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Gulrez Shah Azhar August 17, 2017
Severe weather threatens livelihoods and increases despair. A study from University of California, Berkeley, connects rising temperatures with suicides among Indian farmers. Other studies demonstrate that aggression increases with hot temperatures. “As global temperatures rise and droughts become more common, political agitation, social unrest, and even violence will likely follow,” explains...
August 17, 2017
Right-wing extremist groups are descending on US college campuses, trying to recruit followers, attract publicity and incite outrage with various causes including white nationalism. Such appearances in diverse college towns like Berkeley, California, and Charlottesville, Virginia, have triggered protests, violence and fierce debates over the constitutional right to free speech. “College campuses...
Hooyeon Kim, David Tweed, and Narae Kim August 16, 2017
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in is adamant: His country would be most impacted by any military action against North Korea and he has a right to veto any such action. Moon “vowed to prevent war at any cost – a statement that drew a sharp contrast with President Donald Trump, who has warned of ‘fire and fury’ if North Korea continues to threaten the US,” report a team of reporters for Bloomberg...
Barney Henderson August 16, 2017
This August marks 70 years since the Great Partition divided British India into two independent nations: India and Pakistan. The Indian independence movement engaged in non-violent struggle under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and diplomacy efforts in international forums in the wake of the Second World War, just as the old British and French empires were on the verge of collapse. As Barney...
August 15, 2017
Whether shutting down completely or going digital-only, many English-language newspapers in Latin American countries, including those in Argentina, Venezuela and Peru, are confronting the realities of technological change. The Internet has upended a previously successful business model for newspapers, as Anglophone immigrants and tourists can now use the Internet to “browse their hometown papers...
Philip Wen August 15, 2017
In response to North Korea testing two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month, the UN Security Council issued a new round of sanctions “intending to press the Asian state to renounce its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs,” reports Philip Wen for Reuters. The sanctions prohibit North Korea from exporting seafood and various minerals like iron and coal. The country earns more...
Arthur Beesley and Jim Brunsden August 14, 2017
Under Emmanuel Macron’s new government, France is aggressively seeking to influence eurozone policy by gunning for two top positions in the Eurogroup as well as pushing to create another one. The Eurogroup refers to informal gatherings for finance ministers of the 19 eurozone countries who attempt to ensure close coordination and integration of economic policies. The pro-EU Macron is “push[ing]...

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