When setting a new year's goals, look closely at the reasoning behind it. Is it something you want to do, or think you should? The answer can help predict the outcome.
Soldiers patrol the mountainous, disputed border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh, on Nov. 8.
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Each side in the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict accuses the other of war crimes. Such allegations attract foreign attention and possibly intervention, but rarely lead to a peaceful solution.
Houses, allegedly destroyed by shelling, in Ganja, Nagorno Karabakh.
Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting over the contested territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. But what do the people who live there want?
Charles Perkins talking with Aboriginal residents in Moree, NSW, during the Freedom Ride in 1965.
State Library of NSW
Like other Aboriginal leaders of the 1960s, Perkins viewed basic rights – housing, education and employment – as the building blocks of self-reliant communities.
Aboriginal men on Dorre Island, WA.
State Library of Western Australia
Aboriginal communities have a long history of fighting off disease outbreaks – and self-determination is vital to their success.
A beach on Diego Garcia, one of the Chagos Islands.
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What steps can Mauritius take now to get the UK to respect the UN resolution on the Chagos Islands?
The flag of Western Sahara is displayed during a march outside the Moroccan embassy in Madrid, Spain.
At first glance, it would seem like nothing has changed since 1991. Yet, things have been slowly and discreetly evolving in recent years at Morocco's behest.
WHO's classification of 'gaming addiction' ignores the hugely positive aspects of play.
Candidates for the pro-independence CUP party at a campaign rally.
Why the international law of self-determination does not support Catalonia's claim of an international right to independence from Spain.
Mission schools were originally set up to protect Indigenous populations from white massacres and other violence related to colonialism.
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Schooling has historically been used to control Indigenous peoples, rather than to liberate or educate them.
Celebrations in Barcelona on October 27 were shortlived.
Just because the constitution says secession is illegal, it doesn't mean it is under international law.
Women carry goods across a makeshift bridge in the Ilaje slum in Lagos. Widening inequality is fuelling tensions across Nigeria.
Protests are raising tensions in Africa's most populous country, with agitators and federal troops clashing on the streets. But is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?
It seems almost inevitable Iraqi Kurdistan will separate from the rest of Iraq – but going it alone will be hugely difficult.
Canada’s former prime minister, Stephen Harper, is greeted by a Maori warrior in New Zealand in November 2014. New Zealand’s electoral system allows for far greater Indigenous involvement than Canada’s.
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As New Zealanders head to the polls this week, there are lessons for Canada in the country's electoral system — in particular how it gives Indigenous people a greater role in governing.
Native Americans have struggled for recognition of the violence done to them through colonisation and the persistent harms of settler colonialism.
Despite significant shortcomings in the negotiation, content and honouring of treaties, they continue to define the nature of the relationship between most Native Americans and the United States.
Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity.
The predictable path into prison for Aboriginal people with disabilities is preventable. Here are some solutions.
Are the Scots contenders?
I moved to Scotland from the US 10 years ago. Little did I know that I would be helping to decide whether Scotland would secede from the rest of the United Kingdom and become an independent country. I…