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Darren Byler

May 15 2022

Darren Byler is an Assistant Professor at the School for International Studies at the Simon Fraser University. His teaching and research examine the dispossession of stateless populations through forms of contemporary capitalism and colonialism in China, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.

The urge to do more to help Ukraine is running up against concerns over nuclear escalation with Russia.

 March 11, 2022, 11:12 AM

By Emma Ashford, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security,

and Matthew Kroenig, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Tuong Vu

Tuong Vu is director of Asian Studies and professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon, and has held visiting appointments at Princeton University and National University of Singapore as well as taught at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Vu’s research and teaching concern the comparative politics of state formation, development, nationalism, and revolutions, with a particular focus on East Asia....

Jan 31 2022 •

Kai Michael Kenkel is an associate professor in the Institute of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio) and an associated researcher at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. He holds degrees from The Johns Hopkins University and what is now the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

March 5 2022, 2:31 p.m.

 “Ukraine is not just a neighboring country for us,” declared Russian President Vladimir Putin last week. “It is an inalienable part of our own history, culture, and spiritual space.” This conception of Ukrainian history forms the bedrock of Putin’s justification for invading the former Soviet republic, independent since 1991.

D. A. P. Sharma

Professor, Delhi College of Arts & Commerce

University of Delhi, India

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Q: How do you assess the roots of the protests in Kazakhstan?

Answer: To understand its roots, let's first know briefly about the deadly anti-establishment protest that led to the huge loss of Kazakh human lives and properties. Indeed, the beginning of the New Year 2022 was terrifying for Kazakhstan with far-reaching consequences. On January 2, this year, the protest erupted in the petroleum-rich Zhanaozen town in the South-Western Kazakh province of Mangystau against the steep price hike of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

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