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The Rohingya Are The New Palestinians

The systematic persecution of Palestinians has long occupied a place in the consciousness of the ummah, the global community of Muslims. Muslims worldwide have watched for decades as Palestinians have been repeatedly displaced, subjected to disproportionate collective punishment, and denied statehood. While the Israeli occupation continues to stir up feelings of anger and powerlessness, another ethnic group — the Rohingya — is now emerging as the symbol of global injustice for Muslims.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

The Partition: The British Game Of ‘Divide And Rule’

The British – terrorised by German bombing, demoralised by various defeats and large numbers of their soldiers taken prisoner, shaken by the desertion of Indian soldiers and the mutiny of Indian sailors, shivering in the record cold of the winter of 1945-46, crippled by power cuts and factory closures resulting from a post-war coal shortage – were exhausted and in no mood to focus on a distant Empire when their own needs at home were so pressing.

Read Here – Al Jazeera

The Tragedy of India’s Partition, 70 Years Later

The Strategy Behind (Donald) Trump’s Shock-And-Awe Presidency

Since Washington has a reputation, well-deserved, for drowning every attempt to change things in years of deliberation and obstruction, Trump has launched a host of surprise attacks. Instead of picking one priority, Trump is attacking on all fronts, deliberately overdoing it, and seeing what it gets him.

Read Here – Vanity Fair

Key Facts About Refugees To The U.S.

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Historically, the total number of refugees coming to the U.S. has fluctuated along with global events and U.S. priorities. From 1990 to 1995, an average of about 112,000 refugees arrived in the U.S. each year, many coming from the former Soviet Union. However, refugee admissions dropped off to fewer than 27,000 in 2002 following the terrorist attacks in 2001. This number has since trended up.

Read Here – Pew Research

Ten Takeaways From Xi’s Davos Speech

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening plenary of the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos. Here are 10 quick takeaways from the 50-minute address, which touched upon globalization, protectionism, world economy and China’s development among other subjects.

Read Here – Xinhua

Year In Review: 2016 In 12 Charts

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the data reveals some of the challenges we face but also the progress we’ve made toward a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future. Here are 12 charts that help tell the stories of the year.

Read Here – The World Bank Group

Merkel Must Change To Meet Germany’s Challenges

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced her intention to run for a fourth term. But it is unclear whether she is the right leader to confront the immense challenges facing the country. No less than liberal democracy is at stake.

Read Here – Der Spiegel

Number Of Refugees To Europe Surges To New Record In 2015

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A record 1.3 million migrants applied for asylum in the 28 member states of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland in 2015 – nearly double the previous high water mark of roughly 700,000 that was set in 1992 after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Read Here – Pew Research Center

Angela Merkel’s Open Door Has Left Her Fighting For Survival

A deep collective angst has taken Germany over ever since Angela Merkel decided to open the borders to over a million refugees last summer. The fervent optimism of the “refugees welcome” movement has long since faded, and now people are scared.

Read Here – The Telegraph

Refugees And The Technology Of Exile

Humanity is currently facing its greatest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than 60 million people forced from their homes. Much has been written about their use of technology — how Google Maps, WhatsApp, Facebook, and other tools have proven invaluable to the displaced and desperate. But…

Read Here – Wilson Quarterly

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