Politics & Diplomacy

Aug 31, 2018

Balochistan: Minority and Women’s Voices Underrepresented in New Government

Following the 25 July 2018 general elections in Pakistan, it is now the time for the new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to appoint cabinet members. Although the turnout of minorities and women in the polls during this election cycle seemed to have been higher than in years past, their ability to participate in this year’s election was still significantly curtailed and the election process as a whole...

Aug 31, 2018

Balochistan: Minority and Women’s Voices Underrepresented...

Following the 25 July 2018 general elections in Pakistan, it is now the time for the new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to appoint cabinet members. Although the turnout of minorities and women in the polls...

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Aug 31, 2018

EU Puts Pressure on China Following Imprisonment...

Both bilaterally and multilaterally, the EU has made various public declarations denouncing China’s violation of freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and linguistic rights, after the detention...

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Aug 28, 2018

East Turkestan: China Uses Economic Power to Intimidate...

China’s persecution against the Uyghurs living within the so-called Xinjiang Autonomous Region has caused many to flee the country. However, neighbouring countries are now currying Chinese economic...

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Aug 28, 2018

Somaliland Briefing Note 2018

Since it declared independence from Somalia in 1991, Somaliland has developed into one of the Horn of Africa’s most prosperous and stable democracies. Despite having its own flag, parliament, currency...

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Aug 27, 2018

Western Togoland: HSGF Reaffirms Independence...

On 26 August 2018, the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF) reaffirmed its claims for self-determination and political independence. While denouncing centuries of colonial rule over the peoples of Western...

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Aug 24, 2018

Tibet: No Appeal for Language Rights Activist’s...

Tashi Wangchuck, a Tibetan language rights activist, saw his appeal of release rejected by the Chinese government on 13 August 2018. Arrested in 2016 for discussing the erosion of Tibet’s culture...

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Aug 23, 2018

Taiwan: El Salvador Latest to Withdraw Diplomatic...

The central American republic of El Salvador has become the latest country to withdraw diplomatic relations with Taiwan, instead following an uninhibited “One China” policy, following a summit...

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Aug 14, 2018

China: Beijing Denies UN CERD’s Concerns over...

Over the last months, the international community has shed light on China’s repressive policies against ethnic minorities and the massive internment of Uyghurs. On 10 August 2018, the United...

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