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New Article Spotlights, September-October 2013

Read on for some SEN articles that reflect on recent news reported on the blog over the past several weeks: Identity Politics, Reform and Protest in Jordan, Curtis R. Ryan, Volume 11, Issue 3, December 2011, pp. 564-578 This article … Continue reading

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SEN News on Sunday: October 6 – 13, 2013

The New York Times’ (12/10/13) Parag Khanna opines about the world of the future, where nation-states have become obsolete. The New York Times (09/10/13) also reports on the growing extremism in Kenya, in particular among the country’s “own neglected, disaffected … Continue reading

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SEN News on Sunday: September 8-15, 2013

Globe and Mail (12/09/13) reports that Québécois MP, Maria Mourani, has been kicked out of her Parti Québécois for denouncing the party’s Charter of Quebec Values as discriminatory.  The National Post (13/09/13) comments on the subject and on the Charter’s widespread … Continue reading

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Russian and Albanian Nationalisms at the End of the 19th and Start of the 20th Centuries

In today’s selection of past article we reflect on the difference a century makes to two of the nationalisms which cropped up in last week’s news: those of Russia and Albania.  The Relevance of Kohn’s Dichotomy to the Russian Nineteenth-Century … Continue reading

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SEN News on Sunday: July 20-28, 2013

Russia Beyond the Headlines (28/07/13) reports on Russia’s new 28-point strategy to deal with the country’s ethnic conflict, entitled  “Strategy of the State National Policy of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2025”. New York Times (23/07/13) analyzes … Continue reading

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SEN News on Sunday: July 7-14, 2013

Oman Tribune (13/7/12) reports on the fighting in South Sudan, which could spiral into “outright sectarian conflict”. The Diplomat (12/7/13) provides an insightful analysis on the causes of the recent spates of violence and protests by China’s ethnic Muslim population, … Continue reading

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Voices from the Field

In our latest instalment, Dr. Elizabeth Teague discusses challenging one’s preconceptions, reading Chekhov for preparatory work — and bringing along plenty of Scottish shortbread; in other words, how to adjust to life as an employee at a foreign embassy in Russia.  

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