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port facility in Gwadar, Pakistan, a terminal of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC). Photo credit: Anjum Naveed/AP
May 31, 2018

Over the past couple of years, BRI-linked corridor projects—for example, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan...

Roman coin bearing name and likeness of Clodius Pulcher
May 29, 2018

What can Clodius and the Gracchi brothers teach as about populism in the 21st century? One thing, perhaps. Contrary to what is...

Mazawattee Tea advertisement, circa 1890. "...the biggest Tea Duty Cheque on Record..."
May 24, 2018

Throughout the middle decades of the nineteenth-century, tea producers and retailers bombarded consumers with stories [and]...

screenshot of Wakanda skyline from the film 'Black Panther' (2018) -- Marvel/Walt Disney Studio
May 22, 2018

[A]ctivists around the world are appropriating and remixing popular culture to fuel their social movements. […] In numerous ways,...

pro-Beijing protestors wave Hong Kong and PRC flags
May 15, 2018

Beijing has retreated from its previously tolerant attitude towards Hong Kong’s dissenting voices. At the same time, local...

burkini-clad woman surrounded by police on beach in France in 2016
May 8, 2018

[I]n contexts of intense ethical collision, respect-based toleration may help to establish non-hostile social conditions that allow...

Indian voters at 2014 rally wear masks of the face of Narendra Modi
May 1, 2018

The legitimating imprimatur of democracy should be based on something more objective than the language of self-identification—that...

banknote, 100 Hong Kong Dollars
April 24, 2018

[T]he idea of freedom in supposedly "postcolonial" Hong Kong is still very much colonial and objectified—it is often talked about...

installation by French artist JR peers over the U.S.-Mexico border at Tecate, California
April 17, 2018

South Asian strategic thinkers have always sidelined and trampled any attempt to change the traditional contours of security...

Russian billboard showing presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: "Let's Make the World Great Again - Together!"
April 10, 2018

Emerging new political movements in Europe and elsewhere are difficult to classify and they seem to be unified only by their...

Choi Hung public housing estate, Hong Kong
April 3, 2018

[H]omeownership in Hong Kong between the 1960s and 1990s had the political effect of channeling people's free conduct along a...

carved wooden panel depicting scene of the Mahabharata
March 27, 2018

There is hardly any dispute that the Mahabharata places a high premium on the concept of non-violence. However, recent...

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