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Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

Bellicose North Korea gives aid donors the jitters

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 31, 2017 0

The long winter is ending in North Korea, and another season of bombast is about to begin.  From April to September, a series of holidays will almost inevitably be accompanied by bellicose statements

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*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

*UPDATED: A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 15, 2017 0

Foreign military intervention in Africa is controversial when it happens, and occasionally controversial when it doesn’t. It’s a symptom of the fragility of African states, and the power of external interests.

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If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

If Trump’s America shrinks humanitarian support, will China fill the void?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 5, 2016 0

China’s latest “white paper” is another sign of the country’s decision to play a larger role in global affairs.

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China’s dangerous double game in the Sudans

China’s dangerous double game in the Sudans

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 27, 2016 0

The recent discovery of a weapons cache exposes China’s complicated and contradictory relationships in the war-torn Sudans.

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Top Picks: Art, barrel bombs, and coffee

Top Picks: Art, barrel bombs, and coffee

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 22, 2016 0

Welcome to IRIN's weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Four to read: Weapons of the Syrian war Defense

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Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

July 4, 2016 0

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to China, the two countries agreed to jointly fund a disaster response centre in Afghanistan. It was just the latest sign of China’s increasingly prominent role

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Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

Why is China getting involved in Afghan peace talks?

July 4, 2016 0

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to China, the two countries agreed to jointly fund a disaster response centre in Afghanistan.

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Fancy a holiday in a former Taliban stronghold?

Fancy a holiday in a former Taliban stronghold?

June 1, 2016 0

With peace returning to the Swat Valley, Pakistan has opened up the former tourism hotspot to visitors once again, but the army retains tight control as the threat from militants remains.    The

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Myanmar refugees in China caught between political fault lines

Myanmar refugees in China caught between political fault lines

March 16, 2016 0

More than one year after war erupted between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic insurgent group, thousands of refugees who crossed the border into China are ignored by both governments as well as the

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Activist arrest puts foreign NGOs in China on edge

Activist arrest puts foreign NGOs in China on edge

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 25, 2016 0

BEIJING 25 January 2016 (IRIN) - Foreign NGO employees in China watched in horror last week as a Swedish rights activist went on state television to deliver what colleagues described as a “forced

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