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Stories about International Relations

18 September 2018

Arrested for fact-checking: Kazakh court fines Ukrainian journalist after police break up media workshop

Advox

The incident highlights authorities' aversion to discussions of Ukraine in Kazakhstan and a long-running battle with a local newspaper.

28 August 2018

Remembering Kofi Annan's forgotten efforts in Timor-Leste

"Dozens of Timorese conducted a candle-light vigil in remembrance of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and his contribution to the Independence process of East Timor."

3 August 2018

If Google goes back to China, it will be on the government's terms. What will that mean for human rights?

Advox

Google may be prepared to compromise human rights principles for the Chinese market. But it will still depend on the Chinese government to grant its entry.

2 August 2018

Montenegro disagrees with Trump that they are a threat to world peace

Nobody except Trump can imagine that Montenegro would start a war with Russia, even though there were many old Yugoslav jokes about Montenegro starting a war with China.

30 July 2018

A young Syrian widow from Eastern Ghouta on her forced displacement

The Bridge

"Remember my story. My name is Safa. I was born thirty years ago. Today, I'm forcibly displaced from my home with my three children. I'm now alone, sad and tired."

27 July 2018

Will a World Cup joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?

The Bridge

"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."

Southern Iraq rages over dire living conditions

With frequent power cuts intensifying the effects of a brutal heatwave, people have taken to the streets to demand better public services, jobs and an end to corruption.

26 July 2018

Is Western media biased against China? (Part One)

NewsFrames

China has claimed that Western media is biased against China. We tested that claim using two data analysis tools.

18 July 2018

What will it take to #savetheinternet in Europe? The view from Romania

Advox

Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.

16 July 2018

Are the people from the former Yugoslavia pleased with Croatia's success in the World Cup? Yes.

Croatia's success in the 2018 World Cup inspired numerous fans from all across the Balkans -- defying the historic ethnic-hatred between neighboring nations.

13 July 2018

Nauru bans the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from the Pacific Islands Forum

"If we allow ourselves to get into a situation where our ability to report is predicated on how positive our coverage is, then we can’t do our job."

28 June 2018

Central European University remains in ‘legal limbo’ under Hungary's new higher education amendment

Central European University (CEU) announced that it will remain open in Budapest for the next academic year amidst a legal battle and debate over its destiny with the Hungarian government.

27 June 2018

With new anti-migration laws, the space for civil society in Hungary continues to shrink

"Hungary's gov targets NGOs...because Hungary is small and these happen to also be the only NGOs working on civil rights of Hungarian citizens: looking into police abuses, representing protesters..."

Did Syrians really have a choice? Final days in Ghouta: Caught between an immediate death and a delayed one

"Should we leave the land of our childhood? How can I take my wife and kids from a dark reality to an unknown one? Many questions and no definitive answers."

19 June 2018

Can the United States connect Cubans to the internet? A historical review from the Cuban perspective

Advox

There is likely no way for the United States to provide internet access to Cuba without authorization by the Cuban government.

18 June 2018

Greek and Macedonian nationalists oppose agreement that would end a quarter-century name dispute

"Today's agreement betw. Athens and Skopje is a historic and very courageous achievement that will benefit both sides and the entire region."

4 June 2018

Romanian government considering following Trump's move and relocating its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

The possibility to move Romania's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is yet another episode in the conflict between the PSD-led government and President Iohannis.

31 May 2018

From zero to superhero

The Bridge

In which an undocumented immigrant from Mali scales a tall building and—for once—comes out on top.

30 May 2018

Swiss brewery sparks protests in Nepal for naming new beer with timur flavor after late king

"People love Late King Birendra. People love beer, too! So how and why does naming a beer “Birendra” offend people and hurt their sentiments?"

28 May 2018

How ‘African’ is Northern Africa?

The Bridge

"Why are Africans from north of the Sahara sometimes not considered definitively 'African'?"

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