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Strife Feature – Imagining War in Film: The Algerian War in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Winds of the Aures

June 30, 2017

By Uygar Baspehlivan Cinema – with its potential for access, emotional resonance, and for creating visually-charged meaning – has been significant in the construction and dissemination of cultural ideas and identities and for the molding of specific, nationalized narratives of historical events in the last century. During the presidencies of Charles de Gaulle in France … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Imagining War in Film: The Algerian War in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Winds of the Aures”


Political Deadlock in the Democratic Republic of Congo

June 26, 2017

By Dimitrios Michail Perdikoulis On 17 May 2017, over 4000 inmates escaped from Makala prison in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while 70 convicts fled from another prison in south-western DRC a few days later. In the preceding months, the European Union (EU) and the United States (USA) have imposed targeted … Continue reading “Political Deadlock in the Democratic Republic of Congo”


Military Exercises And The Necessity Of Practice

June 22, 2017

By Davis Florick As the North Korean crisis mounts, the utility of the joint military exercises in the region involving South Korea and the United States (US) has come under increasing scrutiny. Beijing has gone so far as to propose that Pyongyang could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a moratorium on … Continue reading “Military Exercises And The Necessity Of Practice”


Strife Feature – Nationalism and Lessons from Russia

June 8, 2017

By Christopher Morton In 2008 Russia invaded South Ossetia and in 2014 Russia invaded Crimea – both secessionist provinces of Georgia and Ukraine respectively. On the one hand, these interventions can be viewed as a justified defense of the rights of minority populations in these provinces. On the other hand, both interventions were deemed to … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Nationalism and Lessons from Russia”


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