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Netanyahu’s Victory and Israel’s Future

Netanyahu’s Victory and Israel’s Future

Ultimately the choice for Israelis will be between a state organized to discriminate against non-Jews, and an Israeli state organized to respect all its citizens.

Russians in Ukraine: Before and after Euromaidan

Russians in Ukraine: Before and after Euromaidan

The 2014 Euromaidan and the following conflict have reinforced negative attitudes to, and marginalisation of, Russians and the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine.

Crimea: People and Territory before and after Annexation

Crimea: People and Territory before and after Annexation

While Crimea is likely to remain a point of conflict between Ukraine/the West and Russia, the return of the territory to the Ukrainian state is virtually impossible.

Lebanon’s Hizbullah

Lebanon’s Hizbullah

Ethnic motivations underlying Hizbullah’s politics acting upon the perceived interests of the Shiite community in Lebanon are likely to further erode its legitimacy.

The Militarized Gym

The Militarized Gym

Militarized determinations of physical exercise means to appreciate how Anglo pursuits of leisure and health cannot at all be assumed to be globally healthy or leisurely.

Everyday Life after Annexation: The Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Everyday Life after Annexation: The Autonomous Republic of Crimea

A new order is solidifying in Crimea that celebrates the reunion with Russia, even as the rights and the wellbeing of the indigenous people are eclipsed.

Islamic State and the Hypocrisy of Sovereignty

Islamic State and the Hypocrisy of Sovereignty

The extent to which IS challenges sovereignty depends on its future actions. Its conception of sovereignty cannot survive in the current world order of nation-states.

Roots and Features of Modern Ukrainian National Identity and Nationalism

Roots and Features of Modern Ukrainian National Identity and Nationalism

State politics since Ukraine’s independence were aimed at the consolidation of the homogeneity in culture and language of the dominance of Ukrainian cultural traditions

Building a Reform Movement: Could Muslims Emulate Nineteenth Century Judaism?

Building a Reform Movement: Could Muslims Emulate Nineteenth Century Judaism?

The challenge for Islamic reformers today is vastly more politically complicated. But could lessons on religious reform be found in Nineteenth Century Judaism?

Brothers Grimm or Brothers Karamazov: The Myth and the Reality of How Russians and Ukrainians View the Other

Brothers Grimm or Brothers Karamazov: The Myth and the Reality of How Russians and Ukrainians View the Other

Ukrainians and Russians do not generally view each other in a hostile manner, however, each side views the current relations between the two in a different way.

Understanding the Other Ukraine: Identity and Allegiance in Russophone Ukraine

Understanding the Other Ukraine: Identity and Allegiance in Russophone Ukraine

In the traditionally Russophone regions of Ukraine, political conflict arises whenever the legitimacy of Russian culture is challenged.