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    The Trump administration’s labelling of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group highlights the United States’ unfamiliarity with Iranian politics and society

The Trump administration’s labelling of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group highlights the United States’ unfamiliarity with Iranian politics and society

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In late April, the Trump administration announced it would be designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. Younes Mahmoudieh argues that the designation highlights the United States’ unfamiliarity with Iranian politics and society; while it has been criticized by Western governments and commentators the IRGC is a source of ideological and national pride for the […]

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    New US airstrikes obscure a dramatic development in the Afghan drugs industry – the proliferation of low cost methamphetamine 

New US airstrikes obscure a dramatic development in the Afghan drugs industry – the proliferation of low cost methamphetamine 

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Earlier this month US and Afghan forces bombed 68 drugs labs in South-western Afghanistan, claiming that they caused the Taliban losses of over $1 million per day. David Mansfield and Alexander Soderholm write that not only have the effects of these strikes been exaggerated, their promotion obscures a new reality on the ground: a dramatic growth in the methamphetamine […]

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    The US shows the unequal world we are heading for – and we don’t seem to care

The US shows the unequal world we are heading for – and we don’t seem to care

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Income inequality is on the rise, a fact which many academics and commentators suggest is an important part of the election of populist figures like Donald Trump. And yet, studies show that people are actually becoming less concerned about inequality as it increases. In new research, Jonathan Mijs describes how inequality has reshaped the social landscape and how, as […]

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    Book Review: Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny by Sarah Banet-Weiser

Book Review: Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny by Sarah Banet-Weiser

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In Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny, Sarah Banet-Weiser engages with popular feminism through the lens of ambivalence, charting both the relatively recent rise of feminism in the public eye, but also exploring the proliferation of its obverse, the force of popular misogyny. Showing how contemporary feminism’s commitment to popularity – defined as an over-reliance on individual striving and a commitment to […]

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    Book Review: How to Save a Constitutional Democracy by Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq

Book Review: How to Save a Constitutional Democracy by Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq

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In How to Save a Constitutional Democracy, Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Z. Huq focus on the structural forces that can break democratic societies and the role the constitutional system plays in democratic failure as well as its prevention. The book’s clear and engaging approach makes it a valuable contribution to scholarship on democracy and authoritarianism, recommends Lorenzo Canepari.

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    Charting the rise and fall of North American leadership in global science: Insights from the population of Nobel Laureates.

Charting the rise and fall of North American leadership in global science: Insights from the population of Nobel Laureates.

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For the majority of the last century North America has been at the epicentre of global scientific research. However, through the course of the 21st century other countries have begun to close this gap in a number of ways, notably China is now the global leader in published research and is on course to overtake the US in […]

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    Primary Primers: Why California is set to matter even more in the 2020 election

Primary Primers: Why California is set to matter even more in the 2020 election

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The Golden State is the most populated in the US, has the largest GDP, and importantly, is likely to have the most primary delegates in the 2020 Democratic nomination contest. Peter Finn and Robert Ledger write that by moving its presidential primary from June to March, the Democratic-dominated state is now poised to play a significant role in determining […]

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    The GOP’s “supply-side” abortion bans won’t work and will have dire consequences for women’s health

The GOP’s “supply-side” abortion bans won’t work and will have dire consequences for women’s health

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Lawmakers in many conservative-states have recently passed a tranche of far-reaching bills aimed at restricting abortion. Alex Keena argues that such “supply-side” measures to prevent abortion are unlikely to be effective, as they will do little to reduce the number of women who get abortions. Instead of being able to access abortion in their home states, he writes, women […]

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    Black students’ choices are at least as important as colleges’ policies in reducing the black-white degree gap

Black students’ choices are at least as important as colleges’ policies in reducing the black-white degree gap

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Despite policies to counter the legacy of discrimination, such as affirmative action, black students are still far less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree compared to whites. In new research Christina Ciocca Eller and Thomas A. DiPrete find that black students are actually more willing to enter-four year colleges than whites, and that their own actions do at least […]

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    The United States has actually been moving backward on integrating its workplaces

The United States has actually been moving backward on integrating its workplaces

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Despite progress in the 1960s and 1970s, the desegregation of US employment has largely ground to a halt. In new research, John-Paul Ferguson finds that, in addition, individual workplaces have actually become more segregated over the past three decades. They comment that until now, workplace segregation has been little-studied; their results show that society has made less progress in […]

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