Shallow Dive #6: Refugees, Mali & Old Man Joe

 

 

Turkey is encouraging refugees to head to Greece and the EU aren’t happy. Meanwhile climate change is only going to make the problem worse, on a global scale. Also British troops are heading to Mali.

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Further reading

Turkey turns a blind eye as refugees head for border.

The EU’s morality is facing a severe test when it comes to refugees. Greece aren’t helping.

It’s all part of a geopolitical balancing act regarding Turkey’s intervention in Syria, on the opposite side to Russia.

Turkey-US relations have been strained by the case of an evangelical pastor and Turkey’s buying of Russian weapons.

The EU and Turkey agreed a deal in 2016, but Turkey says the EU hasn’t held up its side.

Accession talks for Turkey to join the EU have been stalled for years.

The climate crisis will intensify the migrant crisis over the next few decades.

The US judiciary has ruled against the ‘Remain in Mexico’ strategy but allowed it continue, for now.

Here’s what it could mean for the 60,000 migrants in terrible conditions at the border.

British troops are back on the front line, fighting troops in Mali. Here’s what’s at stake.

France bypassed the national assembly to get through controversial pension reforms.

Australian news is changing forever.

Trump tells Colombia to keep using potentially carcinogenic herbicide to destroy coca plants.

Peace with the Taliban isn’t so peaceful.

Authoritarian uses crisis to punish vulnerable minority – in Hungary. 

SUPER TUESDAY WASN’T SO SUPER FOR WARREN

Shallow Dive #5: India, NIMBYs, Bedbugs & Biden

 

India is struck with ethnic violence , France is overrun with bedbugs, and we ask: are local councils preventing action on climate change?

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Further reading

32 people died in Delhi as mobs attacked majority-Muslim areas of the city, following protests around a new law discriminating against Muslims.

How the protests escalated.

The law reformed India’s refugee policy, long one of the world’s harshest.

The law is accused of delegitimising Muslim citizenship in India.

India has also suffered a spate of attacks against Muslims in the countryside.

WhatsApp has played a crucial role in spreading conspiracy theories that fuel the lynch mobs.

Kashmir, a majority-Muslim area of India, has been under lockdown for many months.

India has also been expanding a National Register of Citizens over the last few years.

Trump had a confusing visit to India. Here’s what they got out of it.

India is increasingly worried about China’s growing influence in the region.

South Sudan has a new government.

Thailand’s opposition party was dissolved by the Constitutional Court. (It has a history.)

The Egyptian government is welcoming back Jews who were previously forced to flee.

Slovakia goes to the polls. A neofascist party is expected to surge.

Cameroon’s main opposition leader returned to the country for the first time since his imprisonment.

France has a bedbug problem.

Joe Biden had another gaffe.

Shallow Dive #2: Chaos in Iowa, and the case for regulating Facebook

 

The Iowa Caucuses descended into chaos, Russian police have been convicted of busting their own drug den, and we ask: should the government step in to save Facebook from itself?

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Further reading

The Iowa caucuses were utter chaos.

Doing well in Iowa is important, but only if you can get media attention out of it.

Pete Buttigieg: who he is.

Buttigieg controversially fired South Bend’s first African-American police chief.

Buttigieg’s town-regeneration project has also come under criticism from minority communities in South Bend.

Partly as a result, Buttigeg has a major problem with nonwhite voters.

Buttigieg started off with a fairly left-wing campaign, but has pivoted to the centre recently, leading to accusations of opportunism from leftists.

Bernie Sanders: who he is.

Sanders’s healthcare proposals are maybe half as left-wing as what the UK currently has.

Romney voted to convict Trump.

Nancy Pelosi tore up a copy of Trump’s speech.

State election fiasco in Germany.

Land grab in Vietnam.

Iraqi protests shaken up.

Irish elections.

Chile protests.

murder mystery in Lesotho.

Iceland says you can’t name your child after the devil, apparently.

Russian police convicted of busting their own drug den.