SEN News Bites: 2-9 August 2014

Check out the latest round of nationalism and ethnicity-related news!

AlJazeera (03/08/2014) and Radio Free Europe (08/08/2014) report on violent Armenian-Azerbaijani clashes and escalating tension in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in the South Caucasus, amidst renewed diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.

 

The Straits Times (04/08/2014) features an opinion piece on the hotly debated participation of foreign-born athletes and the role of national identity in sporting events in Singapore.

 

BBC News Magazine (06/08/2014) features an extended piece on how the Crimean Tatars adapt to the new reality in Crimea and on their sense of insecurity given their minority position in the region.

 

The Irish Times (07/08/2014) reports on efforts to generate multi-ethnic affiliations among the youth in the ethnically mixed Bosnian city of Brcko.

 

Atlas Network (08/08/2014) reports on the results on an annual student essay competition inviting students from the former ethnic republics to reflect on what defines their identities and how those definitions evolve.

 

Cihan.com (08/08/2014) reports on Erdoğan’s remarks regarding ethnic identity that have provoked a strong negative reaction in Turkey.

 

The Economist (09/08/2014) reports on renewed violence and tightened security measures as part of the authorities’ declared ‘war on terrorism’ in Xinjang.

 

VietnamNet Bridge (09/08/2014) features a report on some of the key particularities of the indigenous culture of the Lu ethnic people in Vietnam.

 

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

If you would like to write a response to any of these news stories, please email us at sen@lse.ac.uk.

 

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