Stories about International Relations from January, 2017
In reality, it's damned hard.
Energized by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's ouster, Africans are now criticizing many of the region's international groups for failing to remove other “dictators.”
Against a backdrop of legal complexities and state repression, a Mapuche community in Patagonia is fighting against the Italian textile giant Benetton to regain ownership of their ancestral lands.
Russian’s bombing campaign in Syria has helped put an end to Aleppo’s civil democratic experiment, once a beacon of hope. What next?
“The Human Rights Situation in Burundi Is Deteriorating: We Need a New Approach to Show the World What is Happening”
"Strained relations in Burundi are causing price hikes and making life very difficult for the population. We need an urgent resolution to the Burundi crisis".
Over the past several months, Burundi’s ongoing political-security crisis has exacerbated diplomatic tensions and local economic decline.
The extradition of the notorious criminal "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States makes waves in Mexico, where it's said to be a “farewell gift” to Barack Obama.
"This case illustrates the perils of playing to the social media gallery in diplomacy."
Invitations went out over social media this week, informing journalists about inauguration festivities organized by the “White Star” art collective, which includes several prominent figures in Russia’s pro-Kremlin youth movement.
“Unless the departing administration denies me a visa, I’ll be at the inauguration,” have turned out to be famous last words for the president of Republika Srpska.
"The path surely must not have been easy but I'm sure that this path will lead you to a bright and beautiful future that you truly deserve."
"Why you have to be liddat? Give us our Terrex back!"
Let the unknown leaders of the national independence struggle be known again.
"Aleppo was the moment the world decided it had tired of even going through the motions."
In Bhutan, chilies are considered something transcendent — they're a way of life. Recently, however, a controversial import ban has skyrocketed prices on this staple food.
In the last few years, we witnessed a conservative renaissance on the RuNet, though it's unclear where the community goes from here.
Whatever the truth, the damage to the little-known country's image has already been done.
"A million refugees who left and their million stories all exist in me, and every one of them left a scar."