Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Tough on Immigration" Means Boon To Private Detention Industry, But Not Without Controversy

This article from The New York Times sheds light on how some international security companies have been capitalizing on the more aggressive approach to immigration by countries.  The article addresses how the increased crackdowns by countries such as the U.S., Britain, and Australia, have led to a lucrative private detention industry, which sometimes leads to drastic consequences on detainees. Read the complete article by Nina Bernstein: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/world/asia/getting-tough-on-immigrants-to-turn-a-profit.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&hp  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Women Can Now Vote in Saudi Arabia ... in 2015.

According to a story on Huffington Post, by Abdullah Al-Shihri and Hamza Hendawi, published on September 25, 2011, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has issued a decree allowing, for the first time, that women be allowed to vote and run in local elections.  This is somewhat of a muted victory for women, however, considering that women will not be allowed to vote until the 2015 elections, and there will be elections before then in which women will not be allowed to be participants.

Read to complete story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/25/saudi-women-can-vote-in-national-election_n_979829.html?ir=Women

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Guest Articles for Blogs

I recently received an inquiry as to whether I would accept guest articles for publication on this site.  The answer is absolutely!!  Please feel free to submit articles to: aappiah.1@netzero.com.  All submissions must be your original content.  The articles must be related to the topics of this blog.  I will make the final determination as to what articles will be published on this site.  Please include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and a small bio about yourself and your interests in the subjects of this blog.  A current picture would also be appreciated for publication with the article, but is not required.