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South Sudan’s decade-long transition: A country in search of a permanent constitution

By Zach Nelson Zach Nelson is a first-year graduate student studying International Development at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He was previously based in Juba, South Sudan, where he led research assessments on humanitarian accountability, and in Yangon, … Continue reading

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The opposition of the people of Myanmar to the military coup is the last hope for democracy

By Daniele Rumolo Daniele Rumolo is a human rights practitioner with over a decade of field work experience in the Balkans, Middle-East, and Asia with the United Nations and other international organizations.  An unlawful seizure of power In the early … Continue reading

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Constitutional crisis continues: Kyrgyzstan’s constitution set for amendment

Constitutional crisis continues: Kyrgyzstan’s constitution set for amendment Continue reading

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US Supports Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Lead the WTO (Finally)

By Arthur Appleton Arthur Appleton, JD, PhD is an Adjunct Professor of International Trade Law at SAIS Europe and a Partner with Appleton Luff – International Lawyers. Elections have consequences and the US presidential election is having positive consequences for the … Continue reading

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The Rojava Experiment: Ideological Manifesto or New Legal Order? – Taysier Roberto Mahajnah

THE ROJAVA EXPERIMENT: IDEOLOGICAL MANIFESTO OR NEW LEGAL ORDER? Taysier Roberto Mahajnah Introduction The construction of the nation-state brings conflicting and contradictory elements. Hannah Arendt underlines that if these elements are subject to the State as a coerced apparatus to … Continue reading

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U.S. MIDTERM ELECTIONS 2018 A Referendum on Trump, Author: Cinzia Chiriac

The midterm elections on November 6th marked two years since Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election. The elections represent the first test of how the Republican party is faring in the eyes of American citizens, and their results … Continue reading

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Guest Contributor: Chris Barber – Perspectives on experiences in the Balkans

We are pleased to share an article written by one of our very own CCSDD research assistants, Chris Barber, a second year MAIA student at Johns Hopkins University SAIS who is currently writing his thesis on the role of the … Continue reading

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