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Decolonising Queer Bangladesh: Neoliberalism Against LGBTQ+ Emancipation

Decolonising Queer Bangladesh: Neoliberalism Against LGBTQ+ Emancipation

While international solidarity is important and Western allies can provide much-needed security, it is vital for queer activism itself to be grounded in decolonisation.

Donors’ LGBT Support in Tajikistan: Promoting Diversity or Provoking Violence?

Donors’ LGBT Support in Tajikistan: Promoting Diversity or Provoking Violence?

LGBT rights projects funded by donors in Tajikistan have been more so an outcome of Western imagination than of an understanding of local realities.

The ASEAN Way Out? Toward Cooperative Environmental Governance in Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Way Out? Toward Cooperative Environmental Governance in Southeast Asia

Notwithstanding its long-standing policy of non-interference, ASEAN is well-suited to respond and cooperate regionally on transboundary environmental issues.

The Namelessness of Lives: What’s Not in a Name?

The Namelessness of Lives: What’s Not in a Name?

While our personal names shape perceptions, the labels used to describe our gendered selves and desires are radically different to different people across time and place.

China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy

China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy

Any curtailment to China’s ambitions in Franc Zone Africa would only dent people’s prospects of benefiting from its unmatched commitment to the continent.

Anatomies of Revolution

Anatomies of Revolution

Revolutions have existed throughout human history, their greatest impact has been felt under modernity – the configuration of political, economic and symbolic processes.

Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament

Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament

CEND could play a leading role to the comprehension of states’ rivalries and threat perceptions that compel them to achieve technological efficiency and sufficiency.

Hatred and Fear: Bolsonaro and the Return of Irrational Politics

Hatred and Fear: Bolsonaro and the Return of Irrational Politics

Brazil is yet another case of liberal politics deteriorating into the fetid morass of hatred, fear, baseless accusations and prosecutions against those seen as enemies.

Trump is Right About Iran, Yet Wrong

Trump is Right About Iran, Yet Wrong

President Trump has inherited a limited range and scope of choices in confronting Iran. Right or wrong, he has no option in dealing with Iran but to deal with Iran.

An Ontological Reading of Turkey’s AK Party – Gülen Movement Conflict

An Ontological Reading of Turkey’s AK Party – Gülen Movement Conflict

An alliance that once existed gradually turned to conflict post-2010 because both sides began to fear an erosion in their self-identities as a source of distinctiveness.

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

The notion of a human right, enshrined in the UN Convention, is nonetheless vital in the context of the rise of the far right and the rise of religious fundamentalism.

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