Identity Politics (students)

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Indonesian Nationalism and Postcolonial Colonialism: Enduring Legacies for Papua

Postcolonial colonialism has been perpetrated by the Indonesian State, its ruling apparatus and other domestic and foreign stakeholders in the disputed province of Papua.

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Japan: The ‘Normal’ Pacifist

Tokyo’s pacifism is best understood not as a capitulating monolithic anomaly, but as one enduring component of a multifaceted and eclectic strategic calculus.

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The US media’s generalization of the Iran hostage crisis through a liberal, secular, Western democracy lens marred Iran’s image and influenced US responses to the crisis.

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

Structural violence helps explain oppression of women caused by conflict but a continuation of patriarchal customs & occidentalist/orientalist agendas also contributes.

How Can We Explain the Existence of Al-Qaeda?

How Can We Explain the Existence of Al-Qaeda?

The emergence of Al-Qaeda is influenced by structural factors, but it cannot operate effectively in the longer term without its principle resource – its human capital.

Rethinking How the War on Terror Misjudges Terrorism in Liquid Modernity

Rethinking How the War on Terror Misjudges Terrorism in Liquid Modernity

Certainty seems to slip away when we are facing the decline of traditional power relations and mediating new forms of governance.

Why Was Yugoslavia Expelled from Cominform?

Why Was Yugoslavia Expelled from Cominform?

Questioning the orthodox view that Yugoslavia’s expulsion from Cominform was due to her diverging socialist ideals being irreconcilable with the Soviet Union’s agenda.

Human Rights in Latin America: The Case of Women and People of African Descent

Human Rights in Latin America: The Case of Women and People of African Descent

Capacity-building support from the UN will empower national institutions to help improve the situation of people of African descent in Latin America.

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Cosmopolitanism and Classical Realism as Morally Defensible Theories

Cosmopolitanism and Classical Realism, whilst possessing divergent perspectives towards morality, are both morally defensible theories.

Explaining the Rise and Differentiation of Modern Worldwide Salafi Movements

Explaining the Rise and Differentiation of Modern Worldwide Salafi Movements

Salafism’s ability to transcend local traditions, spaces and other forms of religious authority created an imagined community, de-linked from any state or territory.

The Murder of Farkhunda Malikzada – Identity Challenges in Afghanistan

The Murder of Farkhunda Malikzada – Identity Challenges in Afghanistan

The public lynching of Farkhunda Malikzada demonstrated more than ‘Radical Islam’ but also the challenges to identity in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Almost the Same, But Not Quite (Soft): the Duality of Russian Soft Power

Almost the Same, But Not Quite (Soft): the Duality of Russian Soft Power

Russia’s attempt to use soft power in foreign policy is both counter-hegemonic and oriented toward promoting a regional, Russo-centric hegemonic order.

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