Stories about International Relations from October, 2016
Conservationists in Madagascar Race to Exterminate Troubling Toad
Conservationists seek to eradicate a deadly Asian invader, but finding the necessary funds is proving difficult.
Peace Activist Khurram Parvez's Illegal Detention in Kashmir Valley May Be Proof He's “Doing Something Right”
After his arrest on September 15, Parvez was charged under the Public Safety Act and sent to a prison facility nearly 300 kilometers from his family and legal counsel.
What Did Russia's Leading News Agency Tweet During the Final U.S. Presidential Debate?
RuNet Echo recaps the debate-night tweets by one of Russia's biggest national news agencies to get an idea of what resonated in Moscow.
Threatened With Suspension Over Its Rights Record, Maldives Up and Quits the Commonwealth
"Don't we as...citizens get a say in whether or not we want to be a part of the commonwealth? Or is Maldives just a one man country now".
A Hong Kong Lawmaker Raises Suspicions With His Surprisingly Swift Renunciation of UK Citizenship
"This is a substantial intervention in the Legislative Council president election in Hong Kong and will affect the autonomy of the law-making body."
The U.S.'s Deportation of Haitians Shows That Asylum Applicants Are Far From Equal Under the Law
"Events like the 2010 earthquake should be basis for humanitarian asylum. Does sending people back to a country without a working infrastructure and facing famine and disease constitute justice?"
South Asians Celebrate American Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature
"The argument for Dylan would rest squarely on the quality and influence of his work over the years, and the fact that they have now become classics of modern poetry..."
As Politicians Beat the Drums of War, Ordinary Indians and Pakistanis Call for Peace
"'Patriotism' that propagates HATE is not patriotism. United we RISE. Divided we fall. Politicians polarise to rule not serve society."
Will Pakistan Carry Out a Threat to Expel 2.5 Million Afghan Refugees?
After decades of mixed hospitality, Islamabad says it can no longer host refugees from its war-torn neighbour.
Reality, Conspiracy and the US ‘Internet Freedom’ Agenda: Deconstructing Iran's Case Against Nizar Zakka
Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison by Iranian for leading U.S. funded projects in Iran. We deconstruct this situation.
Hibernating Bears and Iced Bilateral Cooperation: the New US-Russian Relationship
Phony proverbs and escalated saber rattling are setting the tone for dangerous new tensions between Russia and the United States.
The Singaporean Prime Minister's ‘Simple’ Bus Breaks With India's VIP Culture
"We should learn from him and do away with this VIP culture in India."
A Russian Traveled the US Campaign Trail and This Is What He Saw
Ilya Varlamov is one of Russia's most popular photographers and bloggers active today. Last month, he traveled across the US, capturing images that would appeal to his readers back home.
Qatari Emir's Dead Falcon Sets the Stage for Diplomatic Stir with Kazakhstan
"There were no obvious reasons for holding them, but still the falcons stayed in the same place."