Iranian protesters strike on the coronary heart of the regime’s revolutionary legitimacy

By Suzanne Maloney Protests erupted in additional than 100 Iranian cities over the weekend, sparked by the federal government’s determination to triple gasoline costs in a bid to fill a price range deficit. Demonstrators blocked site visitors on main highways, burned posters of Iranian leaders in effigy, and attacked banks, Continue Reading

Chileans discovered the fitting classes after the Pinochet period

By Richard E Feinberg In 1973, amid mounting social tensions, property seizures by Marxist-led events, strikes by conservative transportation unions, and big road demonstrations by each the political proper and left, Chilean politicians failed to succeed in throughout the aisle to stabilize democratic establishments. The armed forces intervened; the then-President Continue Reading

Algerians have been protesting for months. What’s modified?

By Sharan Grewal Seven months after overthrowing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algerians are nonetheless within the streets. Mass protests have continued each Friday since Bouteflika’s ouster in April, urging authorities to not simply reshuffle the management however provoke an entire change of the political system. Most students and observers agree that continued protests after the Continue Reading

The testing floor: China’s rising affect in Southeast Asia and regional responses

By Jonathan Stromseth Government Abstract This paper examines China’s international coverage towards Southeast Asia within the context of its neighborhood diplomacy extra broadly. It describes how China is navigating between the competing imperatives of pulling the area nearer to it economically by way of the Belt and Street Initiative (BRI), Continue Reading