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Yemen Crisis: The Weaponization of Aid
By admin December 3, 2018

  Yemeni citizens are caught in the crossfire of a proxy war that involves much more than an exchange of bullets.  It is estimated that 80% of the domestic population have been forced into dire humanitarian need; some 18.5 million people are food insecure and 16 million have no access to safe, clean water and

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“Index Mania” and Stories Untold
By admin November 6, 2018

When doing research on international development, one can hardly open a newspaper or a web push without finding a reference to an international index. Being different from indexes solely used for investment and market outlook projection, these indexes are usually created by international organizations and cover key issues like corruption, human rights, education, freedom of

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Landmark Macedonian referendum to change its name declared a success despite low voter turnout
By admin October 4, 2018

  Macedonian voters took to the polls on the last weekend of September to determine whether or not to change the name of their country – in a move that would pave the path towards entry into NATO and the European Union. However, low voter turnout almost threatened these potential outcomes. Macedonians voted on whether

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The Rohingya Crisis
By admin September 8, 2017

The narrative the world has been hearing over the past two weeks concerning Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority,” has been one of tragedy, cruelty and devastation. The United Nations reports that in the last two weeks a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees, most of whom are women,

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China Put’s The Kibosh on Cryptocurrency Funding
By admin September 6, 2017

In the latest chapter of the cryptocurrency rollercoaster, over the weekend China put a dramatic halt on ICO’s (initial coin offerings), decrying it to be “an unauthorized and illegal public funding activity.” The halt essentially prohibits digital token financing and trading platforms from doing conversions of coins with fiat currencies. Reflected by a joint statement

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The Long Duration
By admin November 2, 2016

When looking at the heart of a map, the countries that comprise the Middle East and Western Asia, it is clear that civil war or external invasions have affected nearly half of them. Not only does the act of war have catastrophic consequences on the economic and political systems, but also the humanitarian consequences are

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