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Why we should abandon the concept of the ‘climate refugee’

It is entirely reasonable to assume that as climate change intensifies, it will result in more human migration and displacement. Images of Bangladeshis seeking refuge from the latest cyclone or Californians fleeing suburban wildfires affirm a sense that climate change is driving the next great migration. And yet the great paradox of climate migration is that there is no such as thing as a “climate migrant” or “climate refugee”.

, by Privacy International

The Clearview/Ukraine partnership

How surveillance companies exploit war

Clearview announced it will offer its surveillance tech to Ukraine. It seems no human tragedy is off-limits to surveillance companies looking to sanitise their image.

The Two Sudans : a tour of the neighborhood

Les deux Soudans : Un tour de voisinage

Résumé en français : Avant l’indépendance du Sud-Soudan en juillet 2011, le Soudan était le plus grand pays d’Afrique, et partageait une frontière avec neuf pays.
Aujourd’hui, les deux Soudans sont au cœur d’une région au contexte géopolitique compliqué où se rejoignent le Sahara, le Sahel, la Corne de (...)

, by Frontline

Sri Lanka: Rising from the ruins

Le Sri Lanka se relève de ses ruines

Résumé en français : Trois ans après la fin de la guerre, la réconciliation demeure un rêve lointain alors que le gouvernement sri lankais et l’Alliance nationale tamoule campent respectivement sur leurs positions. Pendant ce temps, les habitants ordinaires de la minorité tamoule se battent pour (...)

, by Frontline

Rohingyas’ flight

By Haroon Habib

Bangladesh is facing another influx of Rohingyas following sectarian violence in the Rakhine state in western Myanmar.
The spillover of the sectarian violence that began in early June in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, located south of Bangladesh, has once again started affecting the border regions of (...)

, by Frontline

Sri Lanka: Lessons learnt?

By R.K. Radhaskrishnan

Post UNHRC resolution, the theme of “betrayal” and “conspiracy” has taken centre stage in the country.
Ever since the guns fell silent in May 2009 in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, which was once held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), there has not been a single instance of residual (...)

, by Himal Southasian

Tibet burning

By Topden Tsering

A close look at past and present shows the self-immolators and their struggle to be anything but apolitical.
The string of self-immolations inside Tibet – started in 2009 by a Kirti Monastery monk named Tapey and which most recently claimed two monks in Barkham County on 30 March – shows no sign (...)

, by Infochange

Teaching peace: Civil society peace education programmes in South Asia

By Anupama Srinivasan

Several peace education programmes across South Asia, from the Peace Museum in Karachi to the Sita School near Bangalore, are initiating processes that incorporate ideas of peace and non-violence. But they are fighting for space within the mainstream education system and tend to be confined to (...)

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Burma: Halt in hostilities?

By Larry Jagan

Burma edges towards peace.
Hopes of an end to the world’s longest-running insurgency were raised in recent days, as several ethnic rebel groups entered into ceasefire agreements with the Burmese government. The most important of these took place on 12 January, when the Karen National Union (...)

, by OpenDemocracy

The contest over peace and security in Africa

By Alex de Waal

The dominant interventionist approach to peace and security in Africa by-passes the hard work of creating domestic political consensus and instead imposes models of government favoured by western powers. The emergent African methodology offers a chance to develop locally-rooted solutions too (...)

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Syria: Between popular resistance and foreign intervention

By Khalil Habash

The Syrian popular movement has witnessed an increasing mobilisation in recent weeks – the most important since last summer – despite the continuous violent repression. Defections within the army are still happening on a growing scale. Ten months after the beginning of the revolution – and (...)