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The New Global Landscape: Illiberal Regimes and Movements

In the fall of 2016, I returned to the United States from Hungary. As many are now aware, especially following Hungary’s most recent elections, the country is the home of the European Union’s first...

The Future of Indian Deterrence in Space

China has developed an arsenal of counterspace weapons, which is likely to be a threat to Indian assets in space in the event of confrontration on Earth. Rahul Krishna and Radhika Chhabra propose a...

Colombia, A Laboratory For History

Not long ago, Uruguay’s former president Jose Mujica said something that stuck in my mind: “Colombia is a laboratory for history!” In a polarized world facing numerous political disturbances,...

How Big Data is Changing Democracy

Humans now create an extraordinary amount of information every day.1 Unique content, regardless of veracity, is distributed with unprecedented velocity to an ever-growing audience. Individual...

Afghanistan and the International Criminal Court: A Gender Perspective

  On 20 November 2017, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda formally requested judicial authorization to open an investigation into war crimes and crimes...

Kenya's Identity Crisis

Somali refugees in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya do not have rights. Identity politics has always played a role in Kenyan politics, but in recent years, with the rise of terrorism, Somali...

The Internet, Regime Breakdown, and Democratization: Lessons from Tunisia

The events in Tunisia during the 2011 Arab Spring illustrate both the power of information communication technology to help mobilize anti-government protestsandhow democratization requires more than...

Reexamining the Terrorism-Poverty Nexus

When examining the sources of terrorism, analysts rank poverty at the top of the list. Recent studies show that the 'terrorism-poverty nexus' may not be as clear as once thought. Here, Marc...

The Politics of Demography in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jewish Israelis no longer risk being the minority as the fertility rate among Palestinians and Israelis in Israel is now equal at 3.1 births per woman. Will changing demographics shift the...

A Purposive Reading of ‘Non-Penalization’ under Article 31(1) of the Refugee Convention

This article suggests an alternative way of reading Article 31(1) of the Refugee Convention on non-penalization of refugees so that asylum claimants and refugees within the jurisdiction of a state...

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