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05.01.2024 Madi Khalis Maalouf

Tunisia has recently experienced some escalation of the internal political crisis caused by the activities of President K. Saied aimed at strengthening his authoritarian regime and the accumulation in this regard of contradictions between the presidential administration and the country’s military leaders, which traditionally enjoys strong authority among the country’s population. As a fundamental step towards strengthening his political positions, K. Saied amended the country’s Constitution that would expand his powers and allow the president to limit the authority of other…

29.12.2023 Yuliya Novitskaya

Louis Gouend heads the Cameroonian diaspora in Russia and is the founder of the African Business Club in our country. Why are business and investment in Africa becoming more and more attractive for Russian companies? Why is there an acute lack of information about each other in Russia and African countries? How do Cameroonians live in Russia?

06.12.2023 Boris Kushhov

The emancipation of women and the promotion of gender equality have emerged as major concerns in bilateral and multilateral discussions that Mongolia participates in, as well as in the joint statements made by Mongolian representatives with their counterparts from other countries. Therefore, these subjects were discussed five times on the nation’s primary news portal, Montsame.mn, in the span of just two days…

10.11.2023 Ivan Kopytsev

At the end of October 2023, Amnesty International* published a report implicating Meta**, the company that owns, inter alia, Facebook** and Instagram**, in widespread human rights violations during the 2020-2022 conflict in the Tigray region. Thus, according to the human rights organization, Meta* failed to take effective measures to curb the spread of content advocating ethnic hatred and violence. Although the signing of agreements in Pretoria effectively ended the conflict-active…

26.09.2023 Veniamin Popov

Recently, the American media reported that a biography of Senator Mitt Romney, who has just announced his resignation, is being prepared for publication. A New York Times columnist read an excerpt from the book and “was struck by the depth of the senator’s contempt and disdain for much of the Republican Party, including many of his colleagues in the Senate.” He condemned their vanity, their venality and cowardice: he reserved particularly harsh words for the many senators “who would do or say anything for political power and influence.”…

25.09.2023 Bakhtiar Urusov
The Ainu people

On September 14 an international conference was held in Sapporo, the administrative center of the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido, with the support of the Japanese government. Its subject was the development of tourism to support the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples – in particular, the minority Ainu people, who are the indigenous inhabitants of the Japanese islands of Hokkaido and Honshu. These indigenous people, who typically have pronounced European-like facial features, have for centuries had to defend themselves against the aggressive Yamato minzoku

15.09.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

A 23-year-old elementary school teacher committed suicide at her workplace on July 18, 2023. The young woman had only recently completed her teacher certification exam, and her death elicited a powerful emotional response. In addition to words of condolence from children, the front of the school where the tragedy occurred was adorned with almost 300 funeral wreaths from coworkers, parents, and other schools. 30 more wreaths were laid in front of the capital’s education department. The late teacher’s bereaved family received condolences…

06.09.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

North Korean opponents have continued to focus on the subject of human rights in the second half of 2023. Let’s say that this is a very convenient claim to make since it, on the one hand, earns support from the populace and, on the other hand, has some merit because of the regime’s idiosyncrasies and the fact that it is operating under a state of emergency that necessitates extraordinary measures. As seen by the events in Yugoslavia, Libya, and other nations, using the concept of “human rights” to attack the regime and prepare the public for “humanitarian bombing” is effective…

31.08.2023 Veniamin Popov

Tensions are rising in the world. Mostly as a result of Western powers’ provocation of fresh conflicts and the rekindling of old ones in order to retain their control.  Their aim is clear: to continue profiting from human suffering, to scare people, to subjugate countries as vassals within the neocolonial system, and to ruthlessly plunder their resources. Developing nations are strenuously starting to defend their national interests because they no longer wish to accept their oppressed position. Some well-known Western economists believe…

24.08.2023 Veniamin Popov

Many observers believe that the most important development in the US financial and economic situation was Fitch’s downgrade of the country’s debt rating from its highest level of AAA to AA+ in early August this year, with the agency noting “a steady deterioration in governance standards over the past 20 years,” adding that “repeated political standoffs over the debt limit and last-minute resolutions have eroded confidence in fiscal management.” The same agency downgraded 10 more US banks a few days later. Bloomberg says the outlook of the US economy promises…

20.06.2023 Viktor Mikhin

For two decades after the 2003 brazen and unprovoked invasion by the US, Iraq has been experiencing chaos, instability and significant problems, primarily due to the destruction of their state by the Americans. Although the number of internal armed conflicts has decreased in recent years, the country still faces many complex problems that need addressing for any stability and security to be achieved in the country. This has been the result, and Iraqi media constantly writes about it, of the US aggression and the hubristic policy towards Iraq that various American administrations have pursued since 2003. One of the difficult problems…

23.05.2023 Konstantin Asmolov

On May 1, 2023, 50-year-old Yang Hoe-dong doused himself with a flammable liquid and set himself on fire around 9:35 a.m. in front of the district courthouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, 163 kilometers east of Seoul. Yang suffered serious burns and was taken first to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to a specialized hospital for burn treatment in Seoul, but the next day died. The deceased was a high-ranking official of the local branch of the national construction…