China's relationship with the International Criminal Court stands in contrast to its dealings with other international institutions. Reasons for this include a history of colonialism and the need to protect its sovereignty.
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At the end of 2019 the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its latest Global Gender Gap Report. Japan always ranks well on health and education, but the rankings for economic and political participation bring its overall ranking down. In the latest report, Japan has dropped from number 110 to number 121 of the 153 countries surveyed. Recent controversies on gender equity point to the necessary directions for reform.
In 2019, immigration policies for the Central American corridor were tightened. These stricter public policies, promoted by several of the countries in the region, led to humanitarian consequences that have made it riskier to migrate via a route used by hundreds of thousands of people every year.
The Dream to "Go to Asia as Masters": What Dostoevsky Can Teach Us About the Greater Eurasian Partnership
Numerous journalists and academics alike have attempted to explain the nature of the current Sino-Russian partnership. However, returning to an unlikely source - Fyodor Dostoevsky - may bring a fresh perspective to this debate, highlighting the role of identity in how China responds to Russia's inferiority complex.