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Digital Media Revolution and the Iron Fist: The Online Media Landscape in Personalist Governments

The global rise of personalist ‘strongman’ regimes has transformed the way autocracies use digital media to spread ideologies and influence public sentiment. Camille Laurente explores...

Imprisoned Kurdish Leader Could Be the Kingmaker in Turkish Elections

The Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş and his Kurdish constituency could decide the fate of Turkey, argue researchers Huseyin Tunc and Dr. Haluk Baran Bingol. Turkey will hold general and...

The Art of the Deal: Speaking Trump’s language to advise him on the hamburger summit

As the landmark meeting between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un becomes more likely to occur in the next month or so, Katrin Katz provides a guide on how to...

In Libya, Skip National and Link Local to External

To cope with a lack of functioning national institutions in Libya, foreign governments and multilateral institutions should start coordinating directly with local authorities in the country. Linking...

Brest-Litovsk and the Lessons Putin Should Learn

Heads of State usually struggle to balance international affairs with domestic needs. In today’s unpredictable global climate, world leaders should look to and learn from history. Here, ...

The Olympic Battle for the Human Rights Narrative

In the wake of the 2018 Winter Games, Andrew Elliott Cha reflects on North Korea's charm offensive and what the Trump administration must do to form a credible response.  At the recently...

Trump and the Iran Nuclear Accord: The Legal Hurdles

The Trump adminsitration has repeatedly signalled its willingness to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal despite all indicators that Tehran is in compliance. Here, Kaveh L. Afrasiabi argues that...

Romania’s Struggles: Between Democratic Training Wheels and Victimhood Citizenship

Romania's democracy has been faltering in the last few years. The country has been struggling to shed off its communist history and has seen protest after protest in the last few years as the youth...

Afghans Look to Trump for Protection

Devastating attacks rocked Kabul this month, killing over a hundred people and raising concerns over a resurgent Taliban. Repeated failures by the national government, Camelia Entekhabifard...

Winning the Cyber War

The United States must balance its need to defend against cyber threats with the important advantages of its current policy that enshrines internet openness. In this argument, Professor Matthew Flynn...

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