Regions / Europe & Central Asia
Damning stat: according to the World Bank, in 2011 remittances from abroad constituted a whopping 47% of Tajikstan’s GDP.
A Syrian national who fought in Bosnia and now languishes in an immigration detention center reflects on the Bosnian war, his predicament, and the civil war in Syria.
Each year Conn Hallinan looks aghast at news stories and newsmakers that beggar belief.
A French re-militarization of Africa, under the well-worn pretext of humanitarian intervention, is in the making.
Developed countries are still using the WTO to squeeze small farmers in the developing world--and developing world governments are going along with the charade.
We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.
Integrating women into environmental decision-making is critical to addressing the issues arising from climate change.
Faced with the failure of conventional lobbying, the climate protection movement is now turning to mass civil disobedience—but we can take it further still.
Where the old institutions have failed, insurgent global citizens must now defend the climate directly and preserve the public trust for generations to come.
Human Rights Day is an ideal time to acknowledge that what is presented as a pure human rights project is, for oppressed peoples, actually sullied by politics.