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September 23, 2022

Indian Muslim minorities suffer persecution from revived Hindu populism and nationalism

Amit Singh The hegemonic rise of Hindu nationalism and Hindu populism in India has trapped Indian Muslim minorities. The secular Indian state appears to be developing into a Hindu authoritarian state, and one where violence against Muslims is normalised, argues Amit Singh Read more
September 2, 2022

♟️ Political purges and their importance for dictators

Austin Scott Matthews Political purges are dramatic, yet common, events in dictatorships, sometimes bloody and highly consequential. By dissecting the sequence of decisions behind these events, Austin S. Matthews shows that the way a dictator goes about a purge can determine outcomes like regime survival and risk of a coup Read more
July 19, 2022

Using Wikipedia for conflict forecasting

Christian Oswald Regularly updated data sources with global coverage are essential for (near) real-time forecasting. Christian Oswald and Daniel Ohrenhofer introduce Wikipedia as a new data source for conflict forecasting due to its ability to capture the salience and controversy of a topic Read more
October 20, 2021

🌊 Civil society organisations under pressure in the world’s biggest democracy

Soumi Banerjee Soumi Banerjee and Rishi Jha argue that the rising wave of illiberalism is causing a shift in state-civil society relationships around the world. In contemporary India, the government often targets NGOs, resulting in the partial or complete seizure of operations Read more
October 15, 2021

Rome under assault: Italian fascism rears its ugly head

Martin Bull Protests have broken out in Rome against the extension of Italy’s Covid Green Pass to the workplace. They quickly deteriorated into violence and assault, exploited by the fascist group Forza Nuova. This, argues Martin Bull, has reignited the debate about Italy’s fascist heritage, and led to calls on Prime Minister Draghi to dissolve the group Read more
April 19, 2021

Brexit’s collateral damage: peace in Northern Ireland

Feargal Cochrane Twenty-three years after the Good Friday Agreement, the political atmosphere in Northern Ireland has reached boiling point. The underlying cause of recent unrest, writes Feargal Cochrane, is Brexit and its particular ramifications for Northern Ireland Read more
November 17, 2020

Belarus is in an unprecedented political crisis with no resolution in sight

Hanna Vasilevich In August 2020, following a hotly disputed presidential election, Aliaksandr Lukashenko was declared President of Belarus. Since then, the country has experienced relentless street protests against electoral fraud, writes Hanna Vasilevich Read more
November 2, 2020

Social media may be the cure for ailing democracies: Nigeria’s #EndSARS revolution

Omogbolahan Bello In Nigeria, nationwide protests have erupted from the Twitter hashtag #EndSARS, created to oppose the abuse of police power. Omogbolahan Bello argues that the implications of this movement show how social media may be a tool for democratic reform Read more

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