Introduction In Mexico elections and violence were for much of the twentieth century taken as inherently intertwined. As polling days approached press, chattering classes andRead More
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The Political Stakes of the Battle for Mosul
The battle for Mosul is the final episode of the recapture of Iraq. It is the last act of a divided political and military landscapeRead More
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf: New Phenomenon or Continuation of the Political Status Quo?
Founded by Imran Khan in April 1996, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI, Movement for Justice) is a socio-political movement inspired by the slogan, ‘justice, humanity andRead More
The 2012 Local Elections in the West Bank: a Display of Discreet Authoritarianism?
Criticisms of the authoritarian drift or power confiscation engaged in by Mahmoud Abbas and his entourage arise from the very heart of the Palestinian stateRead More
The Extraordinary Challenges of the ‘Ordinary Man Party’: Looking back at the 2014 Indian Elections
The results of the Indian national elections[note]The ballot took place in nine phases, between April 7th and May 12th 2014.[/note], announced on May 16th ofRead More
The Battles for Karachi
With a population exceeding twenty million, Karachi is one of the largest cities in the world. It is also one of the most violent ofRead More