Immolations: The Number of Victims in Tibet is Rising
Alessandra Addari / Foreign Affairs

Immolations: The Number of Victims in Tibet is Rising

Two other monks burning themselves to death in protest at Chinese rule, calling for the Dalai Lama. On December 9th 2012, the day on which the Tibetans remember the death of the fourteenth century Buddhist master Lama Tsongkhapa, two other Tibetans set themselves on fire in China to denounce “the occupation of Tibet.” Kunchok Pelgye, … Continue reading

Analysis of the Peace Talks Between the FARC and the Colombian Government
Craig Denham / Foreign Affairs

Analysis of the Peace Talks Between the FARC and the Colombian Government

Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) continue this month. The goal of the dialogue is to negotiate an end to the violence which has plagued the Andean state during the sustained conflict. The decision to bring this dispute to the negotiating table is a change in tactics … Continue reading

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Under Threat
Foreign Affairs / Oliver Park

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Under Threat

The UNESCO world heritage site scheme was created in 1972 in order to protect and draw attention to sites of outstanding historical, cultural and/or natural interest. Since the first sites were inaugurated, over nine hundred have been designated with this special status. While the majority are well looked after, often overlooked are the number of … Continue reading

The Timoshenko case: protests in Kiev and disappointment EU
Alessandra Addari / Foreign Affairs

The Timoshenko case: protests in Kiev and disappointment EU

  Former Ukrainian Prime Minister remains in prison but the European Commission speaks about “selective justice”.   The Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of seven years of Iulia Timoshenko, Yanukovich’s main political rival, who has been in prison for more than a year because of a controversial contract for gas supply signed with Moscow in 2009, … Continue reading