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2017 in Review: The environment

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Dafna Bitran Dirven looks at...

Why the indigenous land struggle is key to advancing environmental justice for all

Imagine that your survival depended on defending the right to live where you are standing right now. At any moment, the government could decide to...

2019: Year of the Vegan?

The word ‘vegan’ was coined in 1944, after members of the Leicester Vegetarian Society became frustrated with the group’s refusal to consider...
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China: How to protect 800 million jobs in the age of AI

The G20 summit took place in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires at the end of November and high on the agenda was...

Can the failure of the Yasuní-ITT Initiative be a lesson for a greener future?

The Ishpingo-Tiputini-Tambococha (ITT) oil fields are situated in the Yasuní national park, a biosphere reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon - arguably the most...

Remember, remember, 17th November?

As rebellions go, it was significantly less explosive than that planned by Guy Fawkes and his Catholic co-conspirators in 1605, aiming to blow up...

The aftermath of Honduras’ coup is fuelling a migrant crisis

The approach of the mid-term elections in the US has seen a sharp uptick in anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from the White House. On 16 October,...

Jair Bolsonaro: Civilization and barbarism

Latin America's sharp turn to the right is set to be compounded on 28 October when, barring a monumental swing toward his competitor, Brazil's...

Spaghetti roads and bullet trains: A history of Zimbabwean elections

In a prescient 2012 paper, Martin Dawson and Tim Kelsall suggested that hopes for better governance in Zimbabwe were nothing short of naïve. Rather, the...

Family separation: Fear, loathing and human rights on America’s southern border

It is easy to see Trump’s handling of his ‘family separation’ policy on America’s border with Mexico as self-contained episode. In early June Trump...

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Populism to Pensions: Love or Hate for Putin’s New Policy?

It has been close to a year since the 2018 March presidential elections in Russia, which saw Vladimir Putin enter his fourth...

2019: Year of the Vegan?

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Reporters: Shuai Hao, Joasia Popowicz, Francesca Regalado Opening a pack of medicine for joint-pain, Julia Zareba, a student from...