Stories about International Relations from May, 2014
On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.
Is the movement to defend democracy in Taiwan itself democratic? We talk to Global Voices contributors in Taiwan about the protests and the prospects for continued autonomy from China.
Documents obtained by a researcher in France shed light on the activities of Paul Aussaresses, the executioner of Algiers, military attaché in Brazil in the 1970s.
“South Sea Conversations” analyses China's motivation behind its aggressive move in the Paracels: maximal claim to maritime rights and forcing Vietnam to consider the “joint development” of energy resources in the disputed area.
Many interpreted the U.S. president's actions on his much-ballyhooed "pivot to Asia" as a not-so-subtle message to China.
Bangladeshi liberal humanist, free-thinker and award winning blogger Asif Mohiuddin has been invited to speak at the World Humanist Congress 2014 in Oxford, UK. He was arrested multiple times for his alleged ‘anti-state’ and ‘anti-religious’ writings, attacked by fundamentalists, and is living with death threats. Here is an excerpt from...
Military commander of the Slavyanks separatists, Igor Strelkov, is a historical reenactor, and, allegedly, works for Russia's military intelligence.
Over thirty pro-Russian protesters died in a fire in the cheerful Black Sea port of Odessa on May 2.
Starting on August 1, 2014 all distributors of online content will be required to physically store 6 months worth of user data in Russia.
In an ironic twist, pro-Ukrainian activists disseminate flyers in the Donetsk urging people to call for a referendum on joining the Dnepropetrovsk Region.