Stories about International Relations from February, 2016
Ukraine’s entry for the Eurovision 2016 music contest is a song about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars by the Stalin regime. So why are Russian officials upset?
"Children who are doing the right things, who are in school, who are living at home with their parents, are not a priority in my opinion."
After a nine-day visit, UN Special Rapporteur Michel Forst highlighted the disheartening conditions human rights activists face in Hungary.
"You helped us and we weren’t even your friends, so of course we came to help. Japan and Taiwan will be best friends forever."
For the hundreds of unaccompanied minors living in Calais' "Jungle" refugee camp life is extremely hard, and the eviction of camp residents by French authorities won't make it easier.
The obscure Organisation of Eurasian Cyber-Security says an open internet can spur 'colour revolutions' of the sort already witnessed in the ex-Soviet region.
The cartoons portrayed Filipinos as uncivilized people who needed to be educated by the invading United States army.
"I don’t think President Rouhani would have been surprised to find there were nude statues in Rome."
Manbij is populated by so many foreign fighters that English and German are now commonly spoken languages in the small town.
"The underlying threat to this message is: If you do not comply, we will cut economic ties or otherwise make it difficult for you."
The question of Taiwan's political status "is a difficult question for diplomats and journalists, and it is not an easy one even for Taiwanese."
"During my free time I read about you and learn how to be successful."
"100,000 Filipinos perished, government buildings lay in ruins—and Manila was Pearl of the Orient no more."