Just like the silence before Sharia law being applied to the LGBT people in Brunei attracted few attentions, what is happening now in China appears…
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The ongoing rift between Japan and China over opposing claims to a group of islands in the East China Sea has accelerated the erosion of…View More The Third Wheel
Europe is one vote away from making Canada very unhappy. Since 2009, Canada and the EU have been negotiating a trade deal, the first between…View More Tar Sands Threaten to Pollute EU-Canada Relationship
It is a rare moment when a major world leader uses a squeaky red marker and a cartoon bomb to illustrate his point about international…View More Reading Between the Red Lines
At the end of September, Salva Kiir, the President of South Sudan, met with Omar al-Bashir, his Northern counterpart, for peace talks in Addis Ababa.…View More Choosing Peace: South Sudan’s Continuing Challenges
There is an important current in American diplomacy which seeks to uphold, expand and promote democracy, human rights and freedom throughout the world. This rhetoric…View More Surface-to-Air Missiles versus Democracy
The USA is famous for its love of winning. Its history is filled with firsts; whether that’s being the first to put a man on…View More The USA: At the Back of the Pack
With Venezuela’s presidential election coming up in less than a fortnight and think-tanks publishing neck-and-neck polling statistics, it looks like we can now realistically contemplate…View More The End of the Road for Hugo Chavez?
When asked what she was hoping for in her marriage, the young Amina replies shyly that she is seeking happiness. As is common in Somali…View More Somali Women: Reconciling FGM with Human Rights
On August 16th, 2012, the South African Police Service fatally shot 34 miners at one of South Africa’s largest platinum producing mines, Lonmin. A further…View More Reflecting on Marikana
“If a small, obscure, tasteless film is solely responsible for the anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, then American foreign policy is at the mercy…View More Protests, Prophets and the Perennial Clash of Values
The twenty-first century has brought about the emergence of two new up and coming world powers: the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of…View More China, India and Growing Tensions