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Gacaca court in Rwamagana district. A ma n accusing another

Truth Commissions and the Mental Health of Victims

Testifying before truth-telling mechanisms, such as truth commissions and gacaca, can cause psychological harm to the participants.

Image by Nichollas Harrison

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.

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.

Socio-ecological Security: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Dualism

Socio-ecological Security: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Dualism

Socio-ecological security is a relational and normative concept that sees humans as internal to nature, and seeks to secure sustainable socio-ecological relations.

The Evolution of Russian Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

The Evolution of Russian Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

The growth of Russian organised crime poses a huge threat to the development of democracy in the Russian state and other transitioning states around the globe.

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.

Image by Rusty Stewart

The Impact of Gush Emunim on the Social and Political Fabric of Israeli Society

While Gush Emunim may no longer exist as a movement, its ideologies remain and continue to have a severe and negative impact on Israeli society.

Revisiting the Neo-Neo Debate: NATO Involvement in the Refugee Crisis

Revisiting the Neo-Neo Debate: NATO Involvement in the Refugee Crisis

Neorealism’s balance of threat framework and neoliberalism’s focus on issue linkages are still relevant tools to explain NATO’s current involvement in the refugee crisis.

Simmel’s Spatiality and the Construction of the National Sphere

Simmel’s Spatiality and the Construction of the National Sphere

Simmel’s framework enables us to dismantle the process of territorialising national identity in inscribing it in space, thus drawing a difference between us and them.

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.

Examining Islamic State’s Mechanisms to Carry Out Genocide in Iraq

Examining Islamic State’s Mechanisms to Carry Out Genocide in Iraq

Despite the mass publicity and local lore about the Islamic State’s uniqueness, the Islamic State vastly resembles previous genocidal regimes.

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