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Review – After Ethnic Conflict

Review – After Ethnic Conflict

An insightful account of persisting ethnic divisions in the power-sharing institutions and broader post-conflict political context of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia.

Linking Instrumentalist and Primordialist Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Linking Instrumentalist and Primordialist Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Extant explanations of ethnic conflict typically fall under two fundamental theories. Neither can independently explain ethnic conflicts satisfactorily.

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.

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

With functional and participatory institutions, South Sudan may well reclaim itself as a diverse nation within the regional and international environment.

Explaining the Political Crisis in South Sudan

Explaining the Political Crisis in South Sudan

To prevent conflicts like the one in South Sudan, SSA must devise an institutional framework capable of diluting tribes’ expectations for equal control of political power.

The Syrian Predicament

The Syrian Predicament

The civil war playing out in Syria is an extreme manifestation of a common problem: the creation of independent states based on boundaries that did not reflect social and demographic realities.

Lebanon and the Syria Crisis

Lebanon and the Syria Crisis

With Syria descending into all out civil war, neighboring Lebanon finds itself in a precarious spot. The Lebanese government’s equivocal stance may prove impossible to continue.

Syria: The Death of a Nation?

Syria: The Death of a Nation?

Months after the outbreak of the uprising in Syria, Damascus continues its steady descent into sectarian strife and is at the epicenter of a regional struggle that may well shape the new political contours of the Middle East.

The many dimensions of ethnic conflict: South Ossetia, Georgia, Russia, and the ‘precedent’ of Kosovo

The many dimensions of ethnic conflict: South Ossetia, Georgia, Russia, and the ‘precedent’ of Kosovo

The recent events in the South Caucasus once again highlight the pervasive and destructive forces inherent in ethnic nationalism. These should not be misunderstood as simply local phenomena for they have wider ramifications and are shaped by factors well beyond their locale.

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