Written against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, Sean O’Keefe argues, people shouldn’t divide Arabic rappers into pro- and anti-revolution camps and castigate one side – the Arabic hip-hip scene is too nuanced and complex for that. But if unity only comes at the expense of social justice, the Arab world will be even worse off than before.
Extinction is not just a matter of life and death, it is the hinge between existence and non-being. Today, the rising threat of mass extinction poses an unprecedented challenge for security, and to the ontology and ethics that attend it.
In this short story from India, a radio dj’s late radio transmission takes a spine-chilling turn. Click here to read the story.
Against the backdrop of the Ebola outbreak, Dr. Hayes argues that the IR community in the United States should acknowledge the significance of the securitization theory, an approach developed in Europe, for longer term policy solutions.
Dr. Simon Leitch argues, some revolutions succeed but most fail, and the current protests in Hong Kong will have to break through many barriers to achieve democratic reforms. It will be interesting to see if the Chinese government can weather the storm without making any concessions, but we shouldn’t underestimate the power of well-managed authoritarianism.
Finlay Green* London, October 4, 2014 (Alochonaa): Nationalism is widely regarded as a poisonous ideology, and it’s not hard to see why. From Nazism to the Balkans conflict of the 1990s, nationalism has all too often been the political manifestation of xenophobia, leaving a trail of devastation in […]
Taj Hashmi* Clarksville, September 23, 2014 (Alochonaa): This is an in-depth study of the reasons and consequences of the rise of Islamist militancy and terror in global perspective, with detailed discussions on Islam, Islamism, America’s foreign and domestic policies; and their short- and long-term consequences on global and America’s […]