Reports


Mexican Elections Shine a Spotlight on Cartel Gun Violence in Mexico

This year’s elections in Mexico are putting the spotlight on cartel gun violence as 31 political candidates, mostly local, have been assassinated in this cycle alone. In 2006, 669 people were killed in cartel conflicts, whereas 2020 saw 16,000 people killed. With the likely election of Morena candidate Claudia Sheinbaum,

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Democracy At A Crossroads: Can We Rise To The Challenge?

Democracy was, for a long time, the champion of the modern nation-state. Every community had aspired to become democratic once it was able to organise itself or gain its independence from another entity. Especially from the 1990s onwards, as political scientist Samuel Huntington showed in his work, with the fall

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Chapter 1: Women And Ethnic Conflicts

Introduction This report seeks to understand the role of women in ethnic conflicts, and how the symbolic mobilisation of women by pervasive nationalist and patriarchal ideologies in the past and present make women and girls the targets of unspeakable cruelty in wartime. As will be explained in section one, nationalism

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The Unseen Costs of China’s Fishing Dominance

China is the undisputed leader in fisheries. It has been strengthening its presence in the seas in terms of fishing for years. The China National Fisher Corporation (CNFC) is the largest deep-sea fishing company in the world. It reached 2,269 million tons of seafood products in 2020. The government plays

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Javier Milei Shuts Down Team News Agency

On the 2nd March 2024, Argentine President Javier Gerardo Milei, in office for only four months and known for his critical stance towards journalists, bluntly announced the closure of Argentina’s historic news agency Telam, one of the most important in Latin America with a 78-year history. Telam, founded in 1945,

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