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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...

U.S. Space Policy and Strategic Culture

The United States has a consistent Strategic Culture, centered on a sense of exceptionalism, values-driven foreign policy, casualty aversion, as well as strong leadership. These features reflect in...

Countering Iraq’s Anti-Shelter Policy in the Islamic State Era

Moments of catastrophe that destroy communities often provide opportunities to rebuild them to be more resilient to preexisting harms. The challenge lies in spotting and seizing those opportunities....

Empire in Denial: Undermining Afghanistan’s Statebuilding Process

For almost 20 years, the U.S. and its international allies have maintained a presence in Afghanistan with attempts to rebuild the country coming in fits and starts. Here, Adam Simpson argues for a...

Preparing for a Data-Driven Revolution in Liberia

Data openness iss a guarantor of government accountability and supports an informed citizenry-- both central to the development of democratic governance. Olivier Alais and Daniel...

Turkey and the U.S. on the Brink in Syria

The repeated failure of the peace process in Syria underlines how far apart those involved are on reaching a solution. Turkey has proven particularly ambivalent, focused instead on ...

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