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When you type “Xinjiang” into the search bar on Weibo, a Chinese social media site, the first posts to pop up include a short blurb praising the Xinjiang Free Trade Zone, travel vlogs from the region, and Uyghur cuisine recipes. Do the same on In...

Doomscrolling Towards Indoctrination

When you type “Xinjiang” into the search bar on Weibo, a Chinese social media site, the first posts to pop up include a short blurb praising the Xinjiang Free Trade Zone, travel vlogs from the region, and Uyghur cuisine recipes. Do the same on In...

While most of the world looked to Eastern Europe as the next frontier of democratic development in the late 20th century, a simultaneous—albeit far less renowned—promise of freedom was generating excitement across West Africa. In the decades foll...

Democracies Are Failing Democracy

While most of the world looked to Eastern Europe as the next frontier of democratic development in the late 20th century, a simultaneous—albeit far less renowned—promise of freedom was generating excitement across West Africa. In the decades foll...

At the crux of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a story of greatness and growth out of suffering and shame. From 1839 until 1949, China was subjected to defeat, intervention, and exploitation by foreign powers in what is known as the Century...

The Century of Humiliation and the Century After

At the crux of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a story of greatness and growth out of suffering and shame. From 1839 until 1949, China was subjected to defeat, intervention, and exploitation by foreign powers in what is known as the Century...

First Evergrande, and now Country Garden: Massive Chinese developers are beginning to buckle under the pressure of 7 billion square feet of unsold homes. In the last 40 years, the country’s robust real estate market has been lauded for propelling C...

Trees Growing to the Sky

First Evergrande, and now Country Garden: Massive Chinese developers are beginning to buckle under the pressure of 7 billion square feet of unsold homes. In the last 40 years, the country’s robust real estate market has been lauded for propelling C...

What’s the difference between a Marxist newspaper and a Brown student’s for-you page? This isn’t the beginning of a joke. Say that both challenge the status quo and both in the same way. Are they different at all? And if we agree that no govern...

We’re Not Good at Fighting the Man

What’s the difference between a Marxist newspaper and a Brown student’s for-you page? This isn’t the beginning of a joke. Say that both challenge the status quo and both in the same way. Are they different at all? And if we agree that no govern...

In the past few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have had the world’s biggest democracy under their thumb. The BJP’s main opposition, the Indian National Congress (INC), has performed poorly in recent elect...

Will the INDIA Coalition Be Modi’s Downfall?

In the past few years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have had the world’s biggest democracy under their thumb. The BJP’s main opposition, the Indian National Congress (INC), has performed poorly in recent elect...

After being elected president of the 19-year-old, centro-leftist political party Syriza, called the Progressive Alliance, in September, Stefanos Kasselakis became the subject of heated conversation in Greece. While the party historically represents s...

Leftism Dies in the Heart of Greece

After being elected president of the 19-year-old, centro-leftist political party Syriza, called the Progressive Alliance, in September, Stefanos Kasselakis became the subject of heated conversation in Greece. While the party historically represents s...

A wave of conservatism has pummeled Europe for the last decade. First, it swept Viktor Orbán to power in Hungary. Then, Greece and Italy got caught in the riptide. Spain buoyed itself with Alberto Núñez Feijóo. And alas, Mateusz Morawiecki surfed...

“Nie!”, Said the Poles!

A wave of conservatism has pummeled Europe for the last decade. First, it swept Viktor Orbán to power in Hungary. Then, Greece and Italy got caught in the riptide. Spain buoyed itself with Alberto Núñez Feijóo. And alas, Mateusz Morawiecki surfed...