This piece was co-authored by Sarah Lewinger.
Following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the United States has witnessed protests across the country on a scale not seen since 1968. Central to this mobilization is a rejection of the status quo of state-sponsored violence against people of color.
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Emma Soubrier is a Visiting Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (Washington, DC) and an Associate Researcher at the Centre Michel de l’Hospital, Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA, France). Her research in International Relations, Security Studies, Arms Trade, Political Science and Political Economy focuses on the Middle East, particularly the Gulf region. Through an analysis […]Continue Reading →
Jennifer L. Erickson is an associate professor of Political Science and International Studies at Boston College. Erickson is a faculty affiliate at MIT’s Security Studies Program, a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute, and an Associate Editor at Security Studies. Previously, she has held fellowships at Stanford University, Dartmouth College, and from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst […]Continue Reading →
Anna Stavrianakis is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex, UK. She has worked with NGOs and campaign groups, and conducted interviews and participant observation with state officials, for over 15 years; and also a regular contributor to national media, writing for The Independent and The Guardian in the UK and engaging with journalists […]Continue Reading →
A worrying symptom of the coronavirus is the opportunity it presents for leaders to enact authoritarian policies, threatening already ailing democracies around the world. One leader who has proven to be quite the opportunist is Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and his party, Fidesz. In March, before a herd of mask-clad parliamentarians, Orbán presented the Coronavirus Protection […]Continue Reading →
Sam Perlo-Freeman is a Research Coordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade and a Senior Fellow with the World Peace Foundation. Previously, he was a Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), from 2007 to 2016. This interview is the first in a series highlighting the research team for the Defense Industries, Foreign […]Continue Reading →
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