SEN News Bites: 1-7 September 2014

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BBC News (03/09/2014) reports on the active encouragement of ‘ethnic unity’ in Xinjiang through the deliberate promotion and incentivisation of mixed marriages.

University of Oregon web community page (03/09/2014) features a report on a new art exhibition to be opened at the university museum and dedicated to exploring the interaction between genetics, race, ethnic identity and disease in 20th century America.

Huffington Post UK (04/09/2014) features an extended piece on the difficult fate and sufferings of the indigenous Hazara ethnic community in Afghanistan, especially under the Taliban regime.

New Statesman (05/09/2014) features a piece on the role and influence of Gaelic Games, and national sports more broadly, on Irish national identity.

The New Yorker (05/09/2014) features an opinion piece on the prospects and challenges of liberal Zionism in the Israeli peace camp.

Want ChinaTimes (06/09/2014) reports the results of a recent poll indicating that around 87% of Taiwanese think of themselves as belonging to the ethnic Chinese community.

The Economist (06/09/2014) features a piece on the possible diffusion and influence of Ukraine’s crisis on the already unstable security situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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