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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 […]

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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? […]

Abel: The Ilocano Weaving Industry Amidst Globalization

Image Caption: A Filipino woman weaves in her factory, inheriting a long tradition that may be threatened by the decline of support for local weaving industries in the Ilocos region of the Phillipines. Introduction Weaving in […]

Gulfization: A Closer Look at Bahrainization

Image Caption: Bahrain’s government has taken efforts as part of Bahrainization to help Bahraini nationals succeed in the public and private sector in the face of an increasing migrant worker population. Introduction “Gulfization” is defined as the […]

In search of the “Golden Age:” The Selective Nostalgia of Urban Re ...

Image Caption: China’s Shanghai, like Mexico’s Ciudad Juárez, worked hard to define its image by employing positive nostalgia for its past while brushing over some of the more negative parts of its history. Introduction Historical preservation […]

The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation: Unable to Resolve Hydropower Developme ...

Image Caption: Despite a new regional cooperation mechanism, sustainable use of the Mekong River continues to be threatened by hydropower development. Running through China (the People’s Republic of China), Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the […]

The Yasukuni Issue’s Disappearance from the East Asian Mass Media

Image Caption: The Yasukuni Shrine, originally erected to honor those who have fought for Japan, has been the center of a controversy with other East Asian countries, chiefly China, in regards to war crimes and other […]

The Legal and Practical Appropriateness of Economic Sanctions

Image Caption: Imposing economic sanctions as a way of solving international issues has long been one of the UN Security Council’s chief powers. Some have questioned, however, the legality of sanctions, and whether the international community […]

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