Stories about International Relations from November, 2016
Many Africans (But Not All) Recall Fidel Castro as a True Friend of the Continent
"We won't forget how Fidel Castro supported the fight against apartheid when the 'civilized' world didn't. Castro, with his faults, was a leader."
‘History Will Absolve Me': Fidel Castro Dies at 90
Fidel is a figure of legend, arguably as much for those who revere him as for those who reject his legitimacy as a leader.
Sriracha, a Truly Global Sauce with a Big Heap of Vietnamese Love
"...whenever I post a message on Facebook or maybe like email my friends asking them if they want anything from California...the number one answer is Sriracha sauce."
An American Traveler Accuses Macedonian Customs of Corruption After ‘Ordeal’ at the Border
Rick Ray uploaded a video saying officials confiscated his drone -- not because he did anything wrong, but because they wanted to resell it for profit.
La Francophonie Summit Comes to Madagascar, Where Demonstrators Are Waiting
Madagascar, where the majority of people still live in poverty, has spent vast sums of money to organise a major summit. How much money exactly, nobody knows.
When Abe Met the Trumps
Japanese PM Abe was the first world leader to meet the US President-elect. While the meeting reportedly went well, not everyone in Japan is thrilled.
The World According to Russian Stereotypes
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
The Year is 2021, and the Trump Republic is in the Throes of a Succession Crisis….
In this piece of satire, a Global Voices contributor imagines what the United States of America under President Trump might look like in five years' time.
UN Chiefs Chat Trump, Climate Change, Migration, and Water with Global Voices
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
Putin's Adversaries in Russia Wonder How Much Worse Things Will Be Thanks to Trump
“America really did a lot for the development of democracy around the world, but everything changes like inside a kaleidoscope with a leader like this,” Vladimir Milov says of Trump.
Dear Young Progressive Annoyed About the Trump Victory…
"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"
Decision 2016: Assessing the Damage
"The political gains made under Obama will likely be reversed, as Trump has promised to repeal the accord with Cuba and renegotiate trade treaties which would affect" Latin American nations.
America, I Used to Love You
The election of Donald Trump has broken the hearts of many around the world who love America.
Possible Trump Cabinet Members’ Links to the MEK Cult Could Spell Trouble for Iran
A Donald Trump presidency and the closeness of some of the president-elect's key allies with the militant group MEK could mean a worrying shift in the US position on Iran.
Nationalists and Populists in Serbia and Macedonia Celebrate Trump's Victory
Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections caused ecstatic reactions among right-wing politicians and their adherents in several Balkan countries, especially due to animosity towards the Clintons.
How Japan Is Reacting to Donald Trump's Presidential Victory
A Donald Trump presidency raises a number of pressing questions for Japan.
The World Attempts to Make Sense of ‘Trumpocalypse’
As the United States - and the world - go through the country's election hangover, Americans and people around the globe ponder how Donald Trump became president-elect.
Trump Supporters Have Made This Russian Propaganda Chief the Happiest Person on Twitter
As the world reels today from Donald Trump’s stunning upset, Russians look to America with newfound confidence that years of battling the Western liberal media’s dominance have finally paid off.
Fear of Justice? Decolonisation? Gambians Speculate About Country's Wish to Quit International Criminal Court
"Breaking!! #Gambia withdraws from ICC. This follows the dictator's fear that his ex Interior Minister will incriminate him to gain asylum"
Inside Chin, Myanmar’s Picturesque but Poorest Province
Chin is located in the mountainous northwest part of Myanmar. It is near Bangladesh and India. Despite its natural beauty, Chin has the highest incidence of poverty in the country.