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Gewehre, everywhere- German weapons in Latin America

Gewehre, everywhere- German weapons in Latin America

February 26, 2015 at 8:21 AM

Reading Latin American newspapers does not make for the most uplifting start of a day. Gang wars, missing or supposedly killed students, or the perpetual battle over market shares by drug cartels dominate the mostly-sensationalist news coverage on the region. Christmas, however, came early on December 17 last year forRead More

Charting A New Course: Sri Lankan Foreign Policy

Charting A New Course: Sri Lankan Foreign Policy

January 23, 2015 at 7:03 AM

This article by Yohan Senarath was first published in the Colombo Telegraph. It has been republished here with the author’s approval. There could not have been a better time to be a student or a professional of International Relations in Sri Lanka, given the geopolitical dynamics in the region. AsRead More

Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina : Alberto Nisman’s Death

Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina : Alberto Nisman’s Death

January 22, 2015 at 5:46 AM

Argentina, AMIA and the case of a suspicious death Dr. Alberto Nisman, an Argentine legal jurist and prosecutor, alleged earlier this month that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s government was involved in covering up one of the biggest terror attacks in the country’s history. Four days later, he was foundRead More

The Hundred Year African War : The New Scramble for Africa

The Hundred Year African War : The New Scramble for Africa

January 20, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Peace has eluded Africa for several reasons. ‘The Hundred Year African War’ is how the author wishes to summarize it. The Scramble for Africa: what originally seems like just catchy terminology remains one of the defining moments in the planet’s collective political history. Coined originally by the Times in 1884, theRead More

Europe On The Brink

Europe On The Brink

December 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

As Europe remembers the centenary of the First World War, the situation: great powers disagreeing, foreign interventionism, nationalist resurgence, Russia looming, could not be further from what it could be imagined by the generation who called it the “Great War.”

Viva La Medicina: Cuba’s Fight Against Ebola

Viva La Medicina: Cuba’s Fight Against Ebola

December 13, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Health diplomacy is an integral part of Cuba’s foreign policy. Sending medical staff to understaffed and neglected health systems not only enhances the country’s reputation; it is also the source of the island’s economic survival.

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Breaking the Rules: The Rule of Law and Conflict

December 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM

The adoption and practice of basic principles of the rule of law are clear barometers for any democracy and stable government. The consequences of the breakdown of the rule of law especially in non-democratic states make its importance even more self-evident.

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Mozambique: The Beginning of the End for FRELIMO?

December 12, 2014 at 7:35 PM

On October 15th, Mozambicans went to the polls to elect their next president. The incumbent, Armando Guebuza, had already been in office for two terms and therefore the constitution bars him from a third term. Three candidates competed for the post: Filipe Nyusi, a FRELIMO (Frente de Libertaҫão de Moҫambique)Read More

Penal Envy: Latin America’s Prisons

Penal Envy: Latin America’s Prisons

November 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

América Latina: birthplace of Salsa, Bachata and Reggeaton and wild parties. Some of the finest clubs in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro or Cali ensure their exclusivity by restricting access to their rumbas to the rich and beautiful only. Nevertheless, to be granted access to some of the best parties,Read More

Indian Coalition Politics 101

Indian Coalition Politics 101

November 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Coalition Politics in India for the uninitiated    The Indian parliament in a state of uproar. Source: WeSpeakNews In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, the then National Democratic Alliance(NDA) headed by Bhartiya Janta Party garnered 35.3% votes with 185 seats. Subsequently, the formation of United Progressive Alliance(UPA) was a turningRead More