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Catherine Z. Sameh

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.

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Fernando Brancoli

Brazil, an Authoritarian Crossroads

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

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George Fourlas & Omar Dahi

Global Insecurity: Blog Launch

On behalf of the Security in Context (SiC) initiative, we are excited to introduce Global Insecurity, SiC’s online magazine and blog.

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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.

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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.

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Roosbelinda Cárdenas

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.

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George Fourlas & Omar Dahi

Global Insecurity: Blog Launch

On behalf of the Security in Context (SiC) initiative, we are excited to introduce Global Insecurity, SiC’s online magazine and blog.

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Security in Context Monthly Digest: July 2022

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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.

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SiC Podcast Episode 5: The Russian War in Ukraine: Perspectives from the Global South

In this episode we investigate the Russian war in Ukraine from a global South perspective by analyzing the effects of the crisis on the different countries and regions of the global South, and highlighting the issues that are currently missing from the mainstream discussion.

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TRANSCRIPT: The Russian War in Ukraine: An Interview with Samar Al-Bulushi

Anita Fuentes and Omar Dahi interview professor Samar Al-Bulushi on the possible ramifications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the Global South, with a particular focus on the perspective from Africa.

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Lee Jones

Could Geopolitical Competition Over Development Financing Benefit the Global South?

Since the launch of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, development financing has returned to the fore of global geopolitics. Despite its critics, the latest surge of great-power competition could be a good thing for developing countries.

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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.

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Roosbelinda Cárdenas

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

Colombia is a paradigmatic example of the failures of the current international approach to security that focuses on strengthening state-run apparatuses of violence. The current Presidential election offers a choice between deepening the security-state and the structures that perpetuate inequality, and a desecuritizing social justice alternative.

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CLIP: Jeffrey D. Sachs - Why the West Really Fears China

Clip from the video, "Multipolarity, US-China Relations, and the Political Economy of Global Insecurity - Jeffrey D. Sachs." In this segment, Sachs discusses GDP discrepancies between China and Western countries, underscoring how China and the West view economic growth and competition.

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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.

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SiC Podcast Episode 5: The Russian War in Ukraine: Perspectives from the Global South

In this episode we investigate the Russian war in Ukraine from a global South perspective by analyzing the effects of the crisis on the different countries and regions of the global South, and highlighting the issues that are currently missing from the mainstream discussion.

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CLIP: Jeffrey D. Sachs - Why the West Really Fears China

Clip from the video, "Multipolarity, US-China Relations, and the Political Economy of Global Insecurity - Jeffrey D. Sachs." In this segment, Sachs discusses GDP discrepancies between China and Western countries, underscoring how China and the West view economic growth and competition.

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SiC Podcast Episode 4: Palestine: Solidarity and Struggle

According to the late Pakistani writer and revolutionary activist Eqbal Ahmad, the Palestinian struggle for self-determination stirs the emotions of the entire world, particularly the nations and societies of the formerly colonized world. In this episode we explore the Palestinian struggle for liberation from the perspective of solidarity movements.

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Nara Sritharan

Using GIS mapping to reframe post-conflict aid distribution – Sri Lanka as a case study

Using GIS mapping to reframe post-conflict aid distribution – Sri Lanka as a case study

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Azzeddine Faraa

Borders and the State in light of Covid-19: The Moroccan-Spanish Border (Arabic)

Azzeddine Faraa examines the impact of Morocco closing its borders on March 12th 2020, a decision that affected groups who live by the borders. COVID-19 became a perfect chance for Moroccan and Spanish authorities to address political and economic challenges.

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Global Insecurity is the online magazine for the Security in Context initiative. Global Insecurity draws on the expertise of SiC scholars and highlights research, interviews, and briefs from SiC research projects. Global Insecurity also publishes outside contributors and serves as a forum for analysis and debate on pressing global issues.

We will consider articles that are analytically compelling and related to a topic on global (in)security, broadly defined. This could include, but is not limited to, critical international relations and political economy; multipolarity; great power competition and the global South; race, gender, and (in)security; transnational war economies; and critical security studies.

Potential authors should send a one- to three-sentence pitch to globalinsecurity@securityincontext.com You may also send complete articles, but pitches are preferred. We do not have the capacity to respond in detail to each submission, but a Global Insecurity editor will be in touch if your entry is accepted.

Commentary pieces should be between 500 to 750 words, and analytical articles range between 1000 and 2500 words, although, in some circumstances, essays may exceed that limit. Links to reputable sources should be embedded in the text.

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