Jan Smuts, Jawaharlal Nehru and the Legacies of Liberalism

Jan Smuts, Jawaharlal Nehru and the Legacies of Liberalism

Placing Smuts and Nehru within the broader liberal paradigm, we come to a picture that is both global and local, contextual and textual, historical and contemporary.

Interview – Nicole Aschoff

Interview – Nicole Aschoff

Nicole Aschoff discusses the limitations of Oprah Winfrey’s progressive ideas, the prospects for today’s anti-capitalist left in the US, and the rise of Jacobin magazine.

Review – Notes on a Foreign Country

Review – Notes on a Foreign Country

A deeply flawed, yet exceedingly well-written volume on the relationship between Turkey and the United States that is heavy in anti-Americanism, but light in substance.

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N-of-1 Survey Finds Support for a Return to the Divine Right of Kings (A Satire)

A satirical commentary on the feasibility of a return to the divine right of kings in light of a perceived decline of the rule of law.

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Why Trump’s Meeting with North Korea Matters: The Asia-Middle East Connection

Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un may be strategic for U.S. foreign politics in the face of strengthening relations between North Korea and Iran.

The UK: No Longer a Benevolent Patron

The UK: No Longer a Benevolent Patron

The UK’s decision to leave the EU, in particular, has initiated a set of centrifugal forces in the relationship between the UK and its Territories.

Online Resources – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Online Resources – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

A brief introduction to the OSCE, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, with links and media to further explore.

Do Gender Minorities Belong in the Military?

Do Gender Minorities Belong in the Military?

Trans people are included in the military by their willingness to reinforce the binary narrative structures of women as “beautiful souls” and men as “citizen protectors”.

Online Resources – The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Online Resources – The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

A brief introduction to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with links and media to further explore.

Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights

Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights

While difficult to prove that UK weapons are directly used to human suffering in the Philippines, there is a possibility that they were directly or indirectly used.

What is Happening in Afghanistan?

What is Happening in Afghanistan?

The US is losing the war and has become a part of the problem. Perhaps there are lessons to be learned from the US experience in Vietnam.

The Domestic Nightmare and the Unfulfilled Global Dreams of Brazil

The Domestic Nightmare and the Unfulfilled Global Dreams of Brazil

In the name of the dream of global relevance in the future, Brazilian leaders often ends up forgetting to rule in the name of people’s well-being in the present.

Arrested Development: Brazil in a World in Crisis (2008-2018)

Arrested Development: Brazil in a World in Crisis (2008-2018)

Caught in the transition between competitive scarcity and competitive abundance the status of Brazil as an emerging power was left hanging in the balance.

Security Council Resolution 1325’s Impact on Kosovo’s Post-Conflict Framework

Security Council Resolution 1325’s Impact on Kosovo’s Post-Conflict Framework

In line with the agenda set by Security Council Resolution 1325, Kosovo has worked to integrate gender equality into its post-conflict peace-building efforts.

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