How independent international courts can challenge the dismantling of democracy

June 3, 2021

In the past, authoritarian regimes presented themselves as an alternative to democracy. Today they mimic democracy, allowing their constituents to believe they are a part […]

In The Media

US sees genocides against Uyghurs and Armenians but consistency elusive

April 28, 2021

Ernesto Verdeja, associate professor of political science and peace studies, analyzes the United States Government’s recent declarations of genocide against the Uyghurs in China and […]

Handwashing without WASH and lockdowns without toilets: critical contradictions amid COVID-19

March 22, 2021

When COVID-19 became a global pandemic, frequent handwashing, lockdowns, and social distancing were quickly prescribed to control spread and limit new infections. Among these measures, […]

Their deaths shame us all: neoliberalism, COVID-19, and the banality of evil

March 16, 2021

In late March 2020, as the potential scale of the COVID-19 epidemic became clear, a televised conversation unfolded between Fox News host Tucker Carlson and […]

The image and failure of white feminism

March 9, 2021

When you work as a writer in various media, you learn to develop your content with a visual element in mind: you hire an illustrator […]

Development, dispossession and authoritarian reversal in Southeast Asia

March 1, 2021

The February 1 military coup in Myanmar is only the latest in a series of authoritarian reversals across the region. It follows a controversial declaration […]