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Aug 7 2012

Libya elections: just the beginning

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By Ranj Alaaldin Libya’s journey toward democratic politics has started with promise. The country’s first national elections in almost five decades took place weeks ago and the whole affair was deemed largely free and fair, marred only slightly by minor … Continue reading

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Aug 7 2012

Oil dispute and ethno-politics in the Kurdish region of Iraq

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By Zeynep Kaya   The competition for oil control in the Kurdish area of Iraq strains relationships between Turkey, Iraq and the Kurdish regional government of Iraq. The oil dispute between the Iraqi central government in Baghdad, the Kurdistan Regional … Continue reading

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Jun 28 2012

Far from being victims, women’s networks have led the way in campaigning for peace and justice

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By Simone Datzberger, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of International Relations, LSE   In 2011, the American Journal of Public Health estimated that 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Some experts have even suggested that … Continue reading

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