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Greece is Burning


James Faubion, 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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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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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


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


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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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


Carole McGranahan 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...