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Crisis of Liberalism

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Dominic BoyerOpen author orcid page in new window posted in Hot Spots on with 1 comment

Is liberalism in crisis? The surge of populist politics—challenging both representation and reason—around the world demands that we pose More...

Arctic Abstractive Industry

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Arthur Mason posted in Hot Spots on with 0 comments

The Arctic is a region that is being dramatically altered through climate change, even as extractive industries and the nations that rely on them More...

Refugees and the Crisis of Europe

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Mayanthi Fernando and Cristiana Giordano posted in Hot Spots on with 0 comments

Since the beginning of 2015, an unprecedented number of people from Middle Eastern and African countries—many of them fleeing war, persecution, More...

Greece is Burning

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James FaubionOpen author orcid page in new window, Eugenia Georges and Gonda Van Steen posted in Hot Spots on with 0 comments

At last judged adequately modern, Greece won the privilege of hosting the summer Olympic Games in 2004. Many analysts have pointed to the national More...

Ukraine and Russia: The Agency of War

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Nancy Ries posted in Hot Spots on with 0 comments

The war in Russia and Ukraine is as much a war of consciousness and ideologies as it is a war of militias with guns, tanks, and Buk missile launchers. More...

Ebola in Perspective

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Mary Moran and Daniel Hoffman posted in Hot Spots on with 0 comments

Since early 2014, the international coverage of Africa has been dominated by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Much of that coverage represents the More...

The Wheel of Crisis in Thailand

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Felicity Aulino, Eli Elinoff, Claudio Sopranzetti and Ben Tausig posted in Hot Spots on with 0 comments

For decades, Thailand has been entangled in a cycle of political turmoil that oscillates between elections, street protests, and coups both military More...

Protesting Democracy in Brazil

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Alexander S. Dent and Rosana Pinheiro-Machado posted in Hot Spots on with 0 comments

What exactly happened in Brazil during June and July, 2013? What started as a protest over an increase in bus fares grew into something much larger, More...

Mali, March 2012

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Stephen Wooten posted in Hot Spots on with 3 comments

Folo Folo Kuma or A Prefatory Word Before the events of late March 2012, most people - even those who regularly follow global news - probably had More...

Self-Immolation as Protest in Tibet

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Carole McGranahanOpen author orcid page in new window and Ralph Litzinger posted in Hot Spots on with 1 comment

Tibet has no history of self-immolation as sacrifice, religious offering, or political protest. Yet, in the last year alone, roughly thirty-five More...