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Will Belarus become Ukraine?

Will Belarus become Ukraine?

The history and politics of post-Soviet Belarus and Ukraine are very different. The current Belarusian transformation could be leading to results similar to those of the 2018 Velvet Revolution in Armenia, rather than to those of the 2013–2014 Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. Yet, Moscow’s pathological imperialism towards Russia’s Eastern Slavic “brother nations” may mean […]

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How Somalia Was Made ‘Great Again’

How Somalia Was Made ‘Great Again’

  In recent weeks the confluence of many issues and events of different shades and dangers made Somalia’s political situation more complicated. This being the last year of the current administration, challenges of that nature are not entirely new, but the intensity and volatility of these developments are. However, this piece is not an attempt […]

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Op-Ed: Repression of women increases in Muslim world amid the pandemic

A new report by UN Women reveals that the COVID-19 crisis has intensified gender-based violence around the world: “The report observes that lockdowns and quarantine measures placed by many countries mean that millions of women are confined with their abusers, with limited options for seeking help and support.”   However, in the Muslim world, even before […]

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Op-Ed: Minority persecution in Muslim world increases amid the pandemic

Op-Ed: Minority persecution in Muslim world increases amid the pandemic

As the world is pre-occupied with the deadly explosion in Beirut, domestic unrest and the coronavirus pandemic, the persecution of minorities in the Muslim world increases as we speak, from Turkey and Syria to Bangladesh and Pakistan.   This harsh reality was best illustrated when Sultan Erdogan decided to transform the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.  […]

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Op-Ed: Do not neglect the struggle against other forms of racism

Op-Ed: Do not neglect the struggle against other forms of racism

In recent days, headlines in America have been dominated by pundits raising awareness about the widespread racial inequality in America following the brutal murder of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks by white police officers and the subsequent race riots that have occurred across the nation.  Both murders were horrific and unjustifiable.  However, it is pivotal […]

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Op-Ed: South of Siyaf is a secret Iranian nuclear site

Op-Ed: South of Siyaf is a secret Iranian nuclear site

  By Mendi Safadi Another Iranian site has been discovered in Syria near Al Baida en route to Siyaf and it is intended for an attack deep inside of Israel.  This is an Iranian nuclear site deep inside the heart of Syria that poses a tangible danger to the Jewish state. The site is located […]

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Op-Ed: Are Hindus being persecuted amid the coronavirus pandemic?

Op-Ed: Are Hindus being persecuted amid the coronavirus pandemic?

In an interview, Shipan Kumer Basu, President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, reported that the Sheikh Hasina government has been only praying that Muslims get spared from the coronavirus pandemic yet had no blessings to give to the minority communities within her country: “A number of non-Muslims live in Bangladesh.  No prayer was offered […]

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Pastor Saeed Abedini to President Trump: “Please help Iranian political prisoners”

Pastor Saeed Abedini to President Trump: “Please help Iranian political prisoners”

After large scale protests have been reported in over a dozen prisons and several rebellions have broken out in prisons across Iran, Pastor Saeed Abedini and a number of other political dissidents wrote a petition to US President Donald Trump.  They proclaimed that the United States should help Iran’s political prisoners by increasing American pressure […]

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Op-Ed: Will coronavirus transform Bangladesh into the next Iran?

Op-Ed:  Will coronavirus transform Bangladesh into the next Iran?

Shipan Kumer Basu, President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, proclaimed in an interview: “Coronavirus is the latest pandemic that is affecting the international community.  So far, there is no official record on how the coronavirus is affecting the people in Bangladesh.  We believe that 13 Bangladeshis have succumbed to the illness, but the government […]

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Great Decisions At Home

Great Decisions At Home

Due to social distancing policies required to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Foreign Policy Association has made the digital edition of the Great Decisions television series available for participants to stream in their homes. Bellow, please find links to some of our content. Please share and enjoy!  

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Bangladeshi rioters threaten to murder Hindu student

Bangladeshi rioters threaten to murder Hindu student

In the wake of Modi’s upcoming visit to Bangladesh, Tithy Sarkar, a student leader in the World Hindu Struggle Committee at Jagannath University, faced death threats.   According to the World Hindu Struggle Committee, “Islamist rioters have been protesting Narendra Modi’s visit in Bangladesh on March 17.  They do not want to see Modi in Bangladesh.” […]

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