Reignited Armed Conflict Between Armenia and Azerbaijan: Could Violence Spread?.

On 27 September 2020;  military forces from Azerbaijan moved into six villages held by Armenian forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh area.  The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pachinian in a television broadcast warned that the two countries were “on the edge of war
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Rania Abouzeid. No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria.

(London: Oneworld Publications, 2018). No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria is a moving book by the Lebanese journalist Rania Abouzlid. As an Arabic speaker;  she was able to move in Syrian society  to interview a range of Syrians
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Mehran Kamrava. Troubled Waters. Insecurity in the Persian Gulf.

(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018) The 14 September 2019;  drone attacks on oil installations in eastern Saudi Arabia have dimmed hope for U.S. – Iranian discussions aimed to reduce tensions;  and potentially end the armed conflict in Yemen. Tensions have increased; 
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Covid-19. NGO Transformations amid Uncertainty.

by Rene Wadlow. World wide; the Covid-19 pandemic has caught both governments and non-governmental organizations (NGO); unprepared for the scope and complexity of the challenges. The lockdowns have had strong economic consequences; as well as social consequences; including; the rapid rise of
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Sri Lanka: Sectarian Violence and the Higher Self by Rene Wadlow

On 14 and 15 May 2019, revenge violence; broke out in a number of towns in Sri Lanka against Muslim shopkeepers by Christians; motivated by the Easter Sunday attacks on three Christian churches, two Roman Catholic and one Protestant.  The Easter church attacks
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