Duties of a good neighbour? Refugee policies in Jordan

The influx of Syrian refugees has seriously altered the demography of Jordan. As the refugee population continues to grow, pressure mounts on the already...

Phantom Victims: A Migrant Woman’s Route to Neglect

Often their trauma and their stories lie in the shadow. Frequently femal migrants in South America suffer in silent structural sexual harassment, gender-based violence...

The Syrian paradox: Why ‘one does not simply walk into Mordor,’ nor out of...

Dark and obscure Mordor has almost nothing to do with culturally rich and fascinating Syria. The only common factor is that third parties can...

Paradise Lost – The Venezuelan Crisis and the Response of the International Community

Venezuela anguishes in what is being described as the country’s worst economic, social and political crisis to date. A combination of low oil prices,...

Explaining the Results of the Kazakh Elections: Not so Quiet on the Eastern Front?

By: Ildar Daminov (Guest Writer) After the results were announced massive riots broke out in the biggest cities of Kazakhstan. People in the streets claimed that...

Resolving to Recognise Agents of Peace: UNSC Resolution 1325

Four principles dictate the revolutionary United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. UNSCR 1325 was based on the following four...

Lebanon’s Forgotten Refugees

By: Paula Jahn (Guest Writer) With international attention focused on the plight of Syria’s refugees, the misery of another displaced group who constitute the world’s...

Armenia in Transition: The Velvet Revolution

By: Lena Krikorian (Editor-in-Chief) The Republic of Armenia has set a tremendous example for the rest of the world by peacefully ousting a corrupt political...

Democratic Support Without Democracy: Explaining the Popularity of the Chinese Government

Over the past year, international media reports on Chinese politics frequently centred around the oppression of minorities, public surveillance measures, and China’s increasingly aggressive...

Intimate Diplomacy: International Adoption on the World Stage

A shocking 40% of adopted children in the US are of a different race or culture than their adopted parents. Foreign adoptions have dropped from...

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