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Current History (2024) 123 (853): 187–193.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Kjetil Tronvoll Zanzibar, a self-governing state of Tanzania, may look like a tranquil tropical archipelago. But in the 60 years since a revolution overthrew a sultanate with origins in Oman, its politics have been turbulent. Revolutionary doctrines of socialism and one-party rule led to repression...
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Current History (2022) 121 (839): 350–355.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Daniele Cantini Universities played a central role in Egypt’s 2011 revolution and were heavily affected by the subsequent return to military rule. Egyptian universities have a long history as settings where young activists engage in political action. Today they are institutions with a changing role...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 78–80.
Published: 01 February 2022
... as a researcher. These moments anchor, and reveal the logic behind, what is perhaps the most dramatic dimension of her approach to the revolution and its long aftermath. Rather than take a position on the clotted debate over whether Fidel Castro became a Communist before or after the United States decided...
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Current History (2019) 118 (812): 343–348.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Ruhollah Khomeini Iranian revolution Islamism communists 343 Today it is hard to imagine the connection between the world that revolutionary impulse envisioned and the actuality it generated in the Islamic Republic. Reconsidering the Iranian Revolution, Forty Years Later BEHROOZ GHAMARI-TABRIZI...
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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
...Armine Ishkanian The revolution … ended the hopelessness, apathy, and indifference that had come to characterize the post-Soviet period. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Armine Ishkanian Armenia Nikol Pashinyan Serzh...
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Current History (2018) 117 (796): 69–72.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Katrin Hansing Afro-Cubans, who were once considered the backbone of the revolution, for the most part are being left out of the island's new opportunities … © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Katrin Hansing Cuba racism race...
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Current History (2018) 117 (795): 3–9.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of the University of California Rosamond Naylor food security famine hunger agriculture Green Revolution foreign aid population China India climate change malnutrition obesity Ending world hunger is a universal goal, yet progress and social awareness of the issue waxes and wanes...
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Current History (2017) 116 (794): 355–359.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Shahram Khosravi The sociopolitical transition can be observed best in the shift of the symbolic position of working-class men: from veneration in the first decade after the revolution to condemnation three decades later. © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents...
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Current History (2017) 116 (794): 363–365.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Marwan M. Kraidy Did the same pro-market economic policies that gave rise to the Arab Spring also doom the would-be revolutionaries by sapping their capacity for envisioning radical alternatives? Revolution without Revolutionaries: Making Sense of the Arab Spring , by Asef Bayat...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2017
... and the world. The Bolsheviks seized power in the belief that the revolution would spread to the more industri- ally developed parts of Europe, particularly Ger- many, which could then supply Russia with ad- vanced technology and management techniques. The October Revolution was not meant to separate Russia...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of the Russian Revolution appears at first glance to have been discarded on the trash heap of history. In the authoritarian Russia of President Vladimir Putin, the obscenely wealthy and corrupt oligarchs, the materialism and cynicism of ordinary citizens, the virulent expressions of chauvinistic national- ism...
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Current History (2017) 116 (792): 264–270.
Published: 01 October 2017
... the conflict are transforming the ongo- ing violence into something that seems normal, despite widespread criticism of the war. The Revolution of Dignity also known as the Maidan movement, after the central square in Kiev where the protests began overthrew Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014...
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Current History (2016) 115 (782): 220–225.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Rodrigo Duterte Benigno Aquino III Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Corazon Aquino Ferdinand Marcos Joseph Estrada People Power revolution democracy authoritarianism corruption crime vigilantes 220 Duterte appeals to those in Philippine society yearning for the reimposition of discipline...
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Current History (2016) 115 (782): 243–246.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Patricia M. Thornton The latest in a string of recent books on the Cultural Revolution focuses on the experience at the grassroots, where violent upheaval unexpectedly ended in the return of capitalism. The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962–1976 , by Frank Dikötter Bloomsbury...
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Current History (2016) 115 (780): 157–159.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Revolution climate change A lion, its body ornately patterned, strides across a striped field of saffron, white, and green the colors of the Indian flag. A closer look at the illustration shows the design in the lion s mechanical frame, intricate as henna paintings on the hands of an Indian bride...
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Current History (2016) 115 (778): 43–50.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Mexico Institutional Revolutionary Party PRI Dilma Rousseff Brazil Michelle Bachelet Chile Hugo Chávez Venezuela Evo Morales Bolivia Néstor Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Argentina Rafael Correa Ecuador Fidel Castro Cuba Committees Defense Revolution Colombia A dynamic...
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Current History (2015) 114 (776): 364–365.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Valentine M. Moghadam In her new book, Mona Eltahawy argues that a sexual revolution is needed in the region to overcome religious ideologies that oppress women's rights. Without progress toward gender equality, broader political reforms are bound to fail. Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle...
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Current History (2015) 114 (775): 305–310.
Published: 01 November 2015
... engineering genetically modified crops Africa South Asia small farmers Monsanto technology transfer Green Revolution Burkina Faso pesticides cotton 305 Genetically modified crops alone are not enough to assure that smallholder farmers will prosper, but they can help to improve...
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Current History (2015) 114 (774): 259–265.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of California Andrew Wilson Ukraine Kiev Maidan Donbas corruption oligarchs elections Crimea Orange Revolution Viktor Yanukovych Vladimir Putin 259 A new nation is arguably in the making. However, the economy has collapsed, and not enough has changed in the political system. . . . [I]t...