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Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

February 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace. ~ Tacitus, Life of Agricola, Book 30 Led to write this piece by the recent attacks in Kabul (Three in the last week of January), I wonder ifRead More

Paving the road to Kabul

Paving the road to Kabul

January 29, 2018 at 12:41 PM

President Trump, as Commander in Chief of the United States, put forward a long-awaited strategy for resolving the conflict in Afghanistan and tried to give a clear definition of ‘victory’ in the first of his statements marking the US policy on the embattled region. Soon after taking office in January 2017,Read More

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

Finding Refuge: Stories from Serbia

Finding Refuge: Stories from Serbia

November 15, 2015 at 10:58 AM

“Like so many others who needed to protect their loved ones, he runs from his homeland and hopes to find salvation in the west. Hopes that eventually it would all be okay.”

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.