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By Jen KirbyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Jan 8, 2022

Protests that began over gas prices have ushered in unrest and Russian troops.

Days into demonstrations in Kazakhstan, it remains hard to fully grasp what’s happening on the ground.

Peaceful protests began in Zhanaozen, a city in the western corner of Kazakhstan, earlier this week. A rise in fuel prices in this oil-rich city triggered the demonstrations, though it tapped into deeper grievances about the country’s economic and political structure. Across other cities in Kazakhstan, including Almaty, the former capital, citizens flooded the streets in solidarity.


  1. Ben Rich  Senior lecturer in History and International Relations, Curtin University


  1. Leena Adel PhD student, Political Science and International Relations, Curtin University

With nuclear talks between Iran, the US, and the other members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) resuming on November 29, one question looms large. Is engagement with Iran likely to bear diplomatic fruit, or be squandered?

By Fareed Zakaria

November 11, 2021

The joint agreement between the United States and China on “enhancing climate action” was rightly seen as a step forward — but, for now, a very small step. It did not have the kinds of specific targets that marked the 2014 agreement negotiated by the Obama administration that preceded the Paris accords. But it did suggest the resumption of serious dialogue between the world’s two largest economies and largest emitters of greenhouse gases — which would explain why so many nations felt the statement gave new energy to climate action.....

Akram Salehi

Chief Editor of the English Journal of International Relations.

It is well known that human beings pay much interest in peace from the ancient time until now. Because the word-peace, apart from being a pleasant word, also refers to the peaceful society and the beautiful world. It can be stated that peace is the greatest and highest goal or hope that everyone wishes to achieve personally and expects to be created in society and in the world. People have been trying by all means to gain peace.

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