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India and China: Rising powers heading for conflict?

As both India and China ascend to the global top table, a great deal of attention has been afforded to the delicate relationship between these two ancient powers. There is abundant potential for regional...

Bangladesh civil service quota causes student protests

Thousands of protesters have taken to Shahbagh Chattar in Dhaka, Bangladesh since April 7. Student protesters in the Chattar (square), right at the heart of the city, have demanded the reformation of the quota...
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Landmark trade deal between the EU and Mercosur on the horizon

17 years after the first negotiations began, the European Union and Mercosur (a South American free trade pact between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) are inching ever closer to agreement on a far-reaching free trade...
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2017 in Review: Russia and Eastern Europe

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Thomas Brewis looks at Russia and Eastern Europe.   Unlike many parts of the world, Eastern Europe...

Could a 1p NHS tax save the health service?

With the National Health Service reportedly the number one priority for Conservative Party voters, ahead of Brexit and immigration, Jeremy Hunt – now the longest-serving Health Secretary in history – has again floated the...
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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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2017 in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, our Editor, John Bartlett, looks at the last 12 months in Latin America...
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Catalonia decides: A winding road towards potential freedom

The political agenda in Catalonia was not always about independence from Spain. The failure to reform its Statute of Autonomy in 2010 ignited popular resentment for Madrid’s rule, propelling a secessionist movement that could...

Chelsea – Qarabag FK: A match made in the USSR

Today's Champions League group stage tie between Chelsea and Qarabag FK, of Azerbaijan, is unlikely to produce any surprises. The English champions' experienced side of superstars, playing at home, is likely to prove too...
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Is 80 the new 40? Berlusconi returns – again

In a typically sweltering Italian summer, one of the hottest talking points this August was the return of Italy’s prime political headline-grabber, Silvio Berlusconi. Convicted of tax fraud in 2013, banned from holding public...

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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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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...
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Will the EU turn to the Western Balkans?

When the UK leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019, history will be made. For the very first time, the EU will lose...