The EU is deploying warships to stop human smugglers, but will the operation’s benefits outweigh its risks?
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On Wednesday, the European Union announced the launch of Operation Sophia: a robust plan to deploy six warships, commanded from Rome, to stop, intercept, and search boats suspected of human trafficking. 665 more words
Well, if you’re looking for a bit of a punch to the gut, I’ve found it for you. The Underground Girls of Kabul is a very good read. 626 more words
As the problems that once divided the world into First, Second, and Third are held more and more in common, is it time for the global development community to overhaul its approach?
International development, as we have conceived it over the last several decades, may not be dead, but it is dying.
In past decades, it used to be common parlance to refer to parts of our planet as different “worlds.” There was the First World, the mostly capitalist, mostly Western countries of the developed world; there was the Second World, comprising mostly the industrialized communist nations; and there was the Third World, a term still heard occasionally in reference to developing countries. 1,419 more words