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January 2020
The Rise of Data-Driven Governance
by David Chandler
“Data-driven governance assumes the need for constant adaptation to change.” Fourth in a series on ways of governing.

January 2020
The Coming of Automated Warfare
by Michael T. Klare
“The progression from semiautonomous, unarmed supply robots to fully autonomous weapons systems is likely to occur rapidly and with limited public scrutiny.”

January 2020
Slums, Favelas, and Urban Villages: Housing Policy in the Global South
by Xuefei Ren
“Comparing China, India, and Brazil reveals that current housing policies in all three countries have produced new forms of exclusion for inhabitants of informal settlements.”

January 2020
Solving the Oceans’ Plastic Problem
by Elizabeth Mendenhall and Eliya M. Baron Lopez
“The best set of solutions is likely to span the scale from individual to international action, and to address different points along the chain of production, consumption, and disposal.”

January 2020
Tourism and Its Discontents in the Global South
by Joseph Cheer
“Rather than assuming that host communities must serve the industry, expectations should be adjusted so that tourism genuinely aligns with those communities’ own priorities.”

January 2020
Perspective: Are We at a Climate Tipping Point?
by Pamela McElwee
Political leaders once again failed to commit to adequate action against climate change, but its increasingly visible impacts have galvanized citizen activists.

January 2020
Books: Who Gains from Our Online Lives?
by Mary F. E. Ebeling
Two books detail how global technology giants vacuum up all the data they can get on consumers, the better to serve them on a platter to digital capitalists and colonizers.

January 2020
The Month in Review: November 2019
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in November, country by country, day by day.

January 2020
Global Carbon Emissions: A Statistical Snapshot
by the editors of Current History
Charts

December 2019
How Women Helped Shape Tunisia’s Revolution and Democratic Transition
by Valentine M. Moghadam
“Women, and women’s rights, were at the center—not the margins—of Tunisia’s revolution.”

December 2019
The Layers of History Beneath Algeria’s Protests
by Muriam Haleh Davis
“One of the essential tasks of the movement is to reconstitute a richer tapestry of Algerian nationalism than has been permitted since independence.”

December 2019
Reconsidering the Iranian Revolution, Forty Years Later
by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
“Today it is hard to imagine the connection between the world that revolutionary impulse envisioned and the actuality it generated in the Islamic Republic.”

December 2019
Capitalizing on Cosmopolitanism in the Gulf
by Natalie Koch
“[N]ew forms of governance in the Gulf work through identity projects that include (and often co-opt) difference to gain legitimacy.” Third in a series on ways of governing.

December 2019
Pushing for a Political Breakthrough: Kurds in Turkey and Palestinians in Israel
by Louis Fishman
“These two minority communities have to work within the confines of ethnonationalist states that question their right to participate in the political system.”

December 2019
Perspective: The Lebanese Rise Up Against a Failed System
by Marwan M. Kraidy
Protests against a dysfunctional and corrupt political class have erupted nationwide, crossing sectarian divides. A frustrated younger generation, unscarred by the civil war, is in the vanguard.

December 2019
Books: Emotion and Authoritarian Rule in Syria
by Omar Al-Ghazzi
Two authors explore the mixture of violence, ideology, fear, and aspiration that the authoritarian regime has relied on to stay in power for several turbulent decades.

December 2019
The Month in Review: October 2019
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in October, country by country, day by day.

December 2019
2019 Current History Index
by the editors of Current History
Current History Index

December 2019
Map of the Middle East
by the editors of Current History
Map

November 2019
The Swinging Pendulum of Police Reform in the Americas
by Yanilda María González
“The role of exercising the state’s coercive authority makes the police both an instrument of power and a formidable political actor whose cooperation is needed by politicians.”

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