August 20, 2014

Voices From Our Network …

Child Marriage: Women are the Voice for Women

By Lauren Shin. This past week, I had the amazing opportunity to step foot in the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. Having been mesmerized by National Geographic magazines and their breathtaking photographs for years, I couldn’t help but jump up and down as I entered the building. I … [Read More...]


When Will Congress Realize Our Border Crisis Is A Refugee Crisis?

By Alex Beck.   We’ve all heard by now of the surge of Central American and Mexican children moving across the US-Mexico Border and the subsequent political debate. But with the issue’s seemingly abrupt emergence into the national spotlight, it is important to see that there is much … [Read More...]

Strategic Goal 3: Promote the Transition to a Low-Emission, Climate- Resilient World while Expanding Global Access to Sustainable Energy

By Virginia Cady. In March the U.S. State Department and USAID released a joint Strategic Plan for 2014-2017. This article is the third in a series of five on each of the main strategic goals outlined in the 2014-2017 plan. Strategic Goal 3: Promote the Transition to a Low-Emission, Climate- … [Read More...]

Interview with BFB Social Media Director Vee Govender

By Alex Tuai. Vee Govender is the Social Media Director of the BRICS from Below (BFB) network alliance. Based in Durban, South Africa BFB strives to network and mobilize grassroots organizations from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries through social media. With … [Read More...]

Is a Second Soviet Union in the Making?

By Ani Hakobyan.   “Putin’s Soviet Union” “The Second Soviet Union Is Upon Us” “Putin-The Next Stalin?”   If headlines like these sound familiar, it’s because since the announcement on May 29 that Russia, along with Kazakhstan and Belarus was going to form the Eurasian … [Read More...]

Why Does This Nation of Immigrants Always Imprison ‘The Other’?

This post was originally published at By Erin Corbett. Over a decade has passed since the United States began its "Global War on Terror," a campaign of dragnet surveillance, mass incarceration, drone attacks on individuals overseas and numerous other actions, many illegal … [Read More...]

Chinese Foreign Policy, the Case of South Sudan

By Alex Beck.   In the previous articles on AIDemocracy’s South Sudan blog, the actions and policies of other nations and intergovernmental organizations in response to the current crisis have been covered in order to better grasp the numerous complexities that the war in South Sudan … [Read More...]