When issues of personal vice come onto the American political scene, they persistently stay on the agenda. What are the odds that an issue like drug usage could suddenly lurch onto the national agenda under President Donald Trump’s administration? The ingredients and political dynamics are currently present for drug policy to become a big issue in the United States.
How the partial colonisation of Afghanistan and its ‘frontier status’ has generated discourses of state failure, and how this has led to the construal of Afghanistan as a zone of exception and of permanent crisis. Read more
How to understand complex inequalities and power changes in diverse societies? Intersectionality is the answer. Read more
The media should be studied not only as a tool of political or commercial groups, but also as a reflection of national values, myths, and stereotypes. Andrei P. Tsygankov considers perceptions of Russia as a neo-Soviet autocracy. Read more
In light of recent US foreign policy shifts, Dr. Trevor Rubenzer asks 'how are ethnic identity groups using social media platforms to mobilize and socialize members'? Read more