Author: Eleanor Chapman

Peace In Colombia Is More Than A Signed Agreement: With Financial Support, It Offers The Opportunity To Address Underlying Inequalities

Many Colombians have never lived a day of peace. The internal armed conflict between the guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the government and paramilitaries was driven by inequality, drug-trafficking, and territory control lasting over fifty years. Every generation was affected. More than 220,000 people died and

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Homophobic Violence In Chechnya Demands International Action

In a chilling response to reports of extreme levels of homophobic violence against men “with non-traditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such” in Chechnya, Russia. A Chechen government spokesperson, has gone so far as to deny the very existence of gay people in the region: “you cannot arrest or repress

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UN Welcomes Central African Republic’s Steps Towards Accountability

On April 4th 2017, the United Nations Security Council welcomed the efforts of the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, to restore peace and security to the crisis-torn country, also stressing the need for the “swift operationalization” of his plans. In its Presidential Statement, the Security Council

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The Weaponization Of Healthcare In Syria

A report for the Lancet Commission on Syria, published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, to mark the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, condemns pro-government forces’ targeted attacks on health facilities and workers. In the ‘weaponization’ of healthcare in Syria, “healthcare facilities are attacked, workers are targeted, medical neutrality is

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Protesting Greek Farmers And Grexit Rumblings Ominous Omens For The Future Of The European Union

Around 1,300 stockbreeders and farmers arrived in the Greek capital Athens on overnight ferries from Crete in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday 8th March 2017 to demonstrate against the government’s latest austerity measures. The protests turned violent, with farmers’ shepherds crooks clashing with riot police teargas, when

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Enter The Nexus Of The Syrian Conflict

Donald Trump’s planned ‘Travel Ban’ provoked outrage across the world and set an ominous tone for those hoping that US Foreign Policy might prioritize a humanitarian solution to the lethal conflict in Syria, now in its sixth bloody year. In 2002, James Fearon of Stanford University put the average length

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