This paper discusses the status of Kurdish aspirations for independence and nationhood in the wake of the recent US withdrawal from Iraq. It also outlines historical efforts to form an independent Kurdish state, and examines the various options available to the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, as well as the potential ramifications of any […]
This paper outlines the history of three Eurasian regional security institutions – The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). It then examines the emergence of a new strategy of institutional balancing by Russia and China, and discusses their efforts to forge more meaningful strategic […]
This paper discusses the Urban Land Committees in Venezuela, their history, current status, and potential to serve as a poverty-reducing institution. It also considers the participatory budgeting structure in Porto Alegre, Brazil as a potentially beneficial addition to the Urban Land Committee structure, allowing them to transform from tools to gain collective ownership of land […]
This paper gives a briefing on the situation in post-conflict Nepal and outlines the potential strategies the government can use to transition the nation into peace. Historical and theoretical models of transitional justice are examined and weighed against the political and cultural environment in contemporary Nepal.
Nepal is at a pivotal moment in its history. […]