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Kashmiri villagers shout slogans during a funeral of civilians, in Beerwah, north of Srinagar, August 2016. Danish Ismail/Reuters

A new resistance in Kashmir

`Militancy' in Kashmir has taken on significantly changed dimensions, described best not by the armed struggle of a few, but by the unarmed, highly discursive resistance over new spaces of protest.
The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Four scenarios that could give the world hope in 2017

Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
Fighting drug cartels and counterinsurgencies to get US aid has been a deadly job for Colombia’s military. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

Is the US really ready to end its drug war?

Will America end its aggressive counter-narcotics strategy, which has battered Latin America for four decades?
Neither of these distinguished gentlemen appears to be a Latin American woman. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

From Latin America, a 2017 wishlist for the United Nations

Latin America, which saw its two female candidates for UN Secretary General snubbed, will greet Antonio Guterres with open arms – and a list of demands.
As alt-right ideology spreads worldwide, teachers and students develop skills to learn about respect and diversity of thoughts. Peggy_Marco/pixabay

Teaching and learning in a post-truth world

How can educators face the new challenges brought by the Alt-Right and post-truth environment?
Flag-wrapped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is carried to a plane during a ceremony at Esenboga airport in Ankara. Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey turns closer to Russia after ambassador assassination

Despite the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey, Ankara is part of a new ad-hoc coalition with Moscow and Tehran in the MiddleEast.
The uncovering of Seoul’s Cheonggye stream, which was once covered by a highway, shows the kind of initiatives cities can take. Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

People power: how communities and cities can help save the environment

From citizens who sit on the boards of energy companies to neighbourhoods that help fund local wind farms, community action is critical to the environmental movement.

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