Nurit Peled-Elhanan is an Israeli academic, activist, and a laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Human Rights and the Freedom of Thought awarded by the European Parliament.
Nurit Peled-Elhanan Ambreen Agha July 26, 2016Topics:Region: Preethi Nallu July 23, 2016
Over the first week of July, Mr. and Mrs. Hyder Ghulam Bhat were confronted with a difficult decision. They had to call off their daughter's wedding.
"We regret to inform that due to prevailing circumstances in the Valley, the marriage ceremony of our daughter is hereby postponed," their announcement in the local paper read.
The "prevailing circumstances" referred to deadly fighting that broke out on July 8 in the Indian administered part of Kashmir, where they live.Topics:Region:
Michael Bronner July 20, 2016
“What do you mean by ‘tea and sugar?’” the American interrogators wanted to know.
Armed with an intelligence phone intercept in which the phrase “tea and sugar” was uttered by a then-30-something Mauritanian electrical engineer named Mohamedou Ould Slahi during a conversation with a friend, the military intelligence officers – who now had Slahi shackled to the floor in a wooden hutch at Guantánamo – were convinced he was speaking in code, “tea and sugar” some sort of encrypted directives in a terrorist plot.Topics:Region:
Michael Busch July 14, 2016
Yesterday afternoon, El Salvador’s Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that could change the face of justice in the country. The court found a 1993 amnesty law—which blocks investigations and prosecutions of crimes committed during El Salvador’s civil war—to be unconstitutional.Topics:Region:
Paola Chaves and Fabio Andrés Díaz July 12, 2016
The historic bi-lateral ceasefire recently signed by the Colombian government and the FARC seems to consolidate the possibility of a final agreement that will end the conflict. This is a momentous occasion. It demonstrates that conflict with the FARC and the carnage it produced in Colombia over the past six decades can be ended.Topics:Region:
Edward Eremugo Luka July 11, 2016
After being a refugee for five years, Johnny returns to Juba, South Sudan on the day of its independence. But his homecoming is marred by the new bittersweet realities plaguing the world’s youngest country.
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Steve Shaw July 11, 2016
President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United Kingdom in October 2015 was a landmark moment for the country’s relationship with China. It marked the first time a Chinese president had visited the UK in a decade, and resulted in business deals estimated to be worth almost £40 billion. The UK’s Conservative government described the visit as a “golden era” for relations and showed itself to be one of China’s closest friends in the West.Topics:Region:
Hassan Ghedi Santur July 8, 2016
For over a week, social media has been ablaze thanks to a memoir written by a Scottish actress by the name of Louise Linton. It all started on July 1st when an excerpt from her memoir called “How my dream gap year in Africa turned into a nightmare” was published in the lifestyle section of The Telegraph.Topics:Region:
Kai Krienke July 7, 2016
In an interview given to Le Monde in 2010, Algerian historian Mohammed Harbi declared that “[s]ince [Algerian] independence, history is under surveillance.” Although he was speaking in the specific context of Franco-Algerian history, Harbi’s remarks have particular relevance to the decade-long civil war that claimed between 100,000 and 200,000 lives from 1992-2002, and to the history that remains silenced to this day.Topics:Region:
Mohammed Kadalah June 28, 2016
It was a winter night when I sat in a café with four friends and heard on the news that Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, president of Tunisia, had fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14, 2011. It was a strange piece of news! We looked at one another, and all of us were thinking the same thing: ‘Could it happen in Syria?’ But nobody dared to say it out loud... After a few months, three of us were protesting and could not believe it was really us!Topics:Region: