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After the independence vote: what now for Iraq’s Kurds?

The independence referendum held in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) on 20 September led to a decisive vote of 92% in favour. While the Kurdish capital of Erbil has been filled with celebrations for...
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Coordinating the many actors in Antarctica’s fight against climate change

The sublime beauty of Antarctica is on a par with its bone-chilling hostility – the uninhabited continent is the world's coldest, driest and windiest. The facts that describe it are inevitably mind-boggling; its ice...

Make or break for arch-reformer Macron

In June, just a few days prior to a landslide legislative victory for Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (LRM) party, the Economist ran a cover feature that depicted him striding, beaming across a...
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Military might leads the debate in Kashmir

In August 1947, two nations gained independence from British rule. One was a new nation that had been forged through compromise and reluctance: Pakistan. The other, India, had endured a long and turbulent history,...

Kosovo v Ukraine – The limits of independence movements

Against the backdrop of last Sunday’s independence referendum in Catalonia, tonight’s round of FIFA World Cup qualification fixtures produces one particularly intriguing match. Ordinarily Kosovo facing off against Ukraine would not be the first...
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Tensions simmer in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts

In the verdant countryside of Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Division, bordering India and Myanmar, lie the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). They are home to the Jumma people, the collective name for the numerous small indigenous communities of religious...
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Will El Salvador ever see justice for the El Mozote massacre?

Despite the estimated 32 cases of human rights abuses that occurred during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992), the incidents in the village of El Mozote and the surrounding department of Morazán will always be...
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Turmoil in Nicaragua: How Ortega is contributing to his own downfall

Demonstrators flooded the streets of Managua and other cities throughout Nicaragua on 18 April 2018 to protest against President Daniel Ortega’s (2007-present) proposed social security reforms that would aim to increase taxes and decrease...

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 and his Attorney General instituted a policy of separating the...
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Will Britain have a second referendum on EU membership?

Britain could consider its trajectory between 2015 and the present day as inextricable from that of the career of Nigel Farage. In 2015 he failed to win his seat at the general election, allowing...

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

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