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Strife Feature – The Incapable ‘Lone Ranger:’ Understanding Inequality and the Role of Interdependent Factors in the Onset of Violent Conflict

July 25, 2018

By Zach Beecher   Central to understanding the outbreak of violent conflict is the question of what propels the first combatant to pull the trigger and propel the force of his or her voice through the barrel of a gun.  Recent literature aims to understand the role of horizontal and vertical inequality in the initiation of … Continue reading “Strife Feature – The Incapable ‘Lone Ranger:’ Understanding Inequality and the Role of Interdependent Factors in the Onset of Violent Conflict”


Strife Feature – Cautious waters in an Asian Century: Militarization in the South China Sea in 2017

April 6, 2017

By: Douglas Gray As stakeholders and policy makers work on predictions of the direction the Trump Administration’s foreign policy will take, uncertainty regarding Washington’s moves in the Asia-Pacific has mounted. Overtures from the new administration regarding a $54bn increase in the Pentagon’s military budget next year, a ten percent rise to ‘ensure America wins its … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Cautious waters in an Asian Century: Militarization in the South China Sea in 2017”


Strife Feature – Small but Mighty: The critical importance of Singapore in contemporary geo-politics

January 31, 2017

By: Cheng Lai Ki The small city-state of Singapore is today known for its progressive economic development, diverse ethnic cohesiveness or national governance strategies. When it’s independence begun on 9th August 1965, Singapore was tiny and underdeveloped. Making matters worse, it possessed no natural resources, limited national sustainability and a highly diverse population of recent … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Small but Mighty: The critical importance of Singapore in contemporary geo-politics”


Strife Feature – Trudeau’s First Year: The Fundamental Shifts in Canadian Foreign Policy

November 24, 2016

By: Marc-Olivier Cantin ‘We’re back!’ It was with this unequivocal assertion that, in his inaugural speech, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reclaimed Canada’s seat at the international table, hinting at the fundamental foreign policy overhauls he intended to implement. Indeed, a year has passed since Trudeau settled in Ottawa and it appears that the lines of fracture … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Trudeau’s First Year: The Fundamental Shifts in Canadian Foreign Policy”


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