By Amro Ali There is a menacing wind sweeping through Egypt engulfing bureaucrats, journalists, judges, celebrities, and the average “patriotic citizen” in its path, remolding them into carriers of despotic ideas. This system is not a clear-cut case of top-down power relations in which an established...

By John Keane The Paris violence represents a black swan moment when democratic values and institutions are being challenged frontally by the spread of militia thinking and militarised politics, writes John Keane. On the day I left for home after an extended research stay in Europe and...

By Tamson Pietsch, University of Sydney Antarctica is the coldest, driest and possibly the most inhospitable place on Earth. It is also the only continent designated entirely as a natural reserve, used purely for peaceful and scientific purposes. For many decades, Antarctica has been the final frontier...

Like many others, SDN has wrapped up the year that was, all details on 2014's highlights and activities can be found here The A to Z of SDN 2014 We thank everyone who contributed in every way this year and wish you all a safe and...

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