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Reporting White Supremacist Terror Needs a Fundamental Shift

In the first anniversary of Hanau’s heinous terror attack, German and Western news media have to accept their part of responsibility in the emergence...

After a decade of turmoil, is peace within reach in Libya?

Libya's political trajectory has gone through different stages since 2011 but the country was effectively split into two halves following the 2014 involvement of...

Libya’s new unity government is a start. But a long road lies ahead

Libyans hope a new political transitional can unite the country and bring about a reconciliation process – but many hurdles remain.Recently, delegates from opposite...

Protests uploaded: Social media and Russia’s protests

The use of social media galvanised protesters in Russia like never before, and the state proved ill-equipped to deal with a fast-mobilising public.In the...

A decade into Arab uprising: Tunisians keep on protesting

Today, Tunisians have a democratic, free country, but their quest for a dignified existence and adequate standard of living is far from over.A decade...

Biden will alter rhetoric, but won’t change course on Western Sahara

The Biden administration now faces a situation in which its stance on Western Sahara is directly tied to its relationship with Israel. The diplomatic...

Ten years After the Arab Spring: Has the Libyan Conflict Come to an End?

The international community must ensure the security required in which the UN-led Libyan Political Dialogue Forum can prepare for new elections.Political uprisings and widespread...

From Prison to Presidency: Sadyr Japarov’s Victory

Sadyr Japarov soared past 16 other candidates with 79 percent of the vote in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election.In Kyrgyzstan, where the cold winter has ushered...

Macron’s honoring a putschist: A fall from grace

French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to grant France’s most prestigious honorific distinction (légion d’honneur) to Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is very short-sighted and...

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