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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 285–287.
Published: 01 October 2019
... © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Ukraine drugs HIV/AIDS public health civil war We speak of the deserving poor as peo-ple who, through no fault of their own, have fallen on hard times and merit as- sistance to help them climb...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 229–234.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Gaik Cheng Khoo There is a danger that internal power struggles may cause distractions and derail the project of reformation. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Malaysia politics civil society corruption ethnicity Mahathir...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 241–243.
Published: 01 September 2019
... gay rights civil society China Hong Kong PERSPECTIVE Gay Marriage in Taiwan and The Struggle for Recognition HOWARD CHIANG 241 On May 17, 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia (and the twenty-ninth in the world) to legalize same-sex marriage. This milestone offers an occasion to...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 244–246.
Published: 01 September 2019
... © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Japan population civil society The Japanese term ikigai has become some-thing of a buzzword in the growing cultur-al lexicon for living a full and meaningful life. While its simple translation as...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 209–214.
Published: 01 September 2019
... China governance surveillance law corruption civil liberties Internet Xi Jinping communism 209 Social credit redirects the power of data away from markets and strengthens the state s ability to comprehensively control behavior. China s Social Credit System: Data-Driven Governance for a...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Heredia Democratic Republic Congo Félix Tshisekedi Joseph Kabila Mobutu Sese Seko democracy elections corruption human rights civil society water protest movements 175 The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 137–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Lanka China India civil war reconciliation transitional justice Tamils Buddhists Muslims Mahinda Rajapaksa democracy constitution debt trap 137 Sri Lanka s ethnoreligious divisions are bound to continue as long as the likes of Rajapaksa dominate the island s political scene. Sri...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 331–337.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Ghosn Syria civil war refugees sanctions drought Bashar al-Assad reconstruction reconciliation Turkey Lebanon Russia Iran Arab Spring 331 When the guns finally fall silent, the road to recovery in Syria will be long, bumpy, and treacherous. Post-conflict reconstruction, reparations...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 264–270.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Serhiy Kudelia The increasing vibrancy of civil society had become a serious political threat to the authorities. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Serhiy Kudelia Ukraine Euromaidan Revolution Russia Crimea eastern Ukraine...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Sargsyan Velvet Revolution protests democracy elections corruption civil society activism Russia diaspora 271 The revolution . . . ended the hopelessness, apathy, and indifference that had come to characterize the post-Soviet period. Armenia s Unfinished Revolution ARMINE ISHKANIAN When...
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Current History (2017) 116 (794): 363–365.
Published: 01 December 2017
... . Stanford University Press , 2017 . © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California Marwan Kraidy book review Asef Bayat Revolution without Revolutionaries Arab Spring neoliberalism Tunisia Egypt uprisings civil society urban cities...
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Current History (2017) 116 (793): 297–302.
Published: 01 November 2017
... University of California Jennifer Delton liberal international order democracy Cold War civil rights United States Donald Trump liberalism New Deal Democratic Party Republican Party Harry Truman Dwight Eisenhower Ronald Reagan 297 What was remarkable about the era of liberal...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 264–270.
Published: 01 October 2017
... a recognized border between Russia and Ukraine. At this point in time, however, there is no end to the conflict in sight. A deeper understanding of Ukraine s scarred emotional geography will be necessary for any lasting peace. Greta Uehling Ukraine Donbas civil war Donetsk Luhansk Kiev...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2017
... conservatism. Its official teaching, laid out in 2000 in the Social Doctrine, emphasizes patriotism, close church-state rela- tions, and social conservatism. But it also contains a passage in which the church declares its readi- ness to engage in civil disobedience if the state should pass laws that...
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Current History (2017) 116 (791): 241–243.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Susanne Klien Civil society groups have helped meet social needs left unaddressed by the official response to the 2011 triple disaster. Their influence may be changing traditional patterns of rural neglect. © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of...
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Current History (2017) 116 (789): 130–135.
Published: 01 April 2017
... celebrated in the Sinhalese-majority south of the country, where it was hailed as the end of a civil war that had lasted for more than 25 years. Although the war ended with a crushing defeat for the LTTE (and with thou- sands of civilians killed in the final government offensive), in the years that followed...
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Current History (2017) 116 (788): 101–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Jennifer Fredette France terrorist attacks state emergency civil liberties religious freedom secularism Islam headscarves laicite Hollande Le Pen Macron Sarkozy 101 Underlying the debate on the state of emergency and terrorism are deep tensions over the place of religion in French...
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Current History (2017) 116 (787): 74–76.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of California Eduardo Posada-Carbó Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces Colombia FARC peace negotiations Juan Manuel Santos Álvaro Uribe civil conflict PERSPECTIVE Confronted with the simple choice between war and peace, the overwhelming majority of Colombians for decades have...
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Current History (2016) 115 (785): 337–342.
Published: 01 December 2016
... civil war Islamic State Barack Obama Russia Vladimir Putin Bashar al-Assad Turkey Libya Iraq Iran Middle East 337 The single most important external factor in the Syrian war s trajectory was the set of foreign policy beliefs Obama held well before the first shot was fired. The...
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Current History (2016) 115 (781): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Justin Pearce Angola's rulers are faced with the rise of a generation that does not accept the political logic of the war, whereby dissent equaled treason. © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016 The Regents of the University of California Justin Pearce Angola Cabinda civil...