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Peace under Siege? Ivan Duque’s Election and the FARC

Peace under Siege? Ivan Duque’s Election and the FARC

It will be difficult for Ivan Duque to attack transitional justice and the political participation of the FARC, as those issues are more solidly consolidated into law.

A Revolution is Brewing in Iran but What Comes Next?

A Revolution is Brewing in Iran but What Comes Next?

The MEK exemplify a rare oppositional force in Iranian history, one that is worthy of curiosity by those serious to understand the Iranian affairs.

Saudi-Iranian Relations after the Rise of Mohammad Bin Salman

Saudi-Iranian Relations after the Rise of Mohammad Bin Salman

Whilst Saudi Arabia is experiencing existential transformations in political and social life, the Middle East faces an increasingly precarious period.

Orphanage Trafficking and the Modern Slavery Act in Australia

Orphanage Trafficking and the Modern Slavery Act in Australia

Australia’s decision to include orphanage trafficking as a form of modern slavery will set a global precedent for countries with children in institutional care.

Venezuelans in Brazil: Challenges of Protection

Venezuelans in Brazil: Challenges of Protection

Brazil should look into its international commitments and national to find ways to better protect the Venezuelans that have come to its territory seeking protection.

Pushing the Boundaries of Soft Power: The Controversial Chinese Case

Pushing the Boundaries of Soft Power: The Controversial Chinese Case

When dealing with such a prominent and complex power as China, discussing and generalizing about its conduct may raise more questions than it answers.

Parliamentary Diplomacy as ‘Track 1 1/2 Diplomacy’ in Conflict Resolution

Parliamentary Diplomacy as ‘Track 1 1/2 Diplomacy’ in Conflict Resolution

Parliamentary diplomacy in conflict resolution can be conceived as a form of track1 1/2 diplomacy, as it is in the position to combine official and unofficial diplomacy.

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’: Will It Save Or Sink the Middle East?

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’: Will It Save Or Sink the Middle East?

‘Vision 2030’ is a Janus-faced transformational program. It is poised to mildly or hardly shake up the Middle East, whether it fails or succeeds.

A female member of the Swedish Infantry Battalion attached to UNFICYP on target practice at Battalion Headquarters, Larnaca. The 12 female members of the battalion were the first women to join the Force in Autumn 1979.
1/Jun/1980. Larnaca, Cyprus. UN Photo/John Isaac. www.un.org/av/photo/

Women in UN Peacekeeping: Historical and Contemporary Patterns

As the inclusion of women among peacekeeping elements continues to expand, hopefully future research into the phenomenon will continue to emerge.

Elections in Colombia: Return of Uribism and Uncertainty of the Peace Process

Elections in Colombia: Return of Uribism and Uncertainty of the Peace Process

With the right recovering strength, and Uribe being one of the most powerful Colombian politicians governability is guaranteed, but the power will be concentrated.

Understanding the Venezuelan Displacement Crisis

Understanding the Venezuelan Displacement Crisis

Latin American governments should see the Venezuelan exodus as an opportunity. Venezuelan refugees can contribute to the development of countries across the region.

Russia-West-Ukraine: Triangle of Competition 1991–2013

Russia-West-Ukraine: Triangle of Competition 1991–2013

Russia’s desire to limit Ukraine’s independence and to retake control of Crimea did not emerge during the Putin era. Rather they were there from the very beginning.

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