least 14 people were wounded, including five who were shot protesting a blockade “that has devastated Gaza’s economy and fueled an unemployment rate that hovers at approximately 50 percent”:

Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the Internet freely and evade government surveillance:

Jewish settlers “set fire to an olive grove in Burin town south of Nablus” as Palestinians in the West Bank continue to face frequent settler attacks and instances of vandalism:

An American official described conditions for refugees in U.S. custody as “a life-threatening humanitarian disaster.”

Iranian official Hamid Hosseini believes “the new Iranian government will significantly expand cooperation with the Taliban government” and that “Iran can easily double its trade with Afghanistan”:

After two years of struggling to get justice for the death of his wife, Rafiq Shagoo, has no faith in any justice from Indian police force or their colonial regime:

Amendments to the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act ban all aid to states that “were not signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and had nuclear weapons programs” yet Israel has continued to receive billions in aid:

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