Stories about International Relations from December, 2017
In 2017, Stories of Resilience, Creativity and Love Were Plentiful
Injustice abounds, but the human spirit is alive, kicking, and as beautiful as ever. Take a look at these highlights of Global Voices' coverage in 2017.
From Internet Blackouts to Violent Attacks, South Asia Saw New Threats to Free Expression Online in 2017
In 2017, South Asian countries faced growing challenges in the field of internet freedom, censorship, and freedom of expression.
Ghana's President Says Africa Must Quit Its ‘Mindset of Dependency’ on Western Aid
President Nana Akuffo-Addo's declaration was criticized as dangerously inaccurate or as being the empty words of a politician. Others, however, found his statement empowering.
In Memory of Aleppo
"We are alive, we will keep going, and the dream will be realized"
Concerns over United States President Trump's Latest Controversial Foreign Policies Loom Large in Africa
"This is not a very diplomatic strategy. Then again, it is coming from a man whose vision and politics are limited by his lack of awareness about the outside world."
The Ahwazis of Iran Face Death Sentences after False Accusations of Opposing the Government
An Iranian court sentenced two Ahwazi Arab men to death and gave six others three to 25 years for the crimes of alleged membership in non-existent opposition groups.
Indonesian President Jokowi Leads Citizens in Condemning Donald Trump's Jerusalem Declaration
"Trump is dragging the USA and the world to the frontline of religious extremism."
A Local Newspaper's Full-Page Feature on Nuclear Radiation Survival Stirs Panic in China
"The whole page feature on nuclear radiation precaution is believed to be a reaction to the risk of warfare in the Korean peninsula."
Palestinians Aren't Surprised by US Jerusalem Move As World Already ‘Ignores Their Existence’
"A nation built on ethnic cleansing, colonialism and white supremacy has always supported colonialism and ethnic cleansing in Palestine."