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#ElParoNoPara: Peace, Protests, and Performances of Solidarity in Colombia

#ElParoNoPara: Peace, Protests, and Performances of Solidarity in Colombia

Colombia’s historic, ongoing protests along with systematic structural violence and positive peace continues to impact the 2016 peace accords and transitional justice.

The Flaring Sino-Indian Security Dilemma: Is Conventional Deterrence Eroding?

The Flaring Sino-Indian Security Dilemma: Is Conventional Deterrence Eroding?

Recent changes in the offense-defense balance over the Himalayas are blurring deterrence dynamics between China and India.

Diffusion Across International Organizations

Diffusion Across International Organizations

Growing organizational density in global governance and rising challenges from stakeholders push IOs to adopt similar institutional designs, policies, and norms.

Climate Change and the Sinking Island States in the Pacific

Climate Change and the Sinking Island States in the Pacific

Small island nations are exposed to multi-dimensional climate crises such as ocean level rise, flooding, coastal erosion, inundation of agricultural lands, drying up of drinking water and sea acidification, which endangers fish life and stock.

Can Zimbabwe Move Beyond the Sanctions Rhetoric?

Can Zimbabwe Move Beyond the Sanctions Rhetoric?

As long as the playing field is not level, inequality between the political elite and the ordinary citizen will ensure that Zimbabwe remains politically unstable and a humanitarian concern.

Reinforcing Environmental Degradation With Market-Based Sustainability Schemes

Reinforcing Environmental Degradation With Market-Based Sustainability Schemes

In order to change the capitalist culture that causes mass consumerism, we need environmental initiatives that do not reinforce the problematic consumer culture.

The Afghan Peace Talks, China, and the Afghan Elections

The Afghan Peace Talks, China, and the Afghan Elections

As the United States pulls back from international commitments, and Afghanistan continues to be internally unstable, China is glad to step in.

Opinion – Trump’s Effective China Strategy

Opinion – Trump’s Effective China Strategy

Trump may not be a ‘stable genius’, but when it comes to China, he might well have the most effective foreign policy of all the U.S. presidents of the last thirty years.

General view of the Osmaniye Cevdetiye Camp, in Turkey on 10th of February, 2016 during a visit by the BUG - Committee on Budgets Delegation of the European Parliament.

Competing Logics of Security toward Syrian Refugees in Turkey and Lebanon

Turkey’s and Lebanon’s high levels of political polarization could engender competing logics of security and increase Syrian refugees’ vulnerability to instability.

International Hierarchies Built Upon Gratitude as Political Power

International Hierarchies Built Upon Gratitude as Political Power

Gratitude expressed by subaltern states help hegemons to represent themselves as benevolent actors. Thus gratitude reinforces the will to pursue global hegemony. 

The Global Compact on Refugees and Latin America

The Global Compact on Refugees and Latin America

Refugee protection might be enhanced in Latin America, but perhaps inspirations can also arise to be replicated globally in improving the chances of success of the GCR.

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