Post Tagged with: "World News"

Humanitarian Work in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Humanitarian Work in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

By Shahid Kazmi, Youth Analyst and Human Rights Activist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Since my early student life nearly seven years ago, I have been involved in human rights and youth activism. This includes working with various local and international human rights and youth organizations with a vision to make sure human rights are universally protected and respected. In particular, a world where all young people – regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, class, gender or other differences are encouraged and empowered to peacefully claim their own rights and […]

March 19, 2013 · 2 comments · Pakistan, Politics
China Strategy for the Philippines

China Strategy for the Philippines

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, MA Student in Asian Studies at University of the Philippines Asian Center
Location Philippines Philippines

The standoff in the Scarborough Shoal between China and the Philippines not only demonstrated Manila’s commitment to defend its maritime territory, but also Beijing’s determination to maintain its territorial aspirations at all costs. Knowing what strings to pull to pressure the Philippines, Beijing engaged in a series of de facto economic reprisals. For its part, the Philippines internationalized the issue in a bid to draw international opinion against China, with mixed fortunes. Indeed, while Philippine […]

February 22, 2013 · 2 comments · Philippines, Politics
Syria: From a Peaceful State to a Volcano of War

Syria: From a Peaceful State to a Volcano of War

By Farooq Yousaf, Research Analyst
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Syria’s situation has worsened over the past few months. The civilians, opposition as well as the State have incurred heavy losses. There seems to be no intent from the opposition of forfeiting their demands, with the Qatari Prime Minister warning that the country could turn into a “volcano of war and violence.” Although there have been a lot  of violations by both sides in the ongoing conflict, greater chaos in Syria would mean explosive conditions […]

Front Line Defenders Campaigns

Front Line Defenders Campaigns

By Adam Shapiro, Head of Campaigns at Front Line Defenders
Location Ireland Ireland

When activists take to the streets in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen as part of the “Arab Spring” protests; when environmentalists challenge mining and logging companies in Guatemala, Honduras and Indonesia; when LGBTI rights activists campaign in Belarus, Ukraine and Uganda; and when freedom of expression campaigners push for change in China, Vietnam and Cuba they are all putting themselves on the front lines for human rights. They face risks, challenges and threats to their […]

February 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Global, Politics
Sitting Chief Justice May Lead Nepal Government

Sitting Chief Justice May Lead Nepal Government

By Keshav Prasad Bhattarai, Author and Columnist
Location Nepal Nepal

Khil Raj Regmi, the sitting Chief Justice of Nepal, may lead a new government to conduct the second election of the Constituent Assembly (CA). On Thursday evening, leaders of the major political parties have publicly admitted that in principle, they have reached a consensus. The ruling United Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN) Maoist initially advocated this proposal on the first week of this month. Since then Nepali politics have stirred people and entered into a […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Nepal, Politics
Britain Can’t Wait Four Years for an EU Referendum

Britain Can’t Wait Four Years for an EU Referendum

By Tim Aker, Campaign Manager of Get Britain Out
Location United Kingdom United Kingdom

There’s certainly no denying that David Cameron took a historic step in the right direction last week, becoming the first Prime minister to promise the British people an In/Out referendum on their membership of the European Union. The problem however is that Mr. Cameron was simply not bold enough. We have had promises like this before. He announced that any referendum will be delayed until 2017/2018, half way through the next parliament (assuming that he […]

February 2, 2013 · 2 comments · Britain, Economics
The New Indian Political Dialogue

The New Indian Political Dialogue

By Amna Mirza, Assistant Professor in Political Studies at University of Delhi
Location India India

The recently concluded three-day long brain storming session by the main national party in India to deliberate over party policy and leadership for forthcoming national Parliament Elections in 2014 – known as Chintan Shivir – will be etched in people’s memory for years to come. This is for two reasons: Elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party vice president and his candid speech. The nation witnessed a stellar historic address at the Congress Chintan Shivir. The […]

February 1, 2013 · 0 comments · India, Politics