A Pashtun Awakening Against All Odds

By Minahil Nawaz, TD’21 On January 28, 2020, Pakistani authorities detained two members of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) in the northwest city of Peshawar. As Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir led hundreds of supporters across […]

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“Our Territory is Not for Sale:” Indigenous Led Anti-Extraction So ...

An Excerpt of An Honors Thesis for the Department of International Relations at Tufts University Alexa Reilly Introduction: Indigenous Movements and Multinational Extraction Activity in the Ecuadorian Amazon Background This year, several blocks of land in […]

Life Beyond the Trash: The Story of E-waste in Agbogbloshie

Sub-Saharan Africa Desk Written by: Adoma Addo, Berkeley College ’23 Accra is a city of contradiction, from the kente-patterned skyscrapers in Airport City to the aging colonial-style compounds in Jamestown. While anyone who claims to know […]

The Kremlin’s hybrid warfare in Georgia and Moldova

Written by: Andrey Grashkin, Boston University It is not surprising that the military works of the ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, who famously wrote that “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without […]

Zwarte Piet: Confronting History and Racism in Memories of a Dutch Chi ...

European Desk Nathalie Bussemaker, Morse College ’21 A few weeks ago, the arrival of a brightly colored train in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn heralded in the start of the annual three weeks of sweets, festivities, […]

Is it ethical for the American people to be represented by billionaire ...

North America and the Caribbean Desk Written by: Blake Bridge, Davenport College ’23 The most common American critique of the 2016 presidential election was that the average voter felt as if they were pinned between two […]

Lahore’s Fifth Season: Smog

South and Central Asia Desk Written by: Minahil Nawaz, Timothy Dwight College At 10 AM on 30th October 2019, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Lahore, Pakistan reached 484. According to Amnesty International, the threshold that […]

Islamophobia, Assam, India, and the National Citizen Registry

South and Central Asia Desk Written by: Vishwa Padigepati, Grace Hopper College ’22 Millions of people in Assam, India have been stripped off the state’s list of citizens in August 2019. The National Register of Citizens, […]

Dagestan: Wrestling as a Way of Life

South and Central Asia Desk Written by: Jake Mezey, Timothy Dwight College ’21 Dagestan is a semi-autonomous republic in Russia’s Southern Caucuses known for its ruggedly beautiful mountainous terrain, its long history of conflict, and its […]

Contemporary Issues in Arab-Israeli Identity as Seen through the TV Sh ...

Arts Column Written by: Sam Pekats, Davenport College ’22 Humor and personal narrative are two powerful techniques one may use to legitimize and elucidate his own marginalized struggle. Arab-Israelis, Israeli citizens of Arab ancestry-many of whom […]

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