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China’s Uighur Persecution: Ethnic Diversity Is a Challenge to Beijing

China’s Uighur Persecution: Ethnic Diversity Is a Challenge to Beijing

by    Kourosh Ziabari and Anna Hayes

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Anna Hayes, senior lecturer of political science at James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia. Uighurs are a Turkic people native to Central and East Asia and one of the 55 ethnic minorities officially recognized by the government of China. Over 11 million Uighurs Read More

What Makes a Christchurch-Style Attack Feel So Likely in Britain?

What Makes a Christchurch-Style Attack Feel So Likely in Britain?

by    Bethan Johnson

The sentiments at work in the manifesto of the Christchurch terrorist can be found in Britain with increasing frequency. “It absolutely could happen here.” This was the Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace’s response on BBC Radio 4 to the question many in the United Kingdom and around the world have asked themselves in Read More

A Death-Threat Culture that Presages the Death of Democracy

A Death-Threat Culture that Presages the Death of Democracy

by    Peter Isackson

In a culture of competition driven by the emotion of outrage and the belief that victory must be definitive and total, the death of one’s adversary becomes an obvious goal. Democracy theoretically gives voice to all people, and the decisions it reaches will always disappoint some. Increasingly, the decisions it doesn’t reach provoke even more Read More

Can AT&T Avoid the Merger Mistakes of AOL-Time Warner?

Can AT&T Avoid the Merger Mistakes of AOL-Time Warner?

by    KnowledgeWharton

AT&T wants to prevail in the media wars by combining its distribution reach with Time Warner’s content. Will it work? In 2000, America Online (AOL) announced it was acquiring Time Warner Inc. for a record $165 billion to create the largest media company in the world — combining premier brands such as HBO, CNN and Warner Bros. Read More

Will Bosnia and Herzegovina Ever Rise Above Its Ethnic Divisions?

Will Bosnia and Herzegovina Ever Rise Above Its Ethnic Divisions?

by    Rejeanne Lacroix

A key flaw of the Dayton Accords and the subsequent political framework established in Bosnia and Herzegovina is that it overlooked the power of identity politics. Once a year, the Day of Republika Srpska attracts international media attention, and abundant discussions over the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina persist for a short period. Happy festivities Read More

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