SOMALIA. Six-foot stalks of corn. Somali transplants

by Brian MacQuarrie – reporter. NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — Six-foot stalks of corn crowd a small rise at Intervale Farm, a 19th-century spread of rolling fields that lead to the Royal River.     It’s a picture of vintage Maine, but there’s something new: farmers clad in swirling, vibrant, dazzling colors rather than grass-stained denim and John Deere… Read More

SYRIA. Camp, school. With simple tents and poor facilities

by Mansour Alabed Alali – Journalist. Human rights activist. With simple tents and poor facilities that do not exceed blackboard and old seats, volunteer teachers continue to teach children without any wages as voluntary work.   The reality of education in the northern Syrian camps .. In the midst of compelling circumstances and deteriorating conditions… Read More

UKRAINE. «Население Донбасса вытесняют приезжими» – жители Донецка

Kseniya Kirillova – Journalist. Analyst. Writer. В то время, когда многие из коренных жителей Донецка стараются выехать из зоны оккупации, на их место приезжают люди из «депрессивных регионов» России. Этими впечатлениями с Донбасс.Реалии поделилась дончанка Елена Некрасова (имя изменено в целях безопасности). «Я знаю несколько подобных семей. Как правило, мужчин отправляют воевать, а их жёнам и детям… Read More

SYRIA. Human Rights. War and refugees on the border with Turkey

Mansour Alabed Alali. Journalist. Human rights activist. Diary of Syrian refugees. From under the roof of an abandoned house, under the roof of the house of this worn-out old Syrian refugee living diary of his life difficult.   After a personal visit I made to Syrian refugees Abboud in one of the abandoned houses and… Read More

LATIN AMERICA. Brazil – Between Cooperation and Deterrence

By Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security The title was inspired by the PhD thesis of LTC Oscar Medeiros Filho of the Brazilian Army Strategic Studies Center, and used with his permission. From October 12-14, 2017, I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, as part of a delegation from the U.S. Army War… Read More

GERMANY. In the city of Darmstadt events of violence over women repeated

Ivan Blagoy The situation in Germany is heated by behavior of strangers. In the city of Darmstadt events of the Cologne New Year’s Eve when natives of Africa and the Middle East behaved inadmissibly in relation to women repeated. Ситуацию в Германии накаляет поведение чужаков. В городе Дармштадте повторились события кельнской новогодней ночи, когда выходцы… Read More