Edward Kolla, associate professor of history at Georgetown University in Qatar, explains how the true history of national self-determination, as well as the controversy it can engender, stretches back to the French Revolution.
Dr Joel Campbell of Troy University, Pacific Region, reflects on how the socio-political ideas of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica have gained greater depth and understanding of the world over the years.
Kenneth Houston and Jason Briggs offer insight into their analysis of the domestic pressures of populist electoral politics in the United Kingdom and the United States, and the relationships of both states with the international community.
Dr Mayumi Yamada discusses displaced populations within Asia in terms of their status within international law, questioning who can protect the stateless beyond national boundaries.
Dr Azeez Olaniyan discusses the use of women and girls for suicide bombings by the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria, examining how girls are sourced for these deadly missions as well as Boko Haram’s motivations for pursuing this “feminization of terror”.
How has the way the Falkland Islanders see themselves and interact with the rest of the world evolved after, and as a result of, the 1982 war? Dr Andrea Bellot examines how islanders have experienced a transition from a small and isolated community to a more connected society.
One hundred years on, how are we commemorating the First World War? An examination of the political, economical and social implications of the 1914-1918 conflict.