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LAUNCH EVENT: The Fourth Industrial Revolution on 4 Feb 2019

Join the Journal of International Affairs to celebrate the launch of our newest issue on The Fourth Industrial Revolution at 6:30 PM on Monday, 4 February 2019.  The event...

Agreements, Aggression, and Embargoes: Parallels from the Past to Russia and Ukraine

Major powers have recently come to an agreement to stand together against the Western world. Shortly after this agreement, one of these countries has become increasingly aggressive. Its hostile...

Non-Refoulement: A Human Rights Perspective on Environmental Migration from Small Island Developing States

Introduction Environmental degradation and natural disasters are among the most significant contemporary drivers of global migration.[i] Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly...

The Twilight of the American World

The Colonial Era The American World is a 20th century phenomenon. It succeeded the colonial era that, after several hundred years, finally came to an end during the decolonization process of the...

Building Trust Instead of Troops: Germany’s Incoming Government and European Policy in Mali

Following the German 2021 elections, the only thing that is certain about the country’s foreign policy in Mali is that it is failing. Germany’s current policy stance disproportionately prioritizes...

Balancing Post-COVID-19 Economic Growth with Renewable Energy Development in Oil-producing African Economies: Nigeria in Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed the oil and gas industry's fragility to external shocks and highlighted their renewable counterparts’ resiliency, stimulating more interest in shifting...

The Nationalist and Populist Challenge to Foreign Policy

Calls to accelerate new foreign policy initiatives are premature.  The global dynamics of the Trump legacy remain a serious constraint for President Biden’s agenda. Two months into his...

The Rule of Law Report: A story of preemption, political symbolism, and dialogue in the European Union

In September, the European Commission released its first Rule of Law Report. While the Report cannot be expected to single-handedly change the rule of law landscape of the European Union, it is a...

Corruption, Protest and Hope in Lebanon - An Interview with Assaad Thebian

Assaad Thebian is a communications professional and activist in Lebanon. In 2015, he led—and was arrested in connection with—the #YouStink Movement, a protest movement decrying the Lebanese...

Ending Corruption, Empowering the Citizen - An Interview with Pastor Evan Mawarire

Evan Mawarire is a Zimbabwean pastor and activist. In 2016, a video he recorded, entitled “This Flag,” inspired tens of thousands of Zimbabweans to protest against the Robert Mugabe regime, leading...

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