Issue 398 | 6 October 2014
Committee guide, EU-Russia-Ukraine, Israel-Gaza, Islamic State and more...
Elmar Brok, chair of parliament's foreign affairs committee, kicks off our committee guide, explaining how the EU can rise to international challenges. Brok argues that "the strength of the EU lies in the potential to mobilise resources across the full range of diplomatic, security, defense, economic, trade, development and humanitarian instruments." Elena Valenciano, chair of the parliament's human rights subcommittee, explains why DROI is working to 'mainstream' human rights in all policy. Valenciano says "DROI is a powerful amplifier for the voice of those most vulnerable who suffer attacks on their fundamental rights and freedoms all over the world."
There are different reasons why people believe in extremist ideologies or join extremist groups, explains Alexander Ritzmann.
Willy Fautré fears for the future of those fleeing religious persecution in China.
Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women has laid the foundations for a better society, explains Hala Al Ansari.