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...

The West’s Litmus Test: Two years after the Ukrainian Conflict

The last two years have been an undeniable cacophony of mixed political aspirations, serving as a source of horrendous migraine for some, and of...

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...

China Commits Systematic Genocide and the World Watches

When Dinigeer Yilamujiang lit the Olympic Flame on the evening of February 4th at the Beijing National Stadium, she certainly did not expect to...

Behind the Facade: Women’s Rights in India

Ambassador Jutta Stefan-Bastl has seen incremental improvements in the situation of women in India but there is still dramatic disparity between legislation and practice. For centuries, deeply ingrained religious...

Beyond Europe: Brexit’s shadow over the Caribbean

By: Ramsey Alrae (Guest Writer) With less than six months remaining until the deadline for a Brexit  deal, the EU is bracing itself for the...

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...
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Damascus: a City Beyond History & Imagination

Syria’s ancient trading capital has seen it all. Recognized by UNESCO in 1979 as one of the world’s oldest cities; it was a key...

Arab Spring: Will it ever blossom?

By: Ilenia Pappalardo (Staff Writer) Last December, eight years after Bouazizi’s bold gesture, demand for better political and socio-economic conditions sparked a new wave of...

Refugees – Bargaining Chips of Domestic and International Politics

Over the last decade, Turkey has grown to become one of the nations hosting the most refugees worldwide. People fleeing violence and the lack...

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