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Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a protest after Eid prayers in Srinagar. AP Photo/ Dar Yasin

What’s behind the protests in Kashmir?

India recently revoked a special provision that ended the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here's the history of the constitutional provision, Article 370.
The higher the risk, the less likely that young, educated Ghanaians will get involved in corruption. i_am_zews/Shutterstock

How young educated Ghanaians view corruption

Corruption includes both what people do and what they fail to do. The critical issue is a person’s motive.
High Court challenge because Frydenberg has “consistently betrayed” the country on climate change. Lukas Coch/AAP

High Court challenge to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg under section 44

The citizenship provision of the Constitution’s section 44 has raised its head again, with the eligibility of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg being challenged by an elector in his Kooyong seat. Michaal Staindl…
One Reconciliation Pole and two Welcome Figures were unveiled during a ceremony in honour of truth and reconciliation on National Indigenous Peoples Day in Vancouver on June 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

This Canada Day, we need a new citizenship oath

This Canada Day might be a good time for Canadians to think about the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action that ask Canadians to reject European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples.
Three British teenagers, including Shamima Begum, center, left the U.K. to join the Islamic State in 2015. Begum wants to return home now. AP/Metropolitan Police

Is it more dangerous to let Islamic State foreign fighters from the West return or prevent them from coming back?

Many of the men and women who left homes in the West to join ISIS or similar terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq as fighters or supporters now want to come home. Should they be allowed back?
The French National Assembly, one of the Western institutions Western academics believe African countries should aspire to. EPA-EFE/Yoan Valat

The claim that democracy fares better in the West than in Africa is a fallacy

The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.

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