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By: Clara Knäpper Bohman (Guest Writer) In October 2017, thousands of women gathered in the Israeli Negev desert. For two weeks, Arabs, Jews, Christians, and...

The Free and Open Indo-Pacific and the Rise of China: ‘Tigers’ Should Find a...

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

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The death of Islam Karimov in September 2016 brought his 27-year stint as Uzbekistan’s leader to a rather abrupt conclusion. Karimov took office as...

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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...

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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...

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Determining the starting point of the discipline of international law has always been subject to controversy in the academic world. The divergent views on...

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