Rwanda deportation plan: UK Supreme Court blocks asylum seekers plan

London CNN  —  The UK’s controversial plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda was ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court Wednesday, dealing a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s flagship migration policy and sparking a furious revolt from the right wing of British politics. The UK’s highest court ruled unanimously against the government, siding … Read more

German journalist dubbed the ‘Putin connoisseur’ had secret book deal with Russian oligarch

A German journalist who penned a bestseller and made an award-winning documentary about Russian President Vladimir Putin secretly agreed to be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by middlemen close to an oligarch to write a book about the Kremlin, according to a published report. The arrangement, uncovered in a new leak of financial records … Read more

Al-Shifa: Israeli troops and tanks raid Gaza’s largest hospital

CNN  —  Israel said its military launched a “targeted” operation against Hamas early Wednesday morning inside Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa, where thousands of Palestinians are believed to be sheltering. Conditions at the hospital, which has run out of fuel and is no longer considered operational, have deteriorated rapidly in recent days amid intense fighting, with … Read more

Integrated global assessment of the natural forest carbon potential

Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, Switzerland Lidong Mo, Constantin M. Zohner, Johan van den Hoogen, Leila Mirzagholi, Haozhi Ma, Colin Averill, Iris Hordijk, Chelsea Chisholm & Thomas W. Crowther Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA Peter B. Reich Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Peter … Read more

November 14 | Israeli military beats back Hamas in Gaza as Biden calls for Shifa hospital to be protected

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says that it is currently “carrying out a precise and targeted operation” in Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital on Wednesday morning, where Hamas terrorists have been operating. “The IDF is conducting a ground operation in Gaza to defeat Hamas and rescue our hostages,” the IDF’s statement read. “Israel is at war with … Read more

Proportionality in Self-Defense: A Brief Reply

Last week, I published an essay arguing that Israel’s military campaign in Gaza is inflicting disproportionate harm on civilians, and that Israel must either accept a ceasefire or drastically narrow its aims and methods. Needless to say, Israel did not accept a ceasefire, its aims have not changed, and its methods have grown more destructive. … Read more