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Security in Context Media Roundup: January 2024

Security in Context Media Roundup: December 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: November 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: October 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: September 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: August 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 14 - July 28, 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 30 - July 14, 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 16 - June 30, 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 2 - June 19, 2023

The Conflict in Sudan

The Human Consequences of Economic Sanctions: A Conversation with Francisco Rodríguez

Security in Context Media Roundup: May 19 - June 5, 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: May 5 - May 19, 2023

The Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Turkish 2023 Presidential Election Heads for a Run Off: Analysis and Implications

SiC Podcast Episode 4: Palestine: Solidarity and Struggle

Security in Context Media Roundup: April 21 - May 5, 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: April 7 - April 21, 2023

Security In Context Media Roundup: March 24 - April 7, 2023

Security In Context Media Roundup: March 10 - March 24, 2023

EVENT: March 29, 2023 - Women, Life, Freedom: Whither Iran?

Please join Security in Context along with the OU Center for Peace and Development and the OU Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies for, "Women, Life, Freedom: Whither Iran?" a talk with Sohrab Behdad, Professor of Economics at Denison University.

Transcript: Zapatista Stories for Dreaming An-Other World: A Conversation with Margaret Cerullo

Anita Fuentes interviews professor Margaret Cerullo, a professor of Sociology and Feminist Studies at Hampshire College and a member of the Lightning Collective, which put together the book “Zapatista Stories for Dreaming An-Other World by Subcomandante Marcos.”

Security in Context Media Roundup: February 24 - March 10, 2023

This is a roundup of news articles, reports, and other materials focusing on (in)security issues and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of Security in Context. The goal is to shed light on knowledge production on security-related issues of public interest from critical perspectives and from global south readings by highlighting media from four particular regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and developing Asia.

Security in Context Media Roundup: February 10 - February 24, 2023

Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

IN-PERSON EVENT: March 7, 2023 - War With China: How Likely? What's Forcing It? Can It Be Prevented?

WAR WITH CHINA: How Likely? What's Forcing It? Can It Be Prevented?

Security in Context Media Roundup: January 27 - February 10, 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: January 27 - February 10, 2023. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: January 13 - January 27, 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: January 13 - January 27, 2023. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

EVENT: April 3, 2023 - #YemenCan'tWait: Civil Actors and Justice Work in Yemen

Please join Security in Context with the OU Center for Middle East Studies and the OU Center for Peace and Development for, "#YemenCan'tWait: Civil Actors and Justice Work in Yemen," a talk with Stacey Philbrick Yadav.

Security in Context 2023 Events Lineup!

This year, we offer an exciting lineup of online webinars, in person conferences, guest lectures, online panels, and more. Here are some of the events we have in store for 2023. This page will be updated as more events are added. As always, please check the Events section of the website for more details on each event.

EVENT: March 7, 2023 - The Quasi-Inflation of 2021-2022: A Case of Bad Analysis and Worse Policies

The Quasi-Inflation of 2021-2022: A Case of Bad Analysis and Worse Policies is a talk with Dr. James Galbraith from the University of Texas, Austin.

Security in Context Media Roundup: December 30, 2022 - January 13, 2023

Security in Context Media Roundup: December 30, 2022 - January 13, 2023. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Podcast Episode 6: Two Years of Security in Context

What has Security in Context achieved in the past two years? And what does the future hold for the project?

February 1: Book Launch & Discussion: Kevin Funk's Rooted Globalism: Arab–Latin American Business Elites and the Politics of Global Imaginaries

An upcoming discussion of Kevin Funk's October 2022 book, titled "Rooted Globalism: Arab–Latin American Business Elites and the Politics of Global Imaginaries".

Security in Context Media Roundup: December 16 - December 30, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: December 16 - December 30, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: December 2 - December 16, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: December 2 - December 16, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: November 18 - December 2, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: November 18 - December 2, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

A Transformative Participatory Approach to Addressing the Syrian Conflict

Rabie Nasser's presentation about a participatory approach to the Syrian Conflict, in the session on "Insecurity in MENA" within the inaugural Security in Context conference titled Landscapes of Insecurity.

Increased US Intervention and Global Insecurity

Joshua Landis presents his study on US intervention's relationship with global insecurity, in the session on "Insecurity in MENA" within the inaugural Security in Context conference titled Landscapes of Insecurity that was held September 16th & 17th at the University of Oklahoma Norman in collaboration with the Center for Peace and Development.

Security in Context Media Roundup: November 4 - November 18, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: November 4 - November 18, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: October 21 - November 4 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: October 21 - November 4 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Lula wins but Bolsonarismo remains: Ana Barreto on the 2022 Brazilian election

Security in Context's Roosbelinda Cárdenas interviews scholar Ana Barreto about Brazil's general elections, the results of which were finalized on October 30th, 2022.

