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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...

Constitutionalizing the Monarchy: Uncompromising Demands of Thai Protesters

Abstract: The Thai monarchy, in partnership  with the  powerful  military, has faced an unprecedented challenge from protesters aiming to rein in its unchecked informal authority...

The Olympics Can’t Bring World Peace and We Know It

Olympic years have held a salient place in history, for during the celebration of the Olympic Games, participating city states (in the ancient era i.e. 776 B.C. - 393 A.D.) or member states (in the...

Protecting the Dugong: Regulating U.S. Military Bases in Japan

There has been constant conflict in the Okinawa Island of Japan regarding the construction of a new U.S. Military Base. The underlying reason for said conflict has been an environmental concern—the...

Unilateralism Won’t Help Global Britain

As post-Brexit Britain seeks to redefine its foreign policy, the country has taken a strong stand to condemn human rights’ violations and reject Chinese 5G technology. While a step in the right...

Innovating in America Again

The United States needs a more proactive industrial policy, especially as China ramps up its own investments in new and emerging technologies. President Donald Trump’s decision to halt issuance for...

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