Ukraine has been the latest European country to be taken over by anti-government protesters. Over the past weeks, Kiev, the capital of one of Europe's biggest countries, has been in a state of chaos.
Welcome to Around the World! This week we feature an analysis of the Iran negotiations with Thierry de Montbrial; an interview with Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the United States; and a discussion of the 'democratic deficit' in the EU.
Do you recognize this face? The image is taking from “KONY 2012”--a video produced by U.S. advocacy group Invisible Children that sheds light on one of the world’s most dangerous war lords, Joseph Kony.
On November 5th, protesters around the world gathered in the name of the hacktivist group Anonymous to commemorate Guy Fawkes and to tell their governments that "enough is enough". Most of all, the stated goal of the protest was to “to remind this world what it has forgotten, that fairness, justice and freedom are more than just words".
After 15 years of one of the African continent's most complex conflicts, the Democratic Republic of Congo is on the path to peace, as the M23, the leading rebel group that has been fighting the government of the country, announced on Tuesday that its troops would disarm.
“No Woman, No Drive”. That is the name of the video by a group of male Saudi comedians mocking the driving ban for women in their country. The video has gone viral and reached almost 3.5 million views over the past week. In theory, there is no specific law in the country that states women are not allowed behind the wheel, but women are forbidden from applying for driving licenses, which effectively provides the same end result.
After the running drama from Wikileaks revelations came the whistleblower, Edward Snowden, who set the stage for international disputes regarding privacy violations, data sharing, and state sovereignty after his revelation of PRISM, the U.S. surveillance program. However, when a report revealed that the NSA had bugged Angela Merkel's phone (amongst others), the gravity of the situation took a drastic turn.
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