Stories about International Relations from April, 2016
Anatomy of a Macedonian ‘Colorful Revolution’
"Why do I protest, and what is the Colorful Revolution? This is a struggle against the authoritarian and corrupt regime, personified by ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski."
Iranian Journalist Omid Memarian: ‘Turning Explosive Anger Into Something Constructive Is an Art’
"In Iran, you don’t need to go after the authorities to get into trouble. By merely following the common sense line and raising simple questions you could be targeted."
Australian Leaders Keep Unspoken Vow of Silence on China's Human Rights Record
"Leaders don't seem to have an issue with criticising countries like Iran, so why dance around China ????"
Puerto Rico Implicated in Panama Papers Leak
After the leak of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shouldn't we be questioning the economic system which allows tax evasion on such a massive scale to occur?
Taiwanese Travelers Are Wary After China Flexes Its Long Arm in Kenya
"This incident is terrifying...We could be deported to China if the Chinese government claims that we violated Chinese law (even though we didn't violate any law in the third country)."
Tajikistan and Iran: Bound by a Shared Heritage, Torn by a Shared Mistrust
Relations between the two countries appear back on track after a winter of discontent. Or are they?
Australia’s ‘Stop the Clock’ Movement Fights to Keep Foreign Aid From Falling to Historic Lows
Should cuts to foreign aid go ahead in May as planned, Australian aid would dip to its lowest level since records began in 1960.
Egyptian President Sisi “Sells” Disputed Sanafir and Tiran Islands to Saudi Arabia
Lawyers have filed complaints against the move, saying Sisi's decision to give up the Red Sea islands of Sanafir and Tarin, without approval from Parliament, is "unconstitutional."
Iran's Headscarf Laws Collide With the Women of Air France
Air France's women have demanded the right to work the Paris-Tehran route, if headscarves are required, and the Facebook community “My Stealthy Freedom” is supporting their protest with a new online campaign.
The #PanamaPapers Ensnare Hundreds of Indians, Including Bollywood Royalty
"500 Indian names in #panamapapers leak. Celebs, Industrialists but no Politician. Our Politicians hide their money with leak-less 'Jugaard'."
After Panama Papers Bombshell Drops, Latin Americans Laugh to Not Cry
Latin Americans are trying to make sense of the Panama Papers leaks the best way they know how: through humor.
Smouldering Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Ablaze After Clashes Between Azeri and Armenian Forces
Fighting on April 2 was some of the most deadly the contested enclave has seen since an oft-broken peace in 1994.