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· January, 2017

Stories about International Relations from January, 2017

The Executive Order on Immigration Wants You To Think Gaining Legal Entry to the US Is Easy

In reality, it's damned hard.

‘Operation Restore Democracy’ Raises Hopes and Demands Across Africa

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.”

United Colors of Persecution: The Struggle of Patagonia's Indigenous People against Benetton

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.

The Tyrants Bring the Invaders: What Follows After Russia Helps Secure Assad's Victory

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".

The Long Road of Burundi’s Diplomatic Isolation

Over the past several months, Burundi’s ongoing political-security crisis has exacerbated diplomatic tensions and local economic decline.

Mexico Hands Over Drug Lord in Move Viewed as ‘Farewell Gift’ to Obama

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.

Diplomacy via Twitter? Indian Minister Threatens Amazon Over Indian Flag Doormat

"This case illustrates the perils of playing to the social media gallery in diplomacy."

They’re Partying This Friday to Make America Great Again, In Russia

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.

The Bosnian Politician Caught Lying About an Invitation to Trump's Inauguration

“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.

A Nepali Transgender Model Is Set to Break Boundaries on the Catwalk at Lakme Fashion Week

"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."

Catchy Singlish Songs Urge Hong Kong to Return Military Hardware to Singapore

"Why you have to be liddat? Give us our Terrex back!"

Get to Know Barry Diawadou, the Guinean Independence Hero the Government Prefers to Forget

Let the unknown leaders of the national independence struggle be known again.

On Aleppo: A Letter to a Historian in the Future

"Aleppo was the moment the world decided it had tired of even going through the motions."

Spicy, Delicious, and Not So Cheap: Bhutan’s Chili Ban Raises Cost of National Dish

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.

How Russia’s Conservative Movement Broke Through Online

In the last few years, we witnessed a conservative renaissance on the RuNet, though it's unclear where the community goes from here.

Mistaken Identity?: Kyrgyzstan's Name Tarnished in Attack on Istanbul Nightclub that Killed 39

Whatever the truth, the damage to the little-known country's image has already been done.

Lenče Zdravkin, a Macedonian Woman Whom Refugees Call Their ‘Second Mother’

"A million refugees who left and their million stories all exist in me, and every one of them left a scar."

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