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How to widen access to justice in Afghanistan

As in Afghanistan, many people see the justice provided by key non-state providers as more speedy and accessible.

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Iran’s leader is losing his grasp on power

JCPOA was Rouhani’s greatest achievement and riskiest gamble.

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US-China trade war is making China stronger

The Chinese word for crisis is composed of two characters – one for danger and the other for opportunity.

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US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have to find real common ground

Given the abrupt failure of the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi in February, a symbolic photo-op at the DMZ is an encouraging sign that the parties are still interested in talking.

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Al-Qaeda is stronger today than it was on 9/11

Al-Qaeda was founded in Afghanistan in 1988 in response to the Soviet invasion of that country.

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US-China trade war points to the real crisis that global leaders must confront at G20 Summit

Trade and tariffs are not the fundamental drivers of growth and prosperity.

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A Trump-Xi trade deal would do little to fix the real problems US companies face in China

A positive resolution to the trade war – either during the G-20 or sometime later – would be welcomed by many.

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Donald Trump’s decision has emboldened Iran to take on more risks

Rather than bringing Iran to its knees, Donald Trump’s decision has emboldened Iran to take on more risks.

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Risk of shooting war with Iran grows after decades of economic warfare by the US

Concerns about a war of guns, warplanes and missiles grew after Iran shot down a US spy drone amid already worsening tensions.

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Mass protests protect Hong Kong’s legal autonomy from China – for now

Protesters in Hong Kong have achieved a major victory in their fight to protect their legal system from Chinese interference.

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Thousands of asylum seekers left waiting at the US-Mexico border

With larger numbers of people waiting to seek asylum and others waiting during their asylum cases, Mexican border communities will likely continue to feel the strain.

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Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader with more protests against Chinese extradition bill

If passed, the proposed law could have seen local and foreign criminal suspects sent to mainland China to stand trial in a judicial system that is opaque and vastly uncompromising

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Could a weakening US economy imperil Trump’s trade war against China?

One of the reasons to blame for economic sluggishness is the trade war itself and specifically Donald Trump’s use of tariffs to prosecute it.

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Migrants will pay the price of Mexico’s tariff deal with Trump

Under a new deal between the US and Mexico, Mexico will send 6,000 troops to its southern border with Guatemala to prevent migrants from continuing their northward journey toward the United States…

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Iran nuclear deal is hanging by a thread

The economic sanctions have certainly put the moderate Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani under pressure, both internationally and domestically.

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