Asia

“It is an expression of colonial power”: an interview with the Palestianian ambassador to Sweden

On April 23, the Palestinian Ambassador in Sweden, Hala Husni Fariz, gave a lecture to UPF Lund about the past…

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Articles

“Not my circus, not my monkeys”: Poland’s illiberal turn

There is a saying in Poland that goes “Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy”, which translates to “Not my circus,…

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Articles

K-Pop as lip-gloss diplomacy

Many North Koreans die escaping their country. Mind you, many North Koreans die not escaping their country too. Without luck,…

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Africa

Blood on the leaves: menstruation and the masculinity of humanitarian aid

Your home is in ruins, your possessions scattered, and your livelihood is destroyed. You are on the move now, forced…

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Arms

Duterte’s brutal democracy

In 2016 the world’s media was focused on the United States, anxiously awaiting the results of the November U.S. presidential…

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Africa

Is Rwanda Africa’s “post-conflict” success story? 

Twenty-three years ago, Rwanda was on its knees. The economy was a wreck with most of the country’s facilities and…

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Articles

Russia’s Euro-vision for the future

From Finnish rock bands to Portuguese opera singers, Eurovision is the place where once a year Europeans gather and showcase…

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Articles

Opening the door to the Eastern corridor

Belarus, not often mentioned in Western media, is a landlocked country lying between two geopolitical superpowers; the European Union (EU)…

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Articles

The most political thing you can do is to follow your heart

It has never been easy being gay, a lesbian, transsexual or bisexual in Belarus. Despite recognising same-sex relationships homosexuality is…

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Belarus

Learning from history in a library without books

The only opposition member of the Belarusian House of Representatives is a woman, and a young woman at that. Anna…

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