By Jonathan Bogais SDN associate, adjunct associate professor Jonathan Bogais explores the complexity of the process to civilianize Myanmar - and the transition from social control to social contract - in his latest essay published by the Washington-based Middle East Institute for the Middle East/Asia Project. This...

John Keane, University of Sydney IMAGE: Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen Hong Kong Free Press Greeted by the fizz of fireworks, flags, honking horns and a jubilant throng of tens of thousands of citizens, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to the stage last Saturday, in front of her national...

[caption id="attachment_9421" align="alignleft" width="274"] Dr. Jonathan Bogais, Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney[/caption] SDN associate, adjunct associate professor Jonathan Bogais wrote a timely article on Myanmar for the German-Southeast Center for excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance based at...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="125" class="author-photo"] Naser Ghobadzadeh[/caption]   While "fundamentalism" and "authoritarian secularism" are commonly perceived as the two mutually exclusive paradigms available to Muslim majority countries Naser [caption id="" align="alignright" width="106"] View on Amazon[/caption] Ghobadzadeh's new book Religious Secularity: A Theological Challenge to the Islamic State (Oxford UP, 2014) highlights the recent political...

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