The political upheaval in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe's members of parliament celebrate after Mugabe's resignation on November 21, 2017 in Harare. Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe on November 21, 2017 swept from power as his 37-year reign of brutality and autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover. The bombshell news was delivered by the parliament speaker to a special joint session of the assembly which had convened to impeach Mugabe, 93, who has dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life since independence in 1980. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

The political upheaval in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government is facing a military takeover, although the army refuses to call it such. Soldiers reportedly took control of the state broadcaster and blocked access to government offices on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The citizens of Zimbabwe will likely be under a transitional government…

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La « race » in France : France’s attempts to deal with immigration must first overcome the nation’s inability to talk about race
Graffiti outside of the Jardin de Tuileries promoting the French exit from the EU.

La « race » in France : France’s attempts to deal with immigration must first overcome the nation’s inability to talk about race

SUBMISSION by Audrey Warne     The recent surge in terrorism and violence in France has contributed to a pervasive sentiment of racism and fear of the Other which has become only too evident in the nation’s capital. The tendency for those who live in…

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Catalonia crisis: what’s next for Spain?
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On Sunday Oct. 29, around 300,000 anti-independence protesters rallied in the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, according to Barcelona Police.

Catalonia crisis: what’s next for Spain?

  The declaration of independence by the Catalan Republic recently was witnessed by the world. It demonstrated that the Catalan government, with the support of its people, could gather and call for their secession. The Spanish government however, had a different opinion over the validity…

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The internet, propaganda’s new frontier: social media companies under fire in election meddling investigations
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures speaking to the media after his annual live call-in show in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 15, 2017. President Vladimir Putin said Russia will pour resources into the development of its vast Arctic region for both economic and military reasons. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

The internet, propaganda’s new frontier: social media companies under fire in election meddling investigations

126 million―that’s the approximate number of American Facebook users the social media giant estimated were exposed to advertisements posted on the site by the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian marketing firm. 139 million―the total number of Americans who voted in the 2016 presidential election.…

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