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Chinese Control of the Mekong River Delta

Image Caption: Flash flooding as a result of a collapsed dam in Laos led to the deaths of at least 40 people and caused several dozen others to go missing this summer, implicating complex geo-political conflicts between […]

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China with Global Characteristics: Why the Global Order is Safe from C ...

Image Caption: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech in the Great Hall of the People, outlining his vision for the potential for Chinese leadership in the world at a time when Western powers are wrestling […]

The Sweden Democrats: How an Anti-Immigrant Party is Reshaping Swedish ...

Image Caption: With the unprecedented rise of an extremist anti-immigrant party in the 2018 parliamentary elections, Sweden’s facade of political stability has shattered. While the rest of Europe witnessed a wave of populist and anti-immigrant parties rise […]

Death Knell for Brazilian Democracy?

Image Caption: Far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign is remarkably popular among the electorate, but it has at times evoked memories of Brazil’s former military dictatorship. The first election since the corruption scandals of former […]

USMCA: Total Overhaul or NAFTA 2.0?

Image Caption: President Trump delivers a statement at a news conference regarding the new USMCA deal written to replace NAFTA. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released the text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on […]

The Global Resurgence of Populism as a Social Movement: Unifying the P ...

Image Caption: Demonstrators gather in the city of Mainz at a rally in support of Alternative for Germany, a far-right German political party with populist roots. On the 24th of September, 2017, the  Christian Democratic Union-Christian […]

Canada Revokes Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Citizenship as the Horror ...

Image Caption: Aung San Suu Kyi has faced international pressure for her silence in response to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and Canada has stripped her of her honorary citizenship in a symbolic move. After months of […]

With Rights Come Responsibilities: The Evolution of Rights, Sovereignt ...

Image Caption: Although many point to the Peace of Westphalia as the starting point for the modern framework relating individual rights with sovereignty in international law,  the narrative is in fact more complicated and may require […]

Dissecting the Fault-lines of Ethno-political Violence in Asia: A Comp ...

Image Caption: Xinjiang Uyghur Muslims, unlike Thailand’s Patani Malays, undertook salient ethno-political action only at a time of a high perceived threat to their interests and of a low state capacity for repression. Introduction Several states […]

Abnormal: Why the Tanzanian Invasion of Uganda Was, and Was Not, a Hum ...

Image Caption: Idi Amin’s coup in 1978 of former Ugandan President Milton Obote was the first in a series of events that led to the 1978 Tanzanian invasion of Uganda. But was that invasion a humanitarian intervention? […]

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