Neoliberalism and the Opportunodemic

It would be far too unkind to suggest that academics and journalists have presented the COVID-19 pandemic in isolation from its broader economic context. However, it would be less unkind to suggest that its location in a triptych of major crises – the …

Exploring Suitable Electoral Systems for Promotion of Women’s Representation in Tanzania and Rwanda

by Victoria Melkisedeck Lihiru Abstract This article explores suitable electoral system(s) for the promotion of women’s representation in the Tanzania and Rwanda from a legal standpoint. The scrutiny of international law finds an absence of legal guidance on the favorable electoral system for enhancing the participation of women in elections, except trivially under the 1995 […]

Recovering Stronger: Indonesia’s Economic Diplomacy towards Ethiopia in the Post-pandemic Era

by Iqbal Ramadhan and Silvia Dian Anggraeni Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has brought severe effects on the international trade sector. Many countries have suffered losses because of bilateral and multilateral trade imbalances. Indonesia and its strategic partner, Ethiopia, are among the countries affected by the spread of the pandemic. This article discusses Indonesia’s economic diplomacy […]

Food Security and the Right to Food during Covid-19 in Africa

by Patrick Agejoh and Esther Njieassam Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) a global pandemic on the 11th of March 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic is a human crisis that poses substantial threats to the health, food security and nutrition of the people of the African continent. Our […]

“May God Bless Nnamdi Kanu Wherever He Is”: Biafran Separatist Nationalism in Nigeria and the Emerging Roles of Igbo Christian Leaders

by Kingsley Ikechukwu Uwaegbute, Stanley Ndubuisi Nweze, and Onyekachi Gift Chukwuma Abstract The Biafran separatist calls of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB have spread like bush fire over the years among Igbo people. Presently, it is one of the most discussed topics among Igbo people and Nigerians. The narrative of both Kanu and IPOB operate is […]

From Non-Interference to Adaptative Pragmatism: China’s Security Policy in Africa

by Mamoudou Gazibo and Abdou Rahim Lema Abstract China’s growing focus on African peace and security has generated discussions on its longstanding foreign policy principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of African countries and most of that growing body of research have argued that China is doing away with its foreign policy principle. Drawing […]

Transgender Kathoey Socially Imagining Relationships with Western Men in Thailand: Aspirations for Gender Affirmation, Upward Social Mobility, and Family Acceptance

This article studies the aspirations and experiences of kathoey (Thai male-to-female trans* people) from poor rural Isan in enduring cross-border relationships with Western men. Drawing from biographical life stories, we try to unpack the cultural scri…

Social Networks and Organization of Thai Migrants in Europe: An Interview with Chongcharoen Sornkaew Grimsmann, President (2019-2022) of Thai Women Network in Europe

The interview with Mrs. Chongcharoen Sornkaew Grimsmann, a long-term member and former president of Thai Women Network in Europe (TWNE), was originally conducted in English over email by Sirijit Sunanta and Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot in July 2022. It was s…