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China Increasing Troops On North Korean Border

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday – The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is on the alert as the situation on the Korean peninsula is showing signs of unforeseeable tension. As a result, 150,000 soldiers have gathered on the North Korean border near the Yalu and Tumen rivers since April 7. Show More Summary

Our World 2026

Ever since last June’s vote for the UK to leave the EU and the newly minted US President Trump, we are in a place of great uncertainty. It is clear that no one knows what will happen next and that this uncertainty will continue for some time. Show More Summary

Incest Case Attests That, In Costa Rica, Abortion Is Legal In Name Only

Larissa Arroyo Navarrete, University of Costa Rica In Costa Rica, women have had the right to abortion since 1970. Well, more or less. The concept of the “unpunished abortion”, established in article 121 of the penal code, permits the...Show More Summary

Bloodshed In Egypt: Time For Both Terrorists And Politicians To Be Held Accountable

Cross posted from Some of my best childhood memories are of Thursday evenings spent at the Coptic Club in Khartoum, Sudan. Most patrons there were members of the Coptic community but everyone was welcome. Immigrant Copts from Egypt have been in Sudan for over a century and currently number over half a million. Show More Summary

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Declares New State Of Emergency In Egypt

During a press conference on Sunday evening, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared a renewed three-month state of emergency across the country. This announcement comes on the heels of two deadly terrorist attacks that have hit twoShow More Summary

Growing Intolerance Is Threatening Free Inquiry And Open Debate In India's Universities

Aftab Alam, Aligarh Muslim University Higher education in India is going through a critical phase. The country has witnessed tremendous growth in the sector since independence, and now has 750 universities, 35,000 colleges and 30 million of students. Show More Summary

The Forgotten People Of The Forever War

KABUL, Afghanistan – American pundits moan about the longest war in U.S. history – as the Afghanistan conflict rumbles into its 17th year – but I doubt many of them really know what it’s like to be here, walking among the war’s forgotten...Show More Summary

Ending Wildlife Trafficking Will Help The Fight Against Terrorism

By Emma O’Malley Illegal wildlife trafficking is one of the lowest profile illegal activities, but is in fact the fourth-largest transnational crime in the world, averaging between $7.8-10 billion in sales per year. However, unlike other...Show More Summary

The Stockholm Attack Proved The Swedish People's Resilience

My beloved Stockholm. My colleagues and I from A Demand For Action (ADFA) have for almost three years worked daily on exposing the reality of terrorism that has targeted the indigenous people of Iraq and Syria. ADFA is an international...Show More Summary

The Senate Story That Everyone is Missing

While everyone is focused on Neil Gorsuch, the Trump Administration may be about to deliver the coup de grace to the executive branch’s slow evisceration of the Senate’s constitutional competence over America’s international treaties. On 4 November 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement entered into force. Show More Summary

With Tanks, Grenades And Guns, Police Wage War On Rio de Janeiro's Poorest

Miriam Krenzinger, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro On March 25 2017, two professors from Rio de Janeiro’s Federal University accompanied a group of 13 students from the School of Social Work to visit the location of their upcoming...Show More Summary

America Can't Afford to Buy a Broken Afghanistan

This piece was previously published in The National Interest. Trump should refuse to grant the request of Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, for thousands of additional troops to be sent to Afghanistan. Indeed, Trump should...Show More Summary

Trump And Xi In Mar-A-Lago: A Tweetless Summit Would Be A Win

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are meeting in Mar-a-Lago today and tomorrow. Expectations for the summit are humble: simply to get through their 24 hours together without a hitch, avoiding an offensive tweet or an awkward photo op. Show More Summary

Trump's Syria Strike Will Do More Good Than Harm

After the U.S. launched nearly 60 Tomahawk missiles into Syria, do we face the threat of the U.S. and Russia being dragged into a great power conflict? Probably not. In fact, the strike makes sense as a strategic signal that the U.S....Show More Summary

News Roundup for April 7, 2017

I mean, you should probably already know all this, but here we go... 1. Trump ordered a missile attack on Syria late on Thursday evening. It appears it was supported by other ally nations. Trump’s pal Putin is not happy about it. More here. 2. Show More Summary

What Can Trump Really Do To Help Syria?

Few weeks before Al-Assad’s gas attack that killed tens of Syrian children, there was another attack that killed several Syrian children too. That attack was just an American drone. If Trump is sincere about saving the Syrian children,...Show More Summary

A Glancing Blow Does Not Stop A Bully, Mr. Trump

When innocent Syrians?men, women, and children?were killed or horribly wounded while they slept by exploding barrel bombs filled with sarin, chlorine, or other utterly inhumane chemicals on the orders of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, it is understandable, viscerally, why any peace-seeking leader would want to punish Assad quickly and decisively. Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s War Crimes

Just two and a half months into his presidency, Donald Trump has already distinguished himself as a war criminal. His administration is killing unusually large numbers of civilians, in violation of U.S. and international law. Killing...Show More Summary

USA To Syria: 'Knock Knock'

USA: “Knock knock” Syria: “Who’s there?” USA: “The United States” The sleeping giant is wide awake and just sent a message. We won’t tolerate gas attacks in the Middle East, Israel, Europe, the UK, or the USA. What are the options? Will...Show More Summary

Will The U.S. Missile Strike Be A Turning Point In Syria's Shifting War?

Harout Akdedian, Central European University The U.S. has struck the Syrian airbase used to launch a suspected sarin gas attack against Khan Sheikhun that killed more than 80 civilians. U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State...Show More Summary

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