| Brussels Lockdown: X-Ray of the Belgian Security Apparatus

Brussels, the diplomatic capital of the world and host to the NATO headquarters and EU institutions, is under the highest terrorist threat. MO* investigative journalist Kristof Clerix, author of two b ...
© Nick Meynen

| From emergency aid to a new Nepal

Almost 3 million Nepali are struggling to recover from the April earthquake. Hundreds of aftershocks prevented reconstruction and a monsoon causing over 6000 landslides lengthened the emergency. A tea ...
© Brecht Goris

| ‘Let's foster dialogues with our youngsters that respect privacy’

‘Ever since people embraced the Internet, ever since we learned about the consequences of our new ways of interacting and communicating, the urgency to reflect upon – and maybe even rethin ...
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| Is Kabila on his way out?

President Kabila faces challenges on a number of fronts, from the opposition to the grassroots to members of his own inner circle. How much longer can he hold on?
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| Does the new Nepal constitution work for Nepali workers?

After five years, six months and 26 days of work as well as two elections, two major earthquakes and close to 500 aftershocks, a new dawn rises on Nepal: the new Constitution is proclaimed today. But ...
© John Vandaele

| Burundi 2005-2015: Autopsy of an embryonic democracy

Burundi went from a country heading towards peace in democracy to a country heading straight for the abyss. Kris Berwouts traces this unfortunate fall from grace in this well-informed analysis. 'The p ...
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| Putin's media takeover

The Russian government does not only keep a close watch on television channels, radio broadcasters and printing press, it also tries to control the internet. This makes it even more difficult for Russ ...
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| Crisis situations are laboratories for human traffickers

July 30, 2015 is the second UN Day against Human Trafficking. William Lacy Swing, Director-general of IOM, emphasizes that the focus on human trafficking should be permanent. It is time, he says, that ...
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| 'The crisis is a conscious strategy for social demolition'

The world today is facing a deep crisis. Yet at the same time, the neo liberal growth model is still presented as the only possible option. The Portuguese sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos expose ...
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| Pakistan’s Internal Debate on Extremism

Pakistan is fast losing traditional space to emotional sloganeering, empty rhetoric and fake jubilations in its war against terrorism. Every act of terrorism against an individual or a group with part ...
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| Climate Opportunity

Next week, the G7 summit in quaint Schloss Elmau, Germany, will tackle the climate crisis, among many other looming disasters. Tom Kenis looks ahead at this 'climate opportunity'. 'For the eternal opt ...
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| Sustainable cities: utopia or reality

As humans continue to evolve, so too do our cities. Today, with more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities, our success or failure in building sustainable cities will shape the fut ...





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