Asia

Commercial whaling in Japan: what is the impact?

On the 30th of June 2019, Japan left the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the global body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling. Therefore, since July 2019, Japan has resumed commercial whaling within its own waters.…

Alice Holmes

South Korea: a stellar example of how to fight a pandemic?

South Korea’s management of the COVID-19 crisis has been hailed as a success story throughout the past year. Reflecting on the past year, one may…

Hannah Scollen

Why the treatment of Uighur Muslims serves as a reminder that genocide still occurs in our society

Under Xi Jinping, China has overseen a brutal crackdown on Muslim minorities in the far Western province of Xinjiang. Out of the 11 million Uighur Muslims…

Elin Wright

How democratic is Aung San Suu Kyi’s Myanmar really?

Image: Pixabay.com No one was surprised when Aung San Suu Kyi won an absolute majority in Myanmar’s elections. Neither international observers, nor the media,…

Sophie Kiderlin

Will there finally be peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia?

Armenian protests in Martuni, Nagorno-Karabakh, 1988. Armenian Museum of Photo and Video Materials on Flickr (CC) Azerbaijan is celebrating. Armenia is angry. This week,…

Sophie Kiderlin

What is the future of nonprofits in India?

Image: Pexels.com The Indian government is again cracking down on nonprofits in the country. This time, receiving funding from overseas has become the central issue.…

Sophie Kiderlin