recent attacks in Paris were the latest round in a conflict of
violence, not of “values”. The primary perpetrators of this violence are western states, with Islamist terrorism representing an
killings at the satirical magazine Charlie
Hebdo highlight the threat to media workers in a world where free
expression faces many violent threats. But they provide no excuse for hateful
Will the 2015 United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris be another
conference of big promises and disconcerting results? An insight into unsatisfactory
EU environmental policy.
since the 2005 Parisian riots and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc
Ayrault announces a ‘return of the state’ to the banlieues. The
recent resistance to this ‘return’ has marked an end to its
short-lived political consensus and has forced a revaluation of what it truly means to be a citizen of France’s so-called ‘abandoned’ suburbs.
Back from Paris where she has
been interviewing prostitutes, politicians, police, and feminists who argue both for and
against legalising prostitution, Valeria Costa-Kostritsky asks whether
legalising it would benefit both those who want to leave prostitution, and those
who feel it is their only way to earn a living.
Libyan rebel forces encircle Sirte, as Saif al-Islam Gaddafi presses for resistance. South Korea appoints Yu Woo lk as its new unification minister. The Sri Lankan government introduces new anti-terrorism rules after emergency laws expire. And Iran plans to continue enriching 20 percent uranium. All this in today’s briefing…
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International concern about sale of French amphibious warship to Russia. US aims for new sanctions on Iran “within weeks”. 197 people indicted for murder over Philippine massacre. Sir Lankan opposition leader treated “like an animal”. All this and much more in today’s security briefing.