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The Rise of Myanmar’s Methamphetamine

When the eyes of the world fall upon Myanmar, they see the Rohingya crisis occurring in the western part of the Southeast Asian country, but rarely do they look at another insidious situation occurring to the east. In the lawless Shan state in Easter...

The Rise of Myanmar’s Methamphetamine

When the eyes of the world fall upon Myanmar, they see the Rohingya crisis occurring in the western part of the Southeast Asian country, but rarely do they look at another insidious situation occurring to the east. In the lawless Shan state in Easter...

Netflix meets Nollywood

Nigeria’s film industry, nicknamed Nollywood, is flourishing as both a source of economic prosperity and an outlet for cultural creative curiosity. As many Nollywood films have increased in quality and global circulation, they have achieved an incr...

Netflix meets Nollywood

Nigeria’s film industry, nicknamed Nollywood, is flourishing as both a source of economic prosperity and an outlet for cultural creative curiosity. As many Nollywood films have increased in quality and global circulation, they have achieved an incr...

The Historical Roots of the Social Credit System

During the Cultural Revolution, Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping’s father, was purged by student militants following Mao’s call to “bombard the headquarters”.  Xi Zhongxun was a senior Communist Party official and was forced to flee to the countrysid...

The Historical Roots of the Social Credit System

During the Cultural Revolution, Xi Zhongxun, Xi Jinping’s father, was purged by student militants following Mao’s call to “bombard the headquarters”.  Xi Zhongxun was a senior Communist Party official and was forced to flee to the countrysid...

Syria: What Went Wrong

Inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, a group of Syrian demonstrators took to the streets of Deraa to protest against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, demanding the release of political dissidents. Seeking conciliation, ...

Syria: What Went Wrong

Inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, a group of Syrian demonstrators took to the streets of Deraa to protest against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, demanding the release of political dissidents. Seeking conciliation, ...

Zimbabwe’s New Weapon

This past January, Zimbabwe experienced another bout of political instability as rising fuel prices drove citizens to the streets to protest. Six months after the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the replacement after a military coup ousted ...

Zimbabwe’s New Weapon

This past January, Zimbabwe experienced another bout of political instability as rising fuel prices drove citizens to the streets to protest. Six months after the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the replacement after a military coup ousted ...