Politics

Why Xinjiang Has Been a Touchy Subject in China for Centuries

China’s increasing security measures in Xinjiang reflect its historical territorial vulnerability and concerns over internal stability. Balancing these with its international ambitions and foreign relations will be no easy feat. By John P. Ruehl For over a decade, increasing international…

Israel and the Biggest Single Misthink in Western History

BETHLEHEM (IDN) — Perhaps the biggest single misthink in Western history is best understood by standing in the town square of Bethlehem, allowing one’s gaze to pass over the roof top of the Church that covers the stable where Jesus…

The third wave and a danger for journalism

Source: Ojo Público. The judicial sentence against journalist Christopher Acosta has just set a dangerous precedent for freedom of expression and journalism. Acosta was found guilty of the crime of defamation against politician César Acuña Peralta, former presidential candidate and…

Historical Differences Will Not Erode an Advantageous 21st-Century Chinese-Russian Partnership

Cautious cooperation, lingering distrust, and outright conflict have characterized the Sino-Russian relationship for hundreds of years. But alongside natural reasons to collaborate, a shared animosity toward the United States ensures positive relations will endure. By John P. Ruehl The 21st…

A new “fiesta” of democracy

When it comes to pointing out the winners and losers of the recent elections to renew the board of directors of the Constitutional Convention, it is concluded that those who won are only those who obtained the presidency and vice-presidencies…

Palestine 2021: the year apartheid went mainstream

What has the year 2021 meant for the struggle of the Palestinian people? At a glance, it may seem that the situation has only worsened, and this is indicated by the numbers of children and young people killed or imprisoned,…

Europe’s far right on the way to a ‘supergroup’

At the beginning of September, the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, announced on his Twitter account that Spain was the country chosen for the next summit of “patriotic and conservative European leaders” to be held this January. Poland was the…

Chile: New Conventional Table

During the week the vote took place for the renewal of the board of the convention responsible for drafting the new constitution. The first board had agreed to stay for one term and now it is time for another. The…

Mar del Plata free of oil companies

Tuesday, January 4, downtown Mar del Plata. While thousands of tourists are enjoying the sunny afternoon, thousands of local residents are demonstrating next to the local casino and the most popular beaches of the city. It is a peaceful but…

PM Modi arrogant when we met to discuss Farmers Protest—Meghalaya Gov. Satya Pal Malik says

Addressing a social function at Dadri in Haryana, Malik said, “When I met PM Modi on the farmers’ issue, I fought with him within 5 minutes. He was very arrogant. When I said that 500 farmers have died, he asked…

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