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international affairs

The end of Christianity in the Middle East
Tamara Chabe | 26 November 2015
tags: Christians in Middle East, Islamism, Syria conflict
The toppling of secular regimes has crushed religious freedom.

War comes home
John Keane | 16 November 2015
tags: ISIS, Paris Attacks 2015, war on terror
Surely there will be no peace until we find other ways of compromise and reconciliation?

After Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory, what is future of human rights in Myanmar?
Andrew Fagan | 10 November 2015
tags: Aung San Suu Kyi, human rights, Myanmar
The powerful military and persecution of a Muslim minority are major stumbling-blocks.

Chen Guangcheng and the truth about Chinese human rights abuses
Arthur Waldron | 06 November 2015
tags: Chen Guangcheng, China, human rights
The memoirs of Chen Guangcheng challenge claims of 'change' and 'reform' in China.

Elite media ignore civilians killed by US drone strikes
Jeff Bachman | 29 October 2015
tags: drones, New York Times, Washington Post
The New York Times and Washington Post are reporting government claims uncritically.

Quiet quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize for laying a democratic path in Tunisia
Laura Payne | 12 October 2015
tags: Arab Spring, Nobel Peace Prize, Tunisia
The role of civil society has been fundamental.

The UN’s sustainable development agenda and the family
Ignacio Socias | 02 October 2015
tags: Agenda 2030, Sustainable Development Goals, the family
The family remains a fundamental agent in all development.

The Sustainable Development Goals: Infographic
Emil Jeyaratnam and James Whitmore | 02 October 2015
tags: Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations
The UN has approved a development programme for the next 15 years.

The crisis on their doorstep
Rana Jawad | 30 September 2015
tags: Gulf states, refugees, Syria conflict
Why are the Gulf states so reluctant to take in refugees?

‘The international community seems to want this war to continue’
Carolyn Moynihan | 23 September 2015
tags: Syrian Christians, Syrian intervention
Syrian bishops agonise over the fate of their flocks and accuse Western Christians.

Europe’s refugee crisis: the last time round it was much, much worse
R M Douglas | 21 September 2015
tags: Germany, refugees, World War II
Between 12 and 14 million people were expelled from their homes after World War II.

Carly Fiorina surpasses gender equality
Vincenzina Santoro | 18 September 2015
tags: Carly Fiorina, Planned Parenthood, US presidential election
The September 16 Republican candidates’ debate featured an exceptional woman.

Show us some real ‘extraordinary compassion’, Mr Cameron!
Mathew Otieno | 11 September 2015
tags: refugees, Syria
When it comes to receiving refugees, Kenya leaves most of Europe for dead.

Carter’s class trumps populist appeal
Thomas J Whalen | 11 September 2015
tags: Donald Trump, Jimmy Carter, politicians
Is there still a place for modesty in presidential politics?

‘I am hopeful’ – an Iranian view of the nuclear deal
Chiara Pellegrino | 10 September 2015
tags: geopolitics, Iran, nuclear proliferation
An academic sees scope for greater political freedom in his country.

Fragmenting the Eurozone
Stratfor | 04 September 2015
tags: Border security, European Union, refugees
The refugee crisis threatens Europe's open borders.

How President Obama can (really) achieve world peace
Izzy Kalman | 03 September 2015
tags: Iran, Islamic extremism, President Obama
There's a meme that's more dangerous than a nuke.

“What will become of us Christians?”
Oliver Maksan | 24 August 2015
tags: Christians in Middle East, ISIS, Lebanon, Syria
A Maronite Archbishop fears for Lebanon's Christians.

China’s crisis: the price of change
Rodger Baker | 19 August 2015
tags: China, Stratfor
Economic policies are moving toward liberalization, but political and social policies toward autocracy.

Quantum geopolitics
Reva Bhalla | 29 July 2015
tags: geopolitics, history, turkey
Can the lessons of modern physics help forecast our geopolitical future?

On show at Milan Expo: sustenance and sustainability
Vincenzina Santoro | 24 July 2015
tags: food security, sustainable development, United Nations
EXPO 2015 rises to the challenge of feeding the world's people.

Why are we so understanding towards the crimes of Communism?
Christopher Szabo | 22 July 2015
tags: Communism, genocide, Hungary, war crimes
The different fates of two 94-year-old war criminals raise questions about justice.

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