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Protest at the Center of American Politics

Abstract: Recognizing the increasing ubiquity of protest in the United States, this article considers why protest has become so central to American politics. It argues that three factors contribute...

China's Stakes in Venezuela are Too High to be Ignored

By turning a blind eye to Venezuela's economic and human rights disaster denounced by the UN Human Rights Council, China ignores the politically important anti-Maduro sentiment in the Latin America...

Hydrogen: Expectations for Future Energy Relations

Hydrogen is increasing in importance as a greener alternative to fossil fuel energy sources. As hydrogen's usage, production, and trade grows, the global energy system and geopolitics of energy will...

UK and Huawei: Geopolitics, Symbolism, and Competing National Interests

While Huawei provides cost-effective technology favorable to the UK, looming fears of potential Chinese espionage are changing its stance regarding Huawei leading to a total ban from its 5G...

How the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Impacts the United States, and Why the United States Must Embrace its Entry into Force

The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will enter into force on January 22, 2021, two days following the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the...

Strategic Demilitarization in Sri Lanka: Paradoxes and Trajectories

Military land-grabs and military-owned businesses have perverted the development-security nexus in Sri Lanka. The high levels of militarization in the Northern and Eastern Provinces lead to a...

Vox in the Age of COVID-19: The Populist Protest Turn in Spanish Politics

Abstract: Spain, among the countries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, imposed one of the most severe lockdowns in Europe, which was administered by a left-leaning government under Prime Minister...

Egypt's Informal Economy: An Ongoing Cause of Unrest

Abstract: Egypt, the largest state in the Middle East and North Africa region, has long been distinct since the 1970s for its large informal economy, defined in this paper as the economic activities...

Too Little, Too Late: From the Chilean Winter to the Latin American Spring

Abstract: The 2011 global protest cycle, which included the Arab Spring uprising against authoritarian rule, the Chilean Winter protests to end for- profit education, and the Occupy Wall Street...

Evolution Toward Revolution: The Development of Street Protests in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Abstract: Protests are a regular feature of life in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Using street power to push for incremental change or voice discontent with government policy, major protests in Iran...

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