Afghan Diaspora to launch online university in Europe

by Ali Ahmad

In December 2021, Afghan diaspora academics met in Frankfurt/Main to discuss the establishment of the first "Afghan Exile Online University (AEOU)". VIDC consultant Ali Ahmad reports on the meeting.

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#1: Life under the Taliban

The new ‘Dark Era’ of Taliban

A new series of articles on the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power in August 2021. Women and men from many different parts of the country tell us their stories.

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Climate crisis boosts displacement

Report from the panel discussion on 4 November 2021 with Adil Najam, Raya Muttarak and Jane Linekar.

The event was held against the backdrop of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place in Glasgow from October 31 to the 12 November 2021.

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The Renewal of the Palestinian Movement. A Transnational Unity from Below?

Report from the webinar on 28 October 2021 with Yara Hawari, Ahmed Abu Artema and Mohammed El-Kurd

The Webinar dealt with the current protest movement in Palestine and explored the question as to whether it represents a new unity from below.

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Syria: In the interest of justice

Can criminal trials against Syrian war criminals contribute to more justice?

Report form the panel discussion on 7 October 2021 on the occasion of current proceedings in Europe to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria.

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Libanon: Ein täglicher Überlebenskampf

Von Helmut Krieger

Ein Jahr nach der verheerenden Explosion im Libanon kämpfen die Menschen ums tägliche Überleben. VIDC Konsulent Helmut Krieger analysiert den Zusammenbruch und nimmt die Rolle der Oligarchie und Geopolitik unter die Lupe.

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Anklage syrischer Kriegsverbrechen in Europa nach dem Weltstrafrechtsprinzip

Von Tatiana Urdaneta Wittek

Können syrische Kriegsverbrecher*innen in Europa vor Gericht gestellt werden? Ja, die Anwendung des Weltstrafrechtsprinzips macht es möglich und gibt den Opfern syrischer Kriegsverbrechen ein wenig Hoffnung auf Gerechtigkeit.

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Taliban’s Takeover: Afghan Women’s Rights Under Grave Attack

by Nazila Jamshidi

Women’s rights and their role in society are once again a tragedy unfolding in front of the world’s eyes. More than any other group in Afghanistan, women have spearheaded the concept of democracy, freedom and human rights.

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Klimakrise befeuert Vertreibung

Von Michael Fanizadeh

Schätzungen der Weltbank zufolge könnte es bis 2050 ca. 216 Millionen Binnenvertriebene aufgrund der Klimakatastrophe geben. Konfliktländer wie Afghanistan zählen zu den katastrophenanfälligsten Ländern der Welt.

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Life in the Islamic Emirate of 2021

by Ali M. Latifi

The Taliban are now in full control of Afghanistan, have presented a government and have already broken their first promises. About the current situation on the ground, a report by Ali M. Latifi.

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