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4 February 2017

Stories from 4 February 2017

A Three-Minute Online Video Explains the Essence of Balkan Nationalisms

"Every country in the Balkans believes that it should be bigger than it is."

These Classic Cartoons That Took on Dictatorships Are So Relevant Today

"They're building a wall around the village to keep the other Smurfs in. And to keep us out!"

Borders or Bans Can't Stop Me From Being a Muslim Doctor

The Bridge

Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Wins Some Japanese Hearts, Infuriates Others

The new US Defense Secretary tried hard to reassure America's Japanese ally that Trump means no harm. Some were not impressed.

China Starts Arresting Internet Users for Insulting the Police

Advox

Bad taste or hate speech? Chinese law enforcement is cracking down on Internet users who mock the police and even slain officers.