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· October, 2021

Stories about War & Conflict from October, 2021

Basque separatist group ETA lowered its weapons 10 years ago. Has reconciliation truly happened?

A lot has changed for the better in the past 10 years … but Basque society is still working out a public memory about the previous four decades of violence.

On National Heroes Day, Jamaicans at home and abroad pay their respects to ‘son of the soil,’ General Colin Powell

Despite his reputation for decency and integrity, Jamaicans—and the Caribbean in general—had qualms about General Powell’s involvement in the Iraq War.

Tensions are escalating between Azerbaijan and Iran over border issue and Armenia

For weeks, Iran and Azerbaijan have exchanged accusations, and played war games, in what can be best described as chest-thumping.

Chinese movie ‘The Battle of Lake Changjin’ turns the painful history of the Korean War into a glorious victory

The official message of the film is that China gained a decisive victory in the battle of Chosin Reservoir and young people should learn from the fearless, "hot-blooded" soldiers.

Turkey and Armenia ready to ‘normalize relations’ after nearly 30 years

Almost three decades later, Turkey is now considering reopening its border with Armenia. The border has been closed since 1993.

Combatting stereotypes: The need to recognize male victims of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia

According to testimony, the systematic scope and nature of conflict-related sexual violence against men demonstrate that it was an instrument of ethnic cleansing through the destruction of families and communities.

Indigenous reporters risk death telling stories of community liberation in Colombia

"The Indigenous put up a fight in Cauca by having their own channels of communication."

Relations between Turkey and Russia: “It's complicated”

On September 29, the leaders of two countries met in Russian Black Sea city of Sochi to discuss economic and strategic deals and their presence in conflict zones.

Myanmar actress Mya Hnin Ye Lwin on her decision to join the anti-junta resistance

"The hardships we face each day are nothing compared to the lives of those who gave up life and limb and those who have been imprisoned."

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