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The Responsibility to Protect and the 2014 Conflict in Gaza

The Responsibility to Protect and the 2014 Conflict in Gaza

More civilians will die without concerted efforts to break the cycles of impunity and escalation that have been allowed to establish themselves in Israel and Palestine.

The Future of Slavery in Australia

The Future of Slavery in Australia

Slavery and trafficking will not be defeated unless those fighting it can simultaneously prevent its growth, whilst strategically responding to its current expressions.

Cold War II: Can Economic Sanctions and Diplomacy Avert a Repetition of History?

Cold War II: Can Economic Sanctions and Diplomacy Avert a Repetition of History?

Pushing Russia into isolation will raise insecurities in Eastern Europe and will possibly resurrect the Cold War. Therefore the crisis must be resolved via negotiation.

The EU Strategic Agenda: Prospects and Challenges

The EU Strategic Agenda: Prospects and Challenges

There is little in the way of fresh ideas being presented in the Strategic Agenda, whereby much of it appears to be the rephrasing of previous initiatives.

The European Council’s “Strategic Agenda”: an Agenda, Maybe, but not Strategic

The European Council’s “Strategic Agenda”: an Agenda, Maybe, but not Strategic

If the “Strategic Agenda” is the result of a lowest common denominator word-processing exercise from within the Council Secretariat, then it serves no useful purpose.

South Sudan in Turmoil: The Risk of a Congo-like Regional Crisis

South Sudan in Turmoil: The Risk of a Congo-like Regional Crisis

The stakes in the South Sudanese conflict are high. The peace process needs to be revitalized and rigorously pursued to bring a lasting settlement to the conflict.

Why the Continuing Siege on Reproductive Rights?

Why the Continuing Siege on Reproductive Rights?

Understanding attacks on reproductive rights requires examining historical, psychological, legal, religious, & political perspectives to find answers.

Rwanda’s Mediation of Memorialization through Community-Based Sociotherapy

Rwanda’s Mediation of Memorialization through Community-Based Sociotherapy

Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, the implementation of sociotherapy, and its focus on empathy and care, is helping genocide survivors deal with painful memories.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan’s Non-Apologies to the Armenians and Kurds

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan’s Non-Apologies to the Armenians and Kurds

The lukewarm responses of the Armenian state and Kurdish and Armenian social groups reveal that Erdoğan’s statements were merely political statements, not apologies.

The Rise of East Asian Higher Education and Science

The Rise of East Asian Higher Education and Science

With a growing proportion of new knowledge coming from Asia, the world will soon realise that the dragon has arrived to reshape the knowledge economy.

The Role of Victimisation in the Vietnam-China War of Words

The Role of Victimisation in the Vietnam-China War of Words

Analysis of Vietnamese and Chinese mass media reveals how the narrative of victimization is an important tool for gaining international support in the current dispute.

Ukraine and the Interwoven Interests of America, Russia, and the EU

Ukraine and the Interwoven Interests of America, Russia, and the EU

Ukraine is crucial for the future global strategies of the US, Russia, and the EU. Conflicting approaches to the crisis should not mask the interwoven interests.