Gender, Global Violence, and the Killing Power of Neocolonial Narratives: How Can Higher Ed Change The Frame?

In conversation with Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini and Omar Dahi.

Security in Context Media Roundup: October 7 - October 21, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: October 7 - October 21, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Woman, Life, Freedom: A Feminist Movement Reimagines the World

While there is a long history of feminist activism in Iran, this new movement is striking in its departure from the more pragmatic and reform-oriented campaigns of the last several decades. The uprising is not against Islam or the choice to wear hijab; rather the protestors are refusing conscription into regimes of patriarchal authority and gender-differentiated citizenship.

Security in Context Media Roundup: September 23 - October 7, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: September 23 - October 7, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Brazil, an Authoritarian Crossroads

Inspired by Trump, Bolsonaro will exploit Brazilian elections to foment violence.

How War Survivors Experience Time

War deeply impacts the experience of time for survivors. For society to prosper, the violent past, present, and future cannot be avoided. Hence, peacebuilders should stress the idea of “remember and change,” rather than forgive and forget.

Security in Context Media Roundup: September 9 - September 23, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: September 9 - September 23, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: September 2 - September 9, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: September 2 - September 9, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security In Context Media Roundup: August 26 - September 2, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: August 26 - September 2, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: August 19 - August 26, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: August 19 - August 26, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: August 12 - August 19, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: August 12 - August 19, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: August 5 - August 12, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: August 5 - August 12, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 29 - August 5, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 29 - August 5, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

The Cuban Dilemma: Antiracism and international solidarity lost in translation

This article undertakes what Aziz Rana calls a “tailored analysis” of the Cuban case, paying attention to local histories and international entanglements in order to better engage in solidarity across borders.

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 22 - July 29, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 22 - July 29, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

What is Security in Context?

An introduction to the SiC initiative, an international research initiative on peace, conflict, and international affairs.

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 14 - July 21, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 14 - July 21, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

TRANSCRIPT: The Russian War in Ukraine: An Interview with Eric Draitser

Anita Fuentes interviews independent political analyst Eric Draitser about the Russia-Ukraine Conflict, discussing the roots and implications of the war.

TRANSCRIPT: The Russian War in Ukraine: An Interview with Arlene B. Tickner

Anita Fuentes interviews professor Arlene B. Tickner about her perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, bringing her knowledge of Latin America into the conversation.

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 6 - July 13, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: July 6 - July 13, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Surveillance and Securitization of Queer Bodies in Egypt

In January 2022, an Arabic version of the film Perfect Strangers became the focus of public outrage. The uproar was about more than just a controversial movie, however, and, upon closer analysis, revealed the role of undergarments in the injustice perpetrated against queer subjects.

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 30 - July 5, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 30 - July 5, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Colombia’s stakes at the polls: from pervasive fear to "Vivir Sabroso"

TRANSCRIPT: The Russian War in Ukraine: An Interview with Noha Aboueldahab

Anita Fuentes interviews author and professor Noha Aboueldahab about her perspectives on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, particularly drawing from the Middle East perspective.

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 23 - June 29, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 23 - June 29, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 16 - June 22, 2022

Security in Context Media Roundup: June 16 - June 22, 2022. Includes this week's most relevant security news from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Developing Asia, as well as stories on key security issues worldwide.

Forum Arms Trade

The Military Industrial Complex and the Middle East: A mutual extortion racket? Jodi Vittori, Samer Abboud, and Omar Dahi discuss different aspects of US foreign policy in the Middle East. Hosted by Clare O'Brien.

Security in Context Podcast Episode 4: Palestine: Solidarity and Struggle

February 2022 Media Roundup

Climate Responsibility and Industrialization: A New Asian Dilemma?

Poetry, Peace, and Truth: Lessons from Columbian Young People with Dr. Kate Vieira

Security in Context Podcast Episode 3: Toxic Politics of Climate Change

"The American Way: Stories of Invasion": A Discussion

December 2021 Media Roundup

January 2021 Media Roundup

Identifying the Policy Levers that Generated Wage Suppression in the US

Landmine Clearance, Rats, and Peacebuilding in Cambodia

November 2021 Media Roundup

Climate Change in an Unequal World with James K. Boyce

An Interview with Fouad Touzani

Interview with Haidar Reda

Security in Context Podcast Episode 2: The Socio-Economic Impacts of Covid-19

You Have Not Been Defeated: The Politics of Abolition

Omnia Khalil is joined by Laila Soueif, Ruth Wilson-Gilmore, and Hend Nafea to discuss Alaa el-Fattah's book "You Have Not Been Defeated."

Does Aid Target the Poorest? Professor Ryan Briggs

October 2021 Media Roundup

Cultural Attitudes and Vaccine Resistance

The Meaning of Blue: Climate Change and the Maldives

Security in Context Podcast Episode 1: Afghanistan: White Feminism and Geopolitics

September 2021 Media Roundup

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