The Iraqi government is denying thousands of children whose parents have a perceived Islamic State affiliation of their right to access an education
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Britain’s populist conservative leader Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogation move over Brexit basically undermines the country’s unparalleled democracy.
The prevailing takeaway from this year’s G7 summit was that it resulted in little progress on many of problems while potraying Trump as Putin’s puppet.
Populists in government can erode the institutional checks on executive power necessary for durable democracy, previously resilient advanced democracies.
It was a striking choice for France to invite Egyptian President Sisi to attend the G7 summit in Biarritz, with theme being “the fight against inequality”.
Recent events have stoked alarm among the sizeable Uighur diaspora in Turkey that the country is no longer the haven it has been for decades.
Gender equality in Iran continues to suffer for religious reasons. HRW called for the release of women detained on grounds of an Iran women stadium ban.
Change is possible by combining digicom with strategic nonviolence to strengthen capacity and effectiveness of Tibet movement, says Lhadon Tethong of TAI.
The EIU finds that since 2006 democracy has deteriorated in central and eastern Europe more there than in any other part of the world.
The world famous Lebanese band, Mashrou’ Leila, has become the latest victim of Lebanon’s criminal defamation and insult laws.