Samuel Oakford is a journalist based at the United Nations in New York, where he was previously correspondent for VICE News. His work focuses on human rights, international law, drug policy and diplomacy. Prior to reporting, Samuel worked as a geographer.
Trump Gets 100 Countries to Sign On to His U.N. Drug War Plan, Ignoring Changing Thinking on Human Rights and Legalization
Some brutal regimes with draconian drug policies signed on — and a few allies balked at the Trump administration’s retrograde drug war push.
Trump Administration Plans U.N. Meeting to Ramp Up the International Drug War
Donald Trump plans to open the U.N. General Assembly with a meeting to rally likeminded countries to crack down on drugs.
Making a KillingHere’s Mike Pompeo’s Memo Justifying U.S. Assistance to Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s War in Yemen
A law passed by Congress requires the U.S. to certify that the Gulf coalition is working to minimize civilian casualties in Yemen.
Making a KillingConfidential U.N. Document Questions the Saudi Arabian Blockade That’s Starving Yemen
Saudi Arabia blocked shipments of humanitarian aid because it said rebels in Yemen were getting missiles from Iran.