Archive for December, 2016

Pushtuns aren’t stateless

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pushtuns aren’t stateless

Re: “Strong stateless minorities” Oct.-Dec. 2016 The basic criteria to determine stateless nations are that they do not have a sovereign state of their own, do not form a majority in any sovereign state and are part of one or more autonomist or secessionist movements. None of this is true for the Pushtuns living in […]

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Bolivia awaits you

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bolivia awaits you

With its great diversity and dramatic differences in topography and climate, Bolivia is one of the world’s most unique countries. It offers a wide range of ecosystems from low-lying wetlands and dense rainforests to high plateaus and dry forests. Bolivia, which boasts Amazonian rainforests and the snow-capped mountains of the Andes, offers an unforgettable adventure […]

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Yemen: Exotic and utterly war-torn

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Yemen: Exotic and utterly war-torn

In January 2014, I was appointed as the representative for the United Nations refugee agency to Yemen. In this capacity, I was to lead and co-ordinate the protection and assistance services for hundreds of thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers, new arrivals and internally displaced Yemenis. Two months later, I was asked to assume the functions of […]

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