Weekly Roundup: February 7


The beginning of a new month, and international politics never stop moving. MIR, as always, is on top of it.

  • Police brutality, uncaring politicians and ghettoizing walls are business at usual for the Roma of Eastern Europe. Reporting from The Economist, analyzed on “Opre Roma.”
  • Diplomatic games and a proxy war are in play in Afghanistan while tensions build along what some have called “the most dangerous border in the world.” Analysis of the longstanding, intertwined rivalry of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
  • South Africa’s youth are underemployed, alienated, and hungry for change. Where will their votes go? The situation, according to Tshweu Moleme, is complex.