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 global conflict costing us $13.6 trillion a year, is there a case for investing in peace? The consequences of violence and armed conflict are unquestionably devastating, leading to the deaths of thousands of people they can reap havoc on a
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
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.