The Strongmen and COVID-19

Throughout history political figures have used crises to gain political advantage; COVID-19 offers no exception to this. “In moments of crisis, people are willing to...

Waking Up from the Chinese Dream to a Chinese Debt Trap?

The Chinese Dream (Zhōngguó Měng) was first coined in 2012 by the current General Secretary of the Peoples Republic of China’s only political party,...

How to say ‘Holocaust’ in Arabic

The establishment of the State of Israel seven decades ago is remembered as the return to its ancestral home by one people but bemoaned...

Terrorism: A Question of Definition?

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the label “terrorist” has been used in almost every conflict to discredit an opponent. From the Chinese...

Springtime in the Mashriq

The self-immolation of a street vendor in Tunisia on December 17, 2010 sparked one of the most monumental and promising democracy movements in the...

Criados raised by no one

“Criados” comes from the Spanish word “criar,” which means to raise. Ironically, 50,000 children in Paraguay called criados are being raised by no one, forgotten under...

What the West is (or is not) doing about Hong Kong

November 11 2019, was a full day of protests: for 12 hours thousands of demonstrators dressed in all black wearing face masks in solidarity...

Pink-tide redux: A lifeline for the left in Latin America

While much of the world’s attention throughout the European summer was focused on the seemingly never-ending Brexit quagmire, early signs of a broad and...

Super Bowl LIV? Patriots vs. Nationalists

By: Shane O’Callaghan (Guest Writer) As a result of the atrocities committed by the National Socialist Party during World War II, the terms nationalist and...

Women, Peace, & Security: A Bumpy Road to 2020

By: Lena Krikorian (Editor-in-Chief) Human security–both male and female–is at risk in all pockets of the globe, and the future of promised gender equality is...

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