Fair Observer Monthly: December 2023





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In December, we take a close look at conflict. In separate pieces, Vijay K. Sazawal and Wali Muhammad discuss Islamist extremist violence in Pakistan and Kashmir. Martin Plaut explains the civil war currently unfolding in Sudan. Tiina Kaukvere and Marian Männi document how refugees in Moldova are trying to get through the Russia–Ukraine war.

In September, Azerbaijan defeated ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. Atul Singh and Anton Schauble explain the long history that led up to the conflict. Ramil Gurbanov gives the Azerbaijani side of the story.

If armed strife is all too common, so too is political strife. Nafees Ahmad explains British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s legal tangles on immigration policy. Atul Singh gives his perspective on a financial scandal that has tarnished the Japanese ruling party’s reputation. And young author India Nye Wenner tells us how her generation is — literally — fighting for air.

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Content of Publication

Azerbaijan Fought for Security, not Ethnicity, in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict – Ramil Gurbanov

Were 30 Years of the Slaughter of Kashmiri Hindus Inevitable? – Vijay K. Sazawal

Pakistan Has to Do Something About Religious Extremism – Wali Muhammad

Climate Change: A Toxic Gift for the Next Generation – India Nye Wenner

The UK’s Ruthless Immigration Compromise Means Refoulement in Rwanda – Nafees Ahmad

Ukrainian Refugees in Pro-Russian Transnistria Come to Moldova for Help – Tiina Kaukvere, Marian Männi

How to Develop Immunity to Nonsense: Lessons From a New Science – Andy Norman

Trillion Dollar Dilemma: Is the US Treasury Market in Trouble? – Alex Gloy

On Women’s New “Right” to Have “Sex Like Men” – Rahul Sur

Sanctions and Internet Access Will Fail to Promote Regime Change – Ted McCarthy

Sudan Is on the Brink of a New Catastrophe – Martin Plaut

How to Know God Exists – Mehdi Alavi

How Azerbaijan Found Victory, and Armenia Defeat, in Nagorno-Karabakh – Atul Singh, Anton Schauble

Japan’s New LDP Scandal Is Unlikely to Change Much – Atul Singh

The Tremendous Legacy of the Late Jacques Delors – Nathalie Barthes


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