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To the Beat of its Own Drum: On Internal Logic of Events in Tunisia

... corruption cases are seen as an instrument of settling scores within the political elites, while the Ennahda Party, having recovered from the initial shock, mobilizes its supporters to defend the “values of the revolution.” This could lead to fresh protests and a gradual increase in political violence. If events unfold in this way, attempts will likely be made to repeat the successful experience of the National Dialogue, although it is far from clear how prepared the main actors will be amid these ...


The Liberal Project and Its Relevance for Armenia

Like Asgard, Armenia is not a place, it is a people The relatively recent (2017) Hollywood blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok has a memorable scene of the heavenly kingdom of Asgard collapsing. A happenstance witness to and participant in Ragnarok , the last battle between the good and the evil, King of Asgard and God Thor, finds himself unable to avert this disaster. Suddenly, when everything seems hopelessly lost, he has a revelation: “Asgard’s not a place, it’s a people.” And he sets about evacuating...


Determining Factors of Election Protests in the Post-Soviet Space

There seem to be two key factors—whether the main contender was previously part of power structures and how loyal security forces are to the incumbent’s administration In the second half of 2020, within a time span of two months, post-election protests occurred in two former Soviet countries. In Kyrgyzstan, the protests after the October parliamentary elections led to a swift and complete replacement of people at the very top of the decision-making structure, without attracting much international ...


Perestroika Belarusian-Style: The Logic of the Systemic Crisis

The Crisis in Belarus is Much More than “Just” a Colour Revolution The massive street protests that have taken place in Belarus recently are only the tip of the iceberg of what we can expect to see in the coming months and years. Although, of course, the situation in the country bears little resemblance to the endless crises in Belgium ...


The Changing and Unchanged Face of American Racism

... other purposes, forms with white-sounding names received 50 percent more call-backs than those with black-sounding names. “Repressive” Racism Andrey Kortunov: Trump 2.0: End of the Old Era, but Not the Beginning of a New One African American protests provoked by deliberate or accidental killings of black people by law enforcement cannot be understood unless we grasp the overall “presumption of guilt” concerning black Americans that reigns in the United States. For instance, the police ...


The Catalyst of Racism to Oust President Trump

Floyd’s tragic death will become an opportunistic chaotic catalyst for Joe Biden and the Democrats to point to President Trump as the racist in the White House The Democrats and their supporters in the news media have been relentless in their attempts to prevent President Donald Trump from being re-elected to a second term in what one could describe as a coup d’etat to overthrow the president in the Russian collusion rouse. The President’s handling of the coronavirus and a hopeful faltering economy...


Fears over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act are unfounded

... society activists, retired government servants and students to CAA makes little sense to those who have no political axe to grind, no ideological bias, are capable of thinking on their own about the reasons for the amendment and do not believe that protests through open letters to the government are free of political party preferences. Historical concerns The status and condition of religious minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan is well known. The number of Hindus and Sikhs in these ...


Global Implications of India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019

... founding fathers rejected more than 70 years ago. The introduction of religion-specific parameters for granting of citizenship was attempted by some members of the Constituent Assembly and entirely rejected by the majority. The genesis of the anti CAA protests At the domestic level, the spiralling protests against the CAA coupled with proposed NRC in throughout the nation simply refuse to bow down due to various reasons. Anti-CAA protests that began with students' protests have now truly acquired a ...


Unrest in Iraq: Continuation of the Arab Spring or a New Political Reality?

In the case of Iraq, we are talking about the crisis of an entirely new political system — one that is barely 15 years old Mass protests broke out in Baghdad on October 1, 2019, and continued all month long. The demonstrations spanned a large part of the country and have still not fully subsided. During that time, the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior reported 100 people dead and ...


How Trump is Changing Iran from the Inside

... States announced its withdrawal from the nuclear deal. We can thus surmise that Trump’s decision with regard to Iran does not so much create new problems as it does exacerbate existing ones. The Iranian Protest The most recent currency spike led to protests in Tehran and several other cities around the country. The demonstrations were localized and did not snowball into serious clashes, although several sources reported a number of detentions. Major incidents of civil unrest in Iran took place in ...


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