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I am a human, speaking to you

  This is a collaborative article, written by a Syrian refugee minor with additional information from the refugee communities of Konitsa Refugee Camp, Greece   At the start of September 2016, I - along with thousands of other Syrians currently living in refugee Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

A locomotive story

  Railway lines, train carriages and rail-stations have inspired a great many authors ever since the transport system became an essential part of our life. Probably the most of outstanding of those creative excellences is the one written by Edit Nesbit Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

What is Aleppo, really?

  A tenuous ceasefire is in place in Syria now, but the bombing of its cities goes on. It is, therefore, uncertain how long this fragile ceasefire will survive. But the people of the world have nothing to do but to Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Who, apart from its people, wants peace in Yemen?

  Following the collapse on August 6 of the Kuwait negotiations between Hadi’s internationally recognised government in exile on the one hand and the Huthi-Saleh alliance on the other, diplomatic activity to bring the war to an end has notably increased, Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Erdogan at a crossroad: dictatorship or democracy

  An interview with A.H. Banisadr, Iran’s former president, about the aftermath of the coup in Turkey.   Mahmood Delkhasteh (MD): Is there any difference between the 14 July coup and previous coups in Turkey?   Abolhassan Banisadr (AB): Until last month’s coup, the putsches Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Proportional representation can offer democracy to all, not just to the majority

  Proportional representation can better reflect the messy, complex reality of collective self-rule.   The question of Electoral Reform rears its head at every Westminster election. In order to design the best electoral system, we need to ask: what is democracy? What are Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Trumputin: What Russia can teach us about the US election

  The Republican presidential nominee and the Russian president may have similarly-minded supporters — but the rise of Trump is bad for everyone, even the Kremlin.   Just a few months ago, when most of my friends were still saying that there was Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Egypt – the resistance

  In the Arab world, even the smallest acts of resistance can give a sense of self-worth.   Long before the term was coined, Egyptians had been very proud of their country’s “soft power,” and rightly so. In the Arab world, Egypt is Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Why the backlash against dowry laws in India?

  The backlash against gender-just law which seeks to protect women against dowry violence   According to the popular discourse in India, laws which were introduced to protect women against violence have allowed women to file false and vexatious cases against their husbands Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Rallying to Hillary

  There was a shivering in the Hillary camp as long as Bernie Sanders stayed in the race seeking namination for US presidential election. It is because it was Sanders who represented a larger distance between him and Donald Trump, the Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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