The Syrian crisis evokes images of refugee camps or those who take on the harsh challenges to cross into Europe. Perceptions about the victims of this war seem to be homogeneous. These refugees are poor. They need to be rescued.

APOLOGY TO READERS Impakter, as a result of a story about a fraudster uncovered this week by BBC Brazil, has taken down an interview of Eduardo Martins that was published on 6th June 2016. Mr. Martins had presented himself to our editorial

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With the ongoing tragedy of the war in Syria, the refugee crisis has quite understandably dominated the conversation about immigration towards Europe. Economic migration has been playing a slightly quieter tune on its second fiddle, but we're going to be

Typing this article, I’m aware of an uneasiness creeping upon me, that has been unshakeable since the Investigatory Bill – or ‘Snooper’s Charter’ – passed its final reading in November of 2016 in the House of Lords. Security services will soon

As the New Year approaches, numerous columnists and media personalities have been vocal in their lamentations of past year. 'Watch Mojo' listed ten events that made the previous year “the worst,” whereas host of 'Last Week Tonight', John Oliver, literally

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS PART OF A SERIES EXPLORING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) SEE THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES HERE. Water is integral to the 2030 Agenda Water is a vital resource connecting all life on the planet. As such, it

By the evening of August 24th, the last ISIS stronghold on the Turkey-Syria border fell to Turkish military forces that had stormed the city earlier that day. Supported by American air strikes, Turkish tanks, aircraft and special operation forces cleared

Water politics is the thirst for power through water. As water becomes an increasingly scarce resource, we will see its presence grow in global discourses, negotiations, and conflicts. Although water was considered essential for the realization of most human rights, it

After nearly five years and a quarter of a million dead, the Syrian Civil War appears, at least for the moment, to have calmed. The two-month-old cease fire that is currently in place is largely the result of foreign mediation;

What we are seeing in Europe is a consequence of the destabilization of the Middle East by the West that in turn has led to an acute destabilization of the West through the influx of refugees from the Middle East.

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