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...

An Afterthought on Fidel Castro

Havana, Cuba. December 31st, 1960. Celebrations were quieter since the revolution. Whether out of exhaustion or fear, Clara and Eduardo insisted on welcoming the...

POST-BREXIT, POST-TRUMP

After the Brexit dust had settled, it looked as though Barack Obama’s prophetic warning that the UK "would be at the back of the...

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...

Hasta Siempre Comandante: Cuba’s “Secret” Role in African Liberation Struggles

“Cuba is the only country in the world that sent its soldiers to confront the army of apartheid.” With this controversial quote, prominent Cuban...

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...

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres: A Year in Review

His popularity in previous roles as Prime Minister of Portugal and High Commissioner of the UNHCR generated high expectations for António Guterres’ appointment as...
Polemics The Past, the present

The Past, the Present, the Unknown

written by Joseph Trey Meeks “If you don’t like it, you can get out!” she said with a fierce passion that caught me off-guard. She was a...

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...

Swallowing the Pill: What to Do with North Korea?

In his annual New Year’s address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offered an olive branch to South Korea, suggesting negotiations on the participation of...

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