Should the US have stayed in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
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Should the US have stayed in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Within his first week in office, President Trump announced that he would not continue with the Obama-led Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Under the TPP, the economies of the 12 Pacific rim states, which encompass 40% of global GDP would create the largest FTA in history. Many expected Trump’s announcement to […]

What is the solution to the Catalan crisis – ethno-federalism?
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What is the solution to the Catalan crisis – ethno-federalism?

The Catalan crisis is the worst constitutional crisis that Spain has witnessed since democracy was restored in 1978. Following the unilateral Catalonian declaration of Independence and the establishment of direct rule in the region by Madrid, there are a few options for Spain’s relationship with Catalonia. These include stronger centralization […]

Structural Forms of Violence Against Christians in India
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Structural Forms of Violence Against Christians in India

  As opposed to direct forms of violence which include beatings, murder, and threats where the identity of the perpetrator of the violence is identifiable, structural violence arises largely from unequal structures that limit an individual from achieving their potential.  Johan Galtung, who is accredited with coining the term says […]

Anti-conversion laws: rethinking violence against Christians in India
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Anti-conversion laws: rethinking violence against Christians in India

On 12 August, the Jharkhand state assembly passed the Religious Freedom Bill 2017 (also known as the Jharkhand Dharma Swatantra Adhiniyam).  The Bill now awaits the approval of the Jharkhand governor and subsequently, the President of India for assent. If it does, Jharkhand will join Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat […]