Stories about International Relations from June, 2022
Tajik government crushes restive region amid deep economic and security concerns
The government's response to recurrent protests and riots in the region is almost exclusively confined to the use of force and coercion, totally ignoring dialogue or mutual concessions.
Understanding the damaging effects of Russian propaganda against NATO and Kosovo
"Particularly harmful and dangerous is the spread of this misinformation in countries where there is not much knowledge about the case of Kosovo."
Pacific groups celebrate Ocean Week by opposing deep sea mining
Various Pacific groups celebrated Ocean Week and Ocean Day on June 8 by calling on officials to reject deep-sea mining (DSM) in the region.
Equality for transgender Ukrainians: A long way to go, now complicated by the war
Russia's invasion has affected the life of the Ukrainian transgender community: many have lost jobs, access to safe medical care. They are also exposed to humiliating gender questioning.
China's wavering position on Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens its legacy at home and abroad
As Beijing struggles on policy in Eastern Europe, its ambiguous support of the Russian invasion is threatening peace advocates in Ukraine and China.
Timor-Leste journalists challenge restrictions and assert their right to question China’s foreign minister
"The youngest independent nation and the most fledgling press in the Asia-Pacific, has finally shown how it’s done. Tackle the Chinese media gatekeepers and creeping authoritarianism. . . "
The failed regional integration of the Summit of the Americas
"Just when it needs it most, the continent's integration collapses"
With spokesperson's suspension, BJP supporters in India are losing faith in the party
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India removed two of its spokespeople under pressure over their alleged remarks on Prophet Muhammad, which have made headlines in India and abroad.
Analysis of comments on popular Serbian news portals shows the reach of pro-Russian narratives
News reproduced "several narratives that coincided with the Russian interpretation of events, but the ratio of positively and negatively assessed comments was strongly in favour of those who supported Russia."
Central Asia celebrates Victory Day amid Russian pressure
In Putin's Russia, the victory over Nazi Germany became instrumental in legitimizing the regime, suppressing political dissent, and pursuing an aggressive foreign policy, including the war in Ukraine.
US-Cuba immigration talks, explained
Answers to questions to understand the changes made in the last month in U.S. policy toward Cuba.