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Opinion – What the US Exit from the Paris Accords Means for Women

Opinion – What the US Exit from the Paris Accords Means for Women

Instead of turning our backs on women climate refugees, the US should intentionally welcome and support them.

Authority and Regulation in an Interconnected World

Authority and Regulation in an Interconnected World

Cyberspace saps authority away from the state as a holder of international rights. Authority in this new legal geography is vested in those that control the development, adoption and deployment of code that operates at a global level.

Reprogramming the World: Legal Terrains

Reprogramming the World: Legal Terrains

The legal landscape of Cyberspace is a multidimensional geography that can rewrite the jurisdictional patterns established as accepted in international governance.

Unbordered Rights: The Geography of Cyberspace

Unbordered Rights: The Geography of Cyberspace

World-scale political geography is shifting as new actors become mediums for power within the system, revealing complexity by adding Cyberspace onto the political geography of international space. 

Cyberspace and the Struggle to Maintain and Manage It

Cyberspace and the Struggle to Maintain and Manage It

If the Internet is to be an effective tool of liberty, freedom and justice then Cyberspace must be understood not just within domestic governance frameworks, but also within the international governance system.

Reprogramming the World: Political Places

Reprogramming the World: Political Places

The geography of Cyberspace has been described as layered: a spatial geography layered with a legal geography that is layered with a political geography.

The Gaza Crisis: Restrictions and Challenges to the Humanitarian Space in Gaza

The Gaza Crisis: Restrictions and Challenges to the Humanitarian Space in Gaza

The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is worsening due to aid restrictions, counter-terrorism legislation and the imposition of a no-contact policy with Hamas.

The Nomos of Cyberspace

The Nomos of Cyberspace

If Cyberspace is indeed opening up global geography, then it should be observable in international space through the reallocation of territory, authority, and rights in the international assemblage.

Machiavelli as Misogynist: The Masculinization of Fortuna and Virtù

Machiavelli as Misogynist: The Masculinization of Fortuna and Virtù

Although Machiavelli’s founding of Realist thought in politics was revolutionary, one must consider the nuanced misogynistic intonations he utilized throughout his piece.

Cyberspace and the Problem of New Spaces

Cyberspace and the Problem of New Spaces

We live in a world of fake news, data breaches, election hacking and cyberwarfare – a world in which 280 characters can change everything. Our analog past has been replaced with digital realities.

The Cartagena Declaration at 35 and Refugee Protection in Latin America

The Cartagena Declaration at 35 and Refugee Protection in Latin America

If refugees are not being adequately protected it is more a result of lack of political will and of political choices than a lack of regimes of humanitarian action.

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