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20.03.2018

Women's experiences of the Afghan conflict are muted, sidelined and ignored, according to female expert researcher

Women suffer disproportionately from the violence plaguing Afghanistan. Their insights would be a valuable contribution to negotiations, and to sustainable peace in the country. But for that to happen, their voice needs to be accepted at the table, and not just under the label of 'women’s...


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10.03.2018

Fighting the colony: Women activism beyond suffrage

More than a century has passed since Putri Mardika, Indonesia’s first ever women's organization, was established but challenges persist in the efforts to influence national politics to bring progress to all women.


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26.02.2018

South Africa's dilemma in the Belt and Road Initiative: Losing Africa for China?

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) delivers a final blow to South Africa’s foreign policy claim to be the gateway to the African continent. As China boosts its preferred Silk Road partners, it leaves South Africa at a loss for its very own foreign policy identity—and opens up a murkier future...


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21.02.2018

India is wary of the Chinese engagement with its neighbours

India's wariness towards China's Belt and Road Initiative comes with implications for New Delhi’s engagement with its neighbours. Sushant Singh, a partner of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in India, explains more.


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15.02.2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative opens to Latin America

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is stretching out to affect regions not geographically linked to the actual project.


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29.11.2017

Drop into the future: Migration 2030

How can migration between Africa and Europe change between now and 2030? Here are four scenarios to improve our understanding today.


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29.11.2017

High time for a common African policy on China

While China released its first policy positions towards Africa as early as 2006, Africa remains without a common policy on China’s business practices and relationship with the continent.


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28.11.2017

China as a role model?

On how pragmatism is replacing values in the African-European relations and the expectations of the 2017 EU-AU Summit


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24.11.2017

Transparent governance starts with access to information

The struggle for transparent governance can’t be divorced from the social and political climate in Africa, where governments and political elites attempt to curb citizens’ access to information on critical issues, in violation of their rights.


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28.10.2017

FES-sponsored think tank rises above Venezuelan deadlock to provide economic crisis solutions

Caracas (Venezuela) – "The Observatorio Económico could even go on to provide a less contentious platform for wider democratic reform" writes Michael Lange, FES Venezuela


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