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Conflict In The Middle East Threatens Pakistan And Lynchpin Of China’s One Belt, One Road

By James M. Dorsey Increasingly caught up in the Middle East’s multiple conflicts, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran amid concern in Islamabad that potential US-Saudi efforts to destabilize...Show More Summary

Karla Avelar's Life Of Constant Threats

Six times in two years. Human rights activist Karla Avelar has been forced to move home six times in the last two years after being physically threatened by individuals she believes are gang members and for her work as a human rights...Show More Summary

Norway And Trump Have The Same Arctic Plan, And It’s Not Good

President Trump is threatening to re-open the Arctic and Atlantic to oil drilling, by executive order. As this possibility looms large, the Norwegian government is one step ahead of us in offering up its own Arctic waters. The response in Norway is a brave coalition of people taking the government, and its Arctic oil, to court. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Macron’s Challenge Has Global Resonance

The election of Emmanuel Macron as the new president of France has, for now, stalled the onward march of nationalist and extremist populism across Western democracies. Jacques Attali, a longtime mentor to Macron, put it this way in an...Show More Summary

Global Compact On Migration Should Focus On Harnessing Its Win-Win Benefits

Julia Blocher, United Nations University An agreement to address migrant and refugee crises worldwide, which the UN General Assembly adopted in September, has been described by many in the United Nations as nothing short of a miracle. Show More Summary

France Votes For Rationality Over Fear

An American liberal can only envy France at this moment. In their presidential election last Sunday, the French people ? despite suffering major terrorist attacks on French soil, despite enduring a sluggish economy that’s especiallyShow More Summary

As Trump Withdraws From The World, Non-State Networks Step Up

The post-1945 world order has been disintegrating for some time. George W. Bush dealt it a major blow with his decision to invade Iraq without United Nations Security Council approval. Barack Obama did his best to repair the torn international...Show More Summary

Will Donald Trump Start The Second Korean War?

While visiting the Republic of Korea I’ve found a few South Koreans who like Donald Trump and believe he will work well with newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in. But they are a distinct minority. Far more fear that the U.S. Show More Summary

A Message To My Serbian Friends In Response To The Incident In Belgrade

I would like to return to Wednesday night’s incident.¹ In itself, the aggressive disruption of a film festival by a group of nationalistic Serbian communists deserves little attention, so thoroughly does it discredit the pathetic individuals...Show More Summary

Lebanese Media Stressed, Pressured In Migration/Refugee Coverage

Can media cover migration effectively and are adequate resources provided for such a gargantuan endeavor, notably in Mediterranean countries facing an unprecedented influx of people seeking shelter from conflicts and better economicShow More Summary

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

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