A woman votes in the controversial referendum in Donetsk, Ukraine on Sept. 27, 2022.
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While some parts of eastern Ukraine have been under partial Russian control since 2014, other sections continue to fight back. Most residents overall have said they don’t want to be part of Russia.
Russia sees itself as a perennial target.
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As Western sanctions seek to isolate Russia, they also perversely reinforce the country’s mythic view of itself as a special place that outsiders want to destroy.
Indonesia received the G20 presidency from Italy.
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Past sanctions on Russia, including being expelled from another international forum, haven’t had the desired results. So why try the same thing again?
Some African leaders have not forgiven NATO for the ouster and death of Libya’s Gaddafi.
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African countries’ decision to avoid condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine was not based only on issues directly connected to the conflict.
The destroyed main building of a school in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
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No state in the global community should have to earn Russia’s compliance with the law. If the rule of law is not respected, the entire global community becomes as vulnerable as Ukraine is now.
What’s the point of international law if Russia can still invade Ukraine? Where is the enforcement? Three experts explain why holding Russia to account is so difficult.
Winter wheat being harvested in the fields of the Tersky Konny Zavod collective farm in the North Caucuses.
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Every agricultural role-player is keeping an eye on the developments in the Black Sea region.
Further cyber exploitation of Ukraine could cause citizens immense distress at this critical moment.
Critical race theory highlights the systemic and institutional nature of racism. A campaign to misrepresent the theory is being waged by right-wing actors in the US, and some at home.
Australia’s curriculum is being reviewed for the first time since 2014. The proposed changes include positive additions to acknowledge our many cultures. But there are some reductive changes, too.
Untitled. 2015. Pen and Ink on Paper. 60 x 71 cm.
Ernst van der Wal
Beautiful art can provide hope and healing.
There’s too much evidence of violence in Australia’s past to hide behind euphemisms.
The Founding of Australia, Algernon Talmadge, 1937.
Detailed historical research on the colonial frontier unequivocally supports the idea that Aboriginal people were subject to attack, assault, conquest and subjugation: all synonyms for the term ‘invasion’.