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The  Michigan Journal of International Affairs (MJIA) stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and with protests throughout the country, and the world. We condemn the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer...

May 3, 2020

When the novel Coronavirus first erupted in China during the final months of last year, many suspected that neighboring India, with its high population density and urban squalor, would be the next massive hotspot for the disease. However, as of the end of April 2020, I...

April 15, 2020

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In 2020, the Indian National Congress, the political party most responsible for India’s

independence, took a battering in Delhi’s local elections winning a total of zero seats. Just 7

years ago, however, things were different. The Congress reigne...

March 16, 2020

 Signs from Italian businesses notifying customers to practice social distancing                   Source: Wikimedia Commons 

On February 20th, a 38-year old man in Lombardy, Italy, checked himself into a hospital....

February 24, 2020

On December 19, 2019, a relatively unknown figure in Lebanon stepped to the podium at the
Presidential Palace just outside Beirut, his bookish and stoic demeanor contrasting with the
cheery Christmas decorations adorning the hall from which he was about to make his spe...

January 22, 2020

On a wall in the streets of London, a man is chained to a tree trunk by a dog while another man watches. Titled “Dirty Legacy,” this image depicts the international community’s neglect of the suffering of Yemenis amidst civil war, death, famine, and destruction. 

At the...

January 22, 2020

The Lebanese Civil War, which lasted from 1975 to 1990, has become known as one of the deadliest conflicts of the late 20th century. While it concluded almost three decades ago, Lebanon still suffers from its effects politically and psychologically. Lebanon is a multi-...

January 22, 2020

In theory, Law 88.13 of The Press and Publications Code of Morocco eliminates prison sentences for nonviolent speech offenses. According to this law, Moroccan journalists have the freedom to express their opinions of the government, the King, or their community. In the...

January 22, 2020

“Decades-long corruption and economic instability renders old protest methods outdated. Now, combatants in the anti-government street war have new tools at their hands: memes, satire, and a more democratized social media.”

A young man poses for a photo with a medium-siz...

January 22, 2020

The revolutions of 2011 represented the largest shake-up of the political, economic, and cultural landscape of the Arab world since the establishment of the modern Middle East. Assuming the moniker of the “Arab Spring” to reflect the parallels in democratization waves...

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