Politics & Diplomacy

Sep 18, 2018

Taiwan: US Representative Chris Smith Urges Secretary of State to Implement Taiwan Travel Act

On 13 September 2018, United States (US) Representative Chris Smith called the Secretary of State to meet Chinese efforts to isolate Taiwan with reciprocal measures. Under the Taiwan Travel Act signed earlier this year, high-level officials of the US are allowed to visit Taiwan and vice versa in order to ensure the inclusion of Taiwan into international fora. In the meantime, China has made efforts...

Sep 18, 2018

Taiwan: US Representative Chris Smith Urges Secretary...

On 13 September 2018, United States (US) Representative Chris Smith called the Secretary of State to meet Chinese efforts to isolate Taiwan with reciprocal measures. Under the Taiwan Travel Act signed...

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Sep 17, 2018

Latin America: Indigenous Delegation Meets MEPs...

From 3 to 13 September 2018, indigenous representatives from Central America travelled to Brussels, Geneva and Copenhagen in order to shed light on human rights violations caused by extractive industries...

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Sep 17, 2018

Barotseland: Jailed Independence Leaders Receive...

On Monday 10 September 2018, the Zambian Supreme Court upheld the conviction of the sworn Administrator General of Barotseland and his two colleagues, and added another five years to their ten-year initial...

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Sep 17, 2018

District of Columbia: Member of the European Parliament...

Alex Mayer, a United Kingdom Labour Party member, said she was ‘baffled’ to learn that the 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia are lacking voting representation in the United States...

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Sep 14, 2018

Somaliland: Feuding Parties in Ceel Afweyn Reach...

In an otherwise comparatively stable Somaliland, the district of Ceel Afweyn has been prone to some conflict over the past two years. Ceel Afweyn is a district plagued by disagreements over scarce grazing...

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Sep 14, 2018

Balochistan: BSO Leader Writes Open Letter to...

Sohrab Baloch, the leader of the Baloch Student Organisation (BSO), wrote an open letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. In his letter, Baloch cited numerous human rights abuses carried out...

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Sep 11, 2018

Pakistan: New Government Intends to Renegotiate...

Pakistan’s new government intends to review and renegotiate several deals with China, including the trade agreement related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The reasoning behind this decision...

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Sep 11, 2018

Taiwan: U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation to...

In the last two and a half years, Taiwan has lost five diplomatic allies to pressure from China, who seeks to undermine its national sovereignty. In an effort to help Taipei preserve its remaining 17 allies,...

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