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North Korea: Putin context

North Korea: Putin context

September 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM

A new source of legitimacy From the recent Hydrogen bomb test, to the launch of a missile over Japanese territory, to threats to bomb the US island territory of Guam, North Korea’s determined efforts to develop its nuclear weapons program have kept global leaders on edge this past summer. MostRead More

Propaganda and Tibet

Propaganda and Tibet

September 1, 2017 at 10:40 AM

The idea for this article was born in a bar in the city of Xi’an, far away from the stuffy Beijing auditorium where I spent the month of May attending lectures on Chinese law. A couple of friends and I were having a pint at the bar of our hostelRead More

Money and Secession: Looking at Catalonia

Money and Secession: Looking at Catalonia

October 14, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Guest OpEd: Alfons Lopez Tena is joined by Elisenda Paluzie for this piece. She is an associate professor of economics and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Barcelona University.  It is difficult to make predictions, especially about a hypothetical future, but the impact of independence on economics -for bothRead More

Much the Same as Before: Erdogan’s Post-Coup Politics

Much the Same as Before: Erdogan’s Post-Coup Politics

October 14, 2016 at 5:17 PM

Introduction In the immediate aftermath of last July’s failed coup against his government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan conspicuously referred to the attempted putsch as a “gift from God.” He went so far as to declare that this gift would allow him to cleanse the military from “members of theRead More

Hacking Latin America: The Right to Privacy

Hacking Latin America: The Right to Privacy

August 28, 2015 at 7:34 PM

This is not the first time that the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom Expression or other international organizations expressed their concern for the massive utilization of spying software by states. Although technology evolves quicker than regulation, some principles aiming to protect freedom and dignity from those programs exist.

A Realist in an Ideological Age: An Interview with Stephen Walt

A Realist in an Ideological Age: An Interview with Stephen Walt

July 13, 2015 at 2:22 PM

Realism explains why states with very different domestic characteristics often act in strikingly similar ways, and helps us understand why the behavior of states is frequently so contrary to our professed ideals and moral values.

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Goodbye Ebola, Hello Caution

May 31, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Significant peace and security concerns arise because the epidemic will, in its tracks, introduce a great deal of community level changes to human interactions, institutional responsiveness and human security dilemmas that may be overlooked.

Sartre on Refugees

Sartre on Refugees

May 28, 2015 at 11:56 AM

The protection and safety of human beings should not be limited by legal boundaries, it is the moral duty of countries and ordinary citizens to take a stand in face of political and humanitarian conflicts.

Revelations and Reassessment: South Asia

Revelations and Reassessment: South Asia

May 14, 2015 at 10:15 AM

We are standing at a precipice where South Asian politics is undergoing a long-awaited political change, from Sri Lanka to India to Pakistan, to the constitution of Nepal et cetera

Decapitating The Islamic State Won’t Work

Decapitating The Islamic State Won’t Work

May 7, 2015 at 7:44 PM

Unlike some historical experiences wherein decapitation strikes have been immensely effective, the Islamic State is an ideologically charged entity possessing a strong organizational apparatus that is not dependent upon one man. This multi-tier systemic resilience is the Islamic State’s strongest asset and poses the most dubious challenge to the Coalition that hopes to eliminate the threat posed by them.