Either the Islamic Republic wishes to
remain in its fundamentalist cocoon and alienate more educated, westward-looking
young Iranians, as well as be regarded as a pariah by the international
community, or it wishes to join the modern world
After 1989, within two decades, the hitherto
‘dormant’ authoritarian, leader-worshipping, order-obsessed right-wing
mentality has gradually found its way to the surface. Its institutional shape
is precisely impossible to define.
Turkey's Alawites do
not face the same threats as the people of Syria and Iraq. Despite the porous
nature of Turkey's southern border, it is not about to collapse. But the
Alawites of Hatay feel vulnerable.
markets are subject to European regulation, if redistribution is increasingly
coming under threat, and if the inhabitants of Catalonia prefer a different
combination of public services, why should it have to share the same state structures
The most watched drama on the BBC for 20
years,The Fall, is about a serial
killer in Belfast who murders and 'poses' his women victims in the nude. Is the violence gratuitous, or does it
capture the current post-conflict mood and mindset of Belfast?
crisis of masculinity in El Salvador is directly tackled, no effort on behalf
of women’s organizations will be able to reduce the levels of violence against
women that take place in the country.
Some of the biggest corrupt
operations are run by governments themselves, and watchdog bodies often lack
sufficient power to challenge entrenched problems. There’s another powerful
approach: popular action, as documented in Shaazka Beyerle’s new book Curtailing
movement could benefit from encouraging splits within the seemingly unified
voice of the elite, bound to have its internal conflicts. Then there
are new challenges and new nonviolent opportunities, planned and unplanned.
In Liberia 75% of those who have been infected or killed from Ebola are
women. Last month, a rapid
assessment and gender analysis of the outbreak concluded that a gendered
perspective on prevention, care, and post admission care is imperative.