Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

LGBT Rights in China, Hydro-Diplomacy for Pakistan, EU-Greece Relations, Russian Security Priorities, Afghan Refugees

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

LGBT Rights in China, Hydro-Diplomacy for Pakistan, EU-Greece Relations, Russian Security Priorities, Afghan Refugees

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China Daily / BeijingFar-reaching implications of US marriage ruling"The US Supreme Court 5-4 ruling ... that same-sex marriages are protected under the 14th amendment of the US Constitution was a landmark judgment not only for Americans but also many Chinese...," writes Chen Weihua. "While substantial progress has been made in China over the past two decades to protect the rights of the [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] community, most Chinese are still not ready to embrace the group.... Chinese officials ... have not spoken publicly about the rights of gays and lesbians, since homosexuality was decriminalized in 1997 and removed from the list of mental illnesses in 2001. Hopefully the US Supreme Court decision will encourage ... officials and ordinary citizens alike ... to take actions to help build a society that shows more tolerance and respect to the LGBT community and upholds their equal rights."

Dawn / Karachi, PakistanHydro-diplomacy needed in Pakistan"Despite the importance of water for Pakistan, we have transformed from a water-abundant state to one of 'perceived' scarcity...," writes Usman Mirza. "Pakistan's water crisis is not one of absolute water scarcity but has over time been transformed into a ticking time bomb due to vested interests, power structures, political rivalries, ineffective governance and flawed policies.... [T]he mounting pressures on available water for Pakistan could translate into political instability and security risk. Transboundary water is no longer a purely management issue...; it is now a national asset which has to be negotiated diplomatically across international borders.... To use hydro-diplomacy as a tool we need strong institutions and political leadership as a prerequisite to be effective and reap results."

Khaleej Times / Dubai, United Arab EmiratesEU should be conciliatory with Greece"A conciliatory approach is needed to pull back Greece from the default zone," states an editorial. "This will also give the embattled economy space to recover from the economic mess it finds itself in. …

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