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The Biden Administration and European Strategic Autonomy

In this post, Greg O’Meara examines the US policy toward European security and defence integration. He argues that this integration, and calls for ‘European strategic autonomy,’ are better understood as a response to American demands for greater European contributions to international security rather than intractable fractures in the Atlantic Alliance. 

 

In the lead up to the US election last November, […]

March 26th, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Religion and Feminism? A way to look at their relationship from an intersectional and postcolonial view

Religion and Feminism? A way to look at their relationship from an intersectional and postcolonial view

In this post, Jessica Albrecht explores the intersection between religion and feminism in a colonial context. Using the example of transnational encounters between Buddhist and theosophist women in 19th century Sri Lanka, she argues that religion and feminism need not be mutually exclusive.

 

Religion often seems like a relic of times past, especially when judged from a secular feminist or European […]

March 16th, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Review Essay | The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank

Review Essay | The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank

Given the alarming recent support for reactionary Right-wing populist politicians around the world, discussions of populism as a cultural-political phenomenon have become increasingly important. In this detailed review, Andrew Urie reviews Thomas Frank’s book The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism (2020), which provides an engaging history of American populism and its Left-wing potential.

 

Thomas Frank has long been one […]

March 10th, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|
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    An Old Frontier: What Cold War Women Can Tell Us About Global Health and Vaccine Diplomacy

An Old Frontier: What Cold War Women Can Tell Us About Global Health and Vaccine Diplomacy

In this post, Alex Penler explores the role of American diplomatic wives in historical U.S. global health and vaccine efforts. She argues that these initiatives are important manifestations of U.S. public diplomacy that can create strong ties between the United States and peoples around the world. 

 

Over the past few weeks, as pharmaceutical companies produce increasing numbers of COVID-19 vaccines, […]

March 3rd, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|