This article was first published by The Vietnamese on 9 October, 2021. By Dan Nguyen President Joe Biden has repeatedly emphasised “soft power” in his foreign policy speeches. Will this policy work in … Continue reading Biden’s Emphasis On Soft Power And What It Means For Vietnam’s Democracy Movement
September is when the school year starts in Vietnam. However, this academic cycle is like no other, as the country is struggling with a deadly virus that claimed more than 10,000 lives last month.
Original article by Politico PhD student Dan Nguyen - here The panorama of flags Foreigners visiting Vietnam can hardly miss the abundance of flags, posters, statues, and slogans that remind … Continue reading Panorama of Flags, Panorama of Lies
This article was written by former CISRUL student Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf and was published in The Conversation. The world has become interconnected at a level we never before … Continue reading How some countries are using digital ID to exclude vulnerable people around the world
Pakistani TV journalists have interviewed CISRUL staff member Dr Andrea Teti on Sisi's power-grab in Egypt. The interview was featured on Scope, an 'in-depth analysis’ programme on Indus TV, Pakistan’s … Continue reading Andrea Teti on Sisi’s power-grab in Egypt
This video has been produced by CISRUL PhD Law Candidate Domenico Carolei, based on his dissertation research into the self-regulatory systems in Italian civil society.
Original article here. Just because people feel that they are a national of a country does not mean the state necessarily agrees. While tourists flock to the Dominican Republic – … Continue reading How a group of Dominicans were stripped of their nationality and now face expulsion to Haiti
Original article here. Now that the dust has settled on Evo Morales’ election to a third term as president of Bolivia, it is time to wonder what he is going … Continue reading Evo Morales champions indigenous rights abroad, but in Bolivia it’s a different story
Original article here. The killing of 43 student teachers in Mexico has alerted the world to the country’s deteriorating human rights record. While the US and EU governments have expressed … Continue reading Business as usual in Mexico despite 43 murdered students
Original article here. Evo Morales appears poised to win a third term as president of Bolivia in an election on October 12 at the helm of his “Movement Towards Socialism” … Continue reading Social welfare and energy policy drive Evo Morales to brink of historic third term in Bolivia
Original article here. Mexico’s problems with organised crime have certainly come to a head this year. We have seen the high-profile arrests of cartel bosses Joaquin Guzman Loera in February and now … Continue reading Mexico’s strategy to contain anti-mafia vigilantes is hanging by a thread
Three Al Jazeera English journalists have been convicted in the Cairo Criminal Court of spreading false news, threatening national security and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood – previously Egypt’s first democratically … Continue reading Verdict in Al Jazeera trial shows regime’s contempt for press freedom in Egypt
Original article here. In May 2012, Egypt’s first democratic presidential election set an important precedent in a troubled transition process. At the time, there was no constitution, no clarity on the president’s … Continue reading Egypt prepares to hail former army chief as president – once the election is out of the way
Original article here. Silvio Berlusconi has finally learned the outcome of being found guilty of tax fraud last May. He was originally sentenced to four years in prison, but Italian law prevents … Continue reading Europe’s elites are more like Berlusconi than you think