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The G7 in a Modern Era: A Necessary Repurposing?

In this piece, Angus Lee traces the conception and early functions of the G7 and compares it to its modern existence. He argues that it still retains a unique position in international affairs and explores its advantages and the ways it can be better utilised. 

This June, Germany will host the 48th[1] G7 summit at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria. The […]

April 6th, 2022|Featured|0 Comments|
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    The blow of the axe and the echo of the forest: Re-visiting colonial foundational myths from a critical environmental perspective.

The blow of the axe and the echo of the forest: Re-visiting colonial foundational myths from a critical environmental perspective.

In this piece Camilo Arango Duque uses the case study of the Colombian region of Antioquia to explore how particular ideas of the human relationship with nature are constructed. He argues that revisiting the area’s indigenous past reveals a less adversarial association, and that appreciation of this and similar histories could have global significance for new environmental policies.

There are 34 hotspots […]

April 5th, 2022|Featured|0 Comments|
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    History as the consistent and determining driver of Russia’s strategy

History as the consistent and determining driver of Russia’s strategy

In this post, Sebastian Petric argues that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy and strategy is consistently driven by his understanding of recent European and Russian history. He explores how Putin’s views on this history have shaped his approach to regional geopolitical crises in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

With the end of the Cold War and the disintegration of […]

February 17th, 2022|Featured|0 Comments|

Language and Hegemony in Sri Lanka: Omissions as Ominous Signs?

In this post Stephanie Nicolle examines the histories of language in Sri Lanka and analyses the implications of the growing presence of Mandarin on public signage in the country. She explores the relationship between language and political power and provides a critique of how language omissions are symptomatic of projects that promote one language.
A signboard at the Attorney General’s (AG) […]

September 20th, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|