Noted scholar and SEN Journal contributor Dr. Khaled Fattah, left, recently answered questions on the fractious state of tribalism in Yemen. Dr. Fattah is a guest lecturer at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University in Sweden. He holds a PhD in international relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Dr. … [Read more…]
Dr. Khaled Fattah, left, recently answered questions from ASEN intern Sonia Morland on behalf of SEN Journal. Dr. Fattah is a guest lecturer at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University in Sweden. He holds a PhD in international relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is often quoted in … [Read more…]
by Sonia Morland China’s vice-president Xi Jinping declared in a speech in Tibet on 19th July that he would persist with the “fight against separatist activities”. Visiting Tibet to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Tibet’s communist takeover, Xi explained that he would ensure soldiers and law enforcement departments continued to crack down on separatists.
by Sonia Morland At the same time that South Sudan celebrated its independence on 9th July, clashes between Nuba rebels and government forces in Sudan’s South Kordofan were verging on alleged ethnic cleansing. A recent UN report has revealed that the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) may be guilty of war crimes in South Kordofan, one … [Read more…]
by Sonia Morland On 20th July 2011 Goran Hadzic, the last fugitive sought by the United Nations war crimes tribunal, was arrested by the Serbian authorities. Only two days later he was handed over to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), the court of law in The Hague established to deal with war … [Read more…]
by Tasha A. Byers Food insecurity – the unavailability and structural inaccessibility to adequate levels of food to the majority of any population — affects women, children, rural poor, and ethnic minorities in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It is a problem that concerns local food systems, but it … [Read more…]
The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) held its 21st annual conference on 5-7 April, 2011, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The theme of this year’s conference was on the role of ritual and performance in the (re)production of the nation. ASEN was delighted to host six keynote speakers: … [Read more…]
(Picture Property of Getty Images) Prime Minister David Cameron has started the ball rolling on a new debate on the relationship between multiculturalism and political extremism. His criticism of “state multiculturalism” on February 5 triggered a round of fresh discussion about multiculturalism — perhaps more precisely, pragmatic multiculturalism — that promises a move away from … [Read more…]