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More Than One Journalist per Day Is Dying in the Israel-Gaza Conflict. This Has To Stop

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The recent Gaza-Israel conflict has resulted in the deaths of at least 39 journalists and media workers, making it the deadliest conflict for media workers since 1992.


Jewish Response to Hamas War Criticism Comes From Deep Sense of Trauma, Active Grief and Fear

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Israeli officials and some right-wing, pro-Israel organizations and activists have had the response that any criticism of Israel is antisemitic, and they strive to delegitimize critics of Israel by labeling them antisemites.


Children in Palestine and Israel Continue To Suffer as International Law Is Routinely Ignored

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The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has resulted in the deaths of many children, highlighting the military troops’ disregard for international humanitarian law.


The UN and the Multilateral System Are in Crisis – What the Global South Must Do

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The absence of key leaders at the recent United Nations General Assembly highlights the crisis facing the UN and the multilateral system. The system, while imperfect, has worked reasonably well for seven decades in addressing global issues such as armed conflicts and climate change.


Was the Freak ‘Medicane’ Storm That Devastated Libya a Glimpse of North Africa’s Future?

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Storm Daniel, a rare medicane, caused devastating floods and claimed thousands of lives in Libya. Stalagmites in caves in northeastern Libya provide clues to past wetter periods in the region, challenging our understanding of climate change patterns.


India and Vietnam Are Partnering With the US to Counter China − Even as Biden Claims That’s Not His Goal

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is set to lead a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on a trip to China this fall, with the aim of improving relations between the two countries. This visit comes amidst growing tensions and efforts by the U.S. to strengthen ties with Indo-Pacific countries to counter China's influence.


Ukraine War: Two Good Reasons the World Should Worry About Russia’s Arms Purchases From North Korea

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Arms transfer negotiations between North Korea and Russia are “actively advancing,” according to a US national security council official. This relationship could have significant implications for Ukraine and the UN sanctions regime.

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‘I Almost Lost My Will to Live’: Preference for Sons Is Leaving Young Women in China Exploited and Abused

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China’s gender inequality is characterized by a significant surplus of men due to sex-selective abortions and exploitative relationships suffered by women in the patriarchal society.


Niger Coup: Military Takeover Is a Setback for Democracy and US Interests in West Africa

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On July 26, a coup took place in Niger, resulting in the overthrow of President Mohamed Bazoum, which represents a rollback of the progress made in recent years in building democratic institutions.


As Contentious Judicial ‘Reform’ Becomes Law in Israel, Netanyahu Cements His Political Legacy

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legacy will likely be marked by shifting the state’s stance rightwards, stymying a Palestinian state and increasing ties with non-democratic foreign governments.

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