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· January, 2017

Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2017

The Jallikattu Protests in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu Are Not Merely About a Bullfight

"People finally have become bulls to reaffirm their self-respect, determination and identity."

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".

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.

In Israeli Soldier's Manslaughter Conviction, Palestinians See Injustice

"I think it's a false conviction. The Israeli legal system is supporting the occupation. As Palestinians, we are not only suffering from one soldier."

Thai Army Invites Children to Play with Real Guns, Tanks and Assault Helicopters

"[We're] familiarizing them with soldiers and weaponry. By familiarizing them, they learn to love soldiers and even become soldiers."

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.

Will 2017 Be a Better Year for Turkey's Media?

Turkey's government continues to conflate journalism it doesn't like with terrorism and other crimes against the state.

Is Insecurity Threatening Cultural Growth in Mali?

The Yaraal and Degal ceremonies mark the annual rituals of Peuls people in Mali, as they celebrate their cattle's crossing the Niger River.

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."

Conflict in Yemen Takes Heavy Toll on Country's Children

"Hunger is the most dominant thought on Yemenis minds during this period."

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.

Is the World Ignoring Possible Genocide in Southern Kaduna in Nigeria?

"The level of barbarity was such that pregnant women got their wombs blown out and massacred before their children. And these innocent children were not spared either..."

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.

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