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The Syrian War Is Normalizing The Weaponization Of Health Care

Xavier Symons, University of Notre Dame Australia Few events in Syria have attracted as much attention as the alleged chemical weapon attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun. The callous use of biological agents to target civilians is aShow More Summary

Hungary's Bill On Civil Society Funding Is A Harsh Blow For European Democracy

An age-old tactic Targeting funding is becoming an increasingly widely used tactic to restrict civil society. The International Centre for Non-Profit Law found that 36 percent of restrictive civil society laws enacted globally between...Show More Summary

Here's What Erdo?an's Win Means For Turkey's Foreign Policy

Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, Université de Strasbourg and Salih Dogan, Keele University Victory for the “yes” side in the country’s April 16 constitutional referendum granting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an sweeping new powers has left...Show More Summary

The Disunity Of Israel's Opposition Parties Is Serving The Occupation

Israel will soon reach on June 5th the grim milestone of fifty years of occupation of the West Bank. Many Israelis have become complacent and succumbed to the government’s argument that the continuing occupation is necessary to safeguard Israel’s national security. Show More Summary

Afghanistan Is On The Verge Of Becoming A Totalitarian State

Democracy is not new in Afghanistan anymore. In the last fifteen years, the country has gone through three presidential elections. The 2014 presidential election went totally wrong. Massive election fraud resulted in a political crisis. Show More Summary

Stop The Murder Of Environmental Defenders In Latin America

The Murder of Berta Cáceres In March 2016, I went to Mexico to receive the Mayahuel Award for human rights and environmental work at the Guadelajara International Film Festival. During my visit I learned that Berta Cáceres, environmental...Show More Summary

IMF: Cut Off Funding To Ukraine Until Anti-Corruption Court Is Operating

“The IMF should not give one more dollar to Ukraine until the Anti-Corruption Court is in operation,” said Sergii Leshchenko in a May 9 telephone interview. Leshchenko is a hero of the Revolution of Dignity, a lanky and serious journalist-turned-politician who has risked his life and career for years to fight corruption in Ukraine. Show More Summary

When World Leaders Thought You Shouldn’t Need Passports Or Visas

These days neither the public nor governments consider passports as a serious obstacle to freedom of movement. Yohmi/Flickr, CC BY-NC Speranta Dumitru, Université Paris Descartes – USPC In the age of heavily restricted migration, passport control seems a natural prerogative of the state. Show More Summary

What New Zealand Owes The Western Sahara

Mark Wynne is the CEO of Balance Agri-Nutrients, a New Zealand fertilizer company that imports hundreds of thousands of tonnes of phosphate every year from an illegal mine in a brutally occupied territory called Western Sahara. Fortunately...Show More Summary

Moon Jae-in's Victory: What It Means

By AsiaToday reporter Lim Yoo-jin “It’s the great victory for the great people who have been with me to make a righteous country, united country and a country where principle and common sense works,” South Korean president-elect Moon...Show More Summary

We Must Not Forget The People Of Congo

A Forgotten Catastrophe We don’t hear much about the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) these days. Headlines have been grabbed by more geopolitically relevant conflicts such as Syria or by more immediate heart-wrenching humanitarian...Show More Summary

Greece's Economic Crisis Is Seriously Affecting Our Younger Generations

“I searched on Google to see how I can commit suicide,” a good friend of mine told me a few days ago. Troubled, I asked her why she did this, and she replied that the reality she is experiencing has psychologically crushed her. “I feel...Show More Summary

Inside The Philippines' Long Journey Towards Reproductive Health

Gideon Lasco, University of Amsterdam On January 9 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order calling for universal access to modern family planning methods. The document also called for accelerated implementation...Show More Summary

Rising Iranian-Pakistani Tensions Render Pakistani Policy Unsustainable

An Iranian warning that it may attack militant bases in the troubled province of Balochistan threatens to bring Pakistan’s house of cards crashing down. Pakistan’s tenuous house is built on a torturous effort to balance relations with...Show More Summary

The French Have Spoken, But Did They Say More Than Meets The Eye?

Follow me on Twitter@mk1157 So the results are in and as it turns out, France is not the United Kingdom nor is it the United States. Whereas the pollsters all had it wrong when the UK voted to leave the European Union and they likewise...Show More Summary

Gender Equality Can Save Women’s Lives in Disasters

By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Robert Glasser Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on embedding gender...Show More Summary

The Westphalian Model To Resolve Conflicts In The Middle East

The prestigious German think-tank Korber-Stiflung has recently raised a question regarding whether the Westphalia model can be implemented in the context of peacemaking efforts in Middle Eastern conflicts, while surveying the identities...Show More Summary

The Scottish National Party Has Failed And Must Be Held Accountable

Wherever one stands on the issue of Scottish independence, or whether and when we should have a second referendum, Scotland does have a devolved administration and it is the Scottish Parliament who we need to hold accountable over the devolved areas, in proportion to their devolved powers. Show More Summary

South Korea's New President Will Face Challenges From All Directions

Eunjung Lim, Johns Hopkins University On May 9, South Koreans will vote for their next president. Whoever wins the election will have to face serious domestic and international challenges. It’s been almost six months since a political...Show More Summary

Emmanuel Macron Has A Difficult Task Ahead, Says International Experts

Donatella Della Porta, Institute of Human and Social sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence ; Balveer Arora, Jawaharlal Nehru University ; Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, Thammasat University; Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong, and Simon P. Show More Summary

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