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· September, 2014

Stories about International Relations from September, 2014

New Document Leak Reveals Scope of Collaboration Between Moscow and Donetsk

These documents offer fascinating insights into the relationship between the Russian Far Right and the separatists now active in eastern Ukraine.

What it Means to be Puerto Rican for Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Oscar López Rivera has been imprisoned in the United States for over thirty years because of his political beliefs.

Non-Japanese Who Stayed in Sendai After 3.11 Earthquake Walk for Recovery

Are Madagascar's Health Care Facilities Ready for Possible Ebola Outbreak?

Fifteen African countries including Madagascar are potentially at risk since they have the same environmental characteristics as affected countries. The prime minister says Madagascar is prepared, but others are doubtful.

How Climate-Smart Villages in Bangladesh, India and Nepal Are Preparing Farmers for the Future

As part of the effort to help farmers adapt to changing climates, text and voice messages were sent to 1,400 farmers in 60 Indian villages with important farming information.

#WithSyria Wants to End the Indiscriminate Bombing of Syrian Civilians

#withSyria campaign wants the world leaders to hear and act through 100K signatures to effectively stop the indiscriminate attacks of Syrians civilians. Help us by spreading the word.

How Not to Understand the Kremlin's Internet ‘Kill Switch’

The justifications for preparing a “self-sufficient RuNet” are weak. The tools necessary for such a feat, moreover, would empower the Kremlin to restrict Russia's vital communications in an instant.

Cambodian Garment Workers Are Pressuring H&M, Walmart and Zara to Make Their Suppliers Pay a Living Wage

The workers are demanding a monthly minimum wage of 177 US dollars. A previous strike in January was the target of a violent crackdown that left five workers dead.

Run! The Muslims Are Coming!

Mainstream perceptions often paint "Muslims" with one broad brushstroke, inevitably peppered with violence. In this irreverent satirical piece, Pakistani stand-up comedian Sami Shah breaks down the different types of "Muslim".

After US Ambassador to Ukraine's Twitter Gaffe, RT Says ‘World Won't Be Duped Again’

America’s social media outreach on the Ukraine crisis has always been flawed, if only because Uncle Sam is up against an adversary that frequently camouflages online propaganda as “grassroots” activism.

Why the Construction of an American Military Base in Henoko Is Being Described as Japan's Ferguson

A US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is being relocated from the central part of Okinawa Island to pristine Henoko. Authorities have broken up protests using aggressive methods.

Covert Surveillance ‘Project Speargun’ Fires Up New Zealand Election

How a Vote for Scottish Independence Could Affect the Caribbean

How could something as seemingly remote as the issue of Scottish independence have an effect on Caribbean states? The long arm of colonial history connects more than you might think.

Ukrainian Daredevil “Mustang Wanted” Now Officially Wanted in Russia

Mustang Wanted has had quite a week, infuriating the Russian authorities, inspiring Ukrainians, and earning some unexpected money for his cause against Moscow's intervention in Eastern Ukraine.

Bamboo, Launch, Compound and Other English Words Borrowed from Malaysia

Pakistan's Government, Industry Complain of Economic Losses Due to Protests

Protesters from two very different political camps in Pakistan have staged a peaceful sit-in in Islamabad since August 14 with a common demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif due to...

A Group of University Students in Kyoto Want Japan, China and Korea to Just Be ‘Happy’

Relations between the three countries are often prickly because of territorial and historical disputes. A group of students made a 'Happy' video to promote a message of friendship.

One of the Latest ‘Happy’ Tribute Videos Comes From Sikkim, High in India's Himalayas

The song “Happy”, written, produced, and performed by American singer and producer Pharrell Williams, became a viral phenomenon earlier this year as countless tribute videos filmed around the world were...

How the United States H4 Visa Traps Foreign Workers’ Family Members in a ‘Golden Cage’

H4 visa holders cannot get a job in the US, work remotely for a company back home or even freelance.

Building Sustainable Peace in The Central African Republic

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