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The Iran Opportunity for India

The Iran Opportunity for India

The Iran nuclear deal opens up a world of opportunities of both strategic and commercial nature for India, which has civilisational links with Iran.

It’s Time for China’s Lesbians to Speak for Themselves

It’s Time for China’s Lesbians to Speak for Themselves

Lesbians have to believe that their marginal identity is powerful and strong, and that this can bring about a serious challenge and change to the patriarchal system.

Towards a Queer Political Economy of Sex Work

Towards a Queer Political Economy of Sex Work

Queering sex work creates room to examine the potential fluidity of gender and sexual power relations in the interactions between sex workers and their customers.

The Challenges of Equitable International Burden-sharing

The Challenges of Equitable International Burden-sharing

There has to be agreement among burden-sharing actors not only that a certain goal is desirable but also regarding the ways and means of achieving said end.

Weddings and Funerals: The Paradox in China’s Developing LGBT Community

Weddings and Funerals: The Paradox in China’s Developing LGBT Community

Queer comrades should ‘come out’ again, change from being isolated individuals in closed small circles and limited groups, and form a real community.

Kurds, Democracy and a New Coalition Government

Kurds, Democracy and a New Coalition Government

The Turkish election results validate the path towards a political solution to the Kurdish question and point towards further Kurdish unity in the region.

The New Generation of Chinese Feminists

The New Generation of Chinese Feminists

China’s feminists have launched performances, demonstrations, and a national speaking tour, have organised workshops on different topics, recruited, trained new members.

Anarchism and Non-Representational Theory in the Social Sciences

Anarchism and Non-Representational Theory in the Social Sciences

While the British cybernetics movement remained marginalized, anarchism can be viewed with more relevance in a post-representational social scientific milieu.

What Do Chinese Youth Really Think about Gender?

What Do Chinese Youth Really Think about Gender?

The post 90s Chinese can’t transcend the patriarchal power system, but evidence suggests that gender literacy is having a positive effect, building gender consciousness.

The Purpose of INDCs for an International Climate Agreement

The Purpose of INDCs for an International Climate Agreement

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions are not a silver bullet to stop climate change, but they could serve as a stepping stone to a more comprehensive agreement.

Counter-terrorism: The Liberal Biopolitics of Securing Life

Counter-terrorism: The Liberal Biopolitics of Securing Life

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 does not undermine liberal values and principles, because is in line with classical liberal thought on securing life.

Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

The widening range of possibilities for neurochemical enhancement demands accompanying caution in their deployment, commercialisation and regulation.