World’s ‘forces of darkness’ would welcome break-up of Britain

     

First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond (above) has sought to assure the rest of the world that an independent Scotland would be another Norway—a wealthy mediator,… Read more »

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‘Ukraine is not alone’ – how to help counter Russia’s aggression

     

Experts of the Institute of World Policy have produced a policy brief based on interviews with a wide range of experts from domestic institutes, think-tanks and other relevant bodies in… Read more »

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Uyghur scholar Tohti faces trial, as China ‘rescues’ children from religious schools

     

A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China’s unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being “rescued”, along with the detention of dozens… Read more »

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China’s system ‘not as stable as it seems’?

     

Over the weekend, thousands of residents of Boluo County, Guangdong took to the streets to protest a planned garbage incinerator, Chris Buckley at the New York Times reports: A street… Read more »

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Turkey: strike down internet curbs, says rights group

     

New legal amendments giving the Turkish authorities broad powers to block websites and to amass users’ internet activity data should be overturned, Human Rights Watch said today. The new measures… Read more »

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ISIS strategy needs ‘political, cultural, ideological tools – and Arab reform

     

The U.S. strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy” and the formation of a “broad coalition” to do so, does not guarantee the… Read more »

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