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The story of global commodities cast a dark shadow over much of 2015 and this gloominess looks likely to continue in 2016. The price of…View More Tales from the Bottom of the Barrel: What’s Happening to Oil?
Terrorism succeeds by instilling fear and mass hysteria within targeted populations. In the contemporary world, ‘terror’ is ubiquitous. Daily headlines and news feeds are dominated…View More War of the Words: Reconsidering ‘Terror’ in 2015
The development of the Internet has been characterized as the defining moment of our generation— but for whom? Despite its name, the web is far…View More Waiting on the World Wide Web to Change: Reflections on Power in the Digital Age
Following the 2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, —the official meeting of UN COP17— local demonstrators and climate change advocates around…View More ‘Don’t Kill Africa’ ? UN COP21 and the Post-Kyoto World