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New Zealand condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs but won't call it ‘genocide’
The World May 11, 2021
New Zealand has joined other countries in calling out China for its mistreatment of Uyghurs, but falls short of calling it "genocide." Critics say the condemnation has been "watered down" to protect China as an essential trade partner.
Critical State
Rebels with a business cause: Part I
Inkstick Media May 11, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into new research on how rebels negotiate the international business world, with a focus on Democratic Republic of Congo.
COVID-19
Efficiency over privacy: How trust in the Chinese government helped contain the pandemic
The World May 10, 2021
Author Yashu Zhang describes the efficiency of China's vaccination rollout and why there's so much trust in authorities in the fight against the coronavirus.
Migration
Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned
The World May 10, 2021
At least five migrants have drowned off the coast of Libya, including a woman and child. The journey to a better life is often harrowing. Some migrants crossing the Mediterranean say they prefer death to being returned
Police
'This is a war scene’: Rio residents grieve, protest against deadly police raid
The World May 07, 2021
At least 25 people were killed on Thursday in a police raid on a poor community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now, residents and local officials are demanding answers — and accountability.
Brexit
Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?
The World May 07, 2021
Last month's violence in Northern Ireland was blamed on anger over Brexit but, upon closer inspection, the issues run much deeper.
Foreign policy
US will go ‘beyond mere statements’ to support Ukraine sovereignty, says former US amb
The World May 05, 2021
William Taylor, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about what's at stake with Secretary of State Antony Blinken's strategic visit to Kyiv. 
Displacement
Displaced Syrians in Turkey say Syria's elections are a sham
The World May 04, 2021
​​​​​​​Syria is set to hold presidential elections this month. Syrians in Turkey view the exercise with cynicism and bitterness.
Critical State
The stuff of life and death: Part II
Inkstick Media May 04, 2021
Critical State, our foreign policy newsletter, takes a deep dive into the weaponization of water.
Extremism
The Proud Boys right-wing group disbands in Canada
The World May 03, 2021
Two months after being designated a terrorist organization in Canada, the group has disbanded, saying that it never posed a threat, as claimed by Ottawa officials.
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