After half a century of terrible civil war, Southern Sudan’s just became an independent country. Emma’s war reflects the latest 80′s in Sudan, through the lovestory of a britsh expatriate and a SPLA leader
Achieving independence is no easy task and usually involves armed conflicts and humanitarian crises. The latest country to declare independence, South Sudan, is no exception in this sense. The following article aims to analyze the external factors that make the path to sovereignty so difficult.
Last week the Kosovo’s Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj warned that partition of Kosovo along ethnic lines could unleash a new wave of violence across the Balkans thus causing a domino effect. United Explanation analyses which are the factors that could lead to such a result in case the partition of Kosovo would indeed happen.
Last week the King of Morroco announced a draft of the new Constitution which will be voted on the referendum on July 1. The new text introduces some notable democratic advances but still leaves many Moroccans, particularly the young, unsatisfied, which already led to yesterday’s demonstrations. Let’s see what foes the new Constitution brings and why it is being criticized.
In this article we are dealing with the paradox of the Philippines being 9th country (out of 134) with more gender equality (in politics, economics, education and health) in the world but also a significant destination in sex tourism and child sex tourism.
The ninth biennial issue of the State of the World’s Forests, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at the outset of the International Year of Forests 2011, considers the theme “Changing pathways, changing lives: forests as multiple pathways to sustainable development.”
The person responsible for the Srebrenica massacre has finally been caught by the Serbian government. United Explanations analyzes the possible effects this might have in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in Serbia.
A few days to hold regional and local elections (22 May), thousands of citizens take the streets “outraged”, demanding a real democracy. We are facing a new form of “participation”, but what is this movement?
The so-called “indignados” (Outraged) demand social and political enhancements. The scourge of joblessness in Spain is one of the topics most widely focused upon: Spain’s youth unemployment rate stood at 43.5% percent as of February, the highest such statistical rating in the 27-nation European Union.
The 8th edition of the UN Environment Programme flagship report, the “UNEP Year Book”, examines global emerging issues and provides an overview of the latest environmental developments and trends. We introduce you the main findings.
The death of Osama bin Laden has been – particularly on a symbolic level – marked as an important milestone in the US fight against terrorism. Nevertheless, its positive effects on the ground in Afghanistan will most likely be rather mince in the crucial time when the Afghan National Security Forces are preparing to take over security in various cities, districts and provinces.
China’s production of green technologies has grown by a 77 per cent last year, according to the new WWF’s report. China is the largest producer in the world in money terms, earning more than 44 billion of euros, or 1.4 percent of its gross domestic product. Is China the new global green leader?
Worldwide remittance flows are estimated to have exceeded $440 billion in 2010, of which developing countries received $325 billion. Why remittances have remained more resilient than private debt and equity flows and foreign direct investment? Which effects do remittances have on development?