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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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”