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The Dangerous Allure of Tourism Promotion as a Post-conflict Policy in Disputed Azad Jammu and Kashmir

By Cabeiri Robinson,  JSIS Professor.

Insight from Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

In October 2005, an earthquake altered the landscape of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), a region administered by Pakistan and claimed […]

May 20th, 2014|Categories: South Asia||

On the Campaign Trail in Japan

By Brittain Barber,  Japan Studies M.A. program alumnus.

Insight from Nagano, Japan.

In the summer of 2009, I had the opportunity to  intern for two weeks with the campaign office of Representative […]

April 1st, 2014|Categories: East Asia||

A Struggling Civil Society, Moscow

By Jaisang Sun, B.A. program alumnus.

Insight from Moscow, Russia.

My last day in Moscow was supposed to be a fun tour around the beautiful city by myself, since the entire […]

March 27th, 2014|Categories: Europe||

Corruption and AKP, Istanbul

By Arda İbikoğlu, M.A.I.S/Ph.D. alumnus.

Insight from Istanbul, Turkey.

This post was also posted on Dr. İbikoğlu’s blog.

AKP’s acronym stands for Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, i.e. Justice and Development Party. For […]

March 6th, 2014|Categories: Europe, Middle East & North Africa||

The World’s Fussiest Flag, London

By Jeffrey P. Lupo, B.A. program alumnus.

Insight from London, England

The Union Jack seems unique among national flags to truly capture an essential feature of the people it represents. It […]

February 26th, 2014|Categories: Europe|Tags: , |

Requiems of the past: the lingering effects of American military actions in Southeast Asia

By Carl Taylor, B.A. program alumnus.

Insight from Southeast Asia.

When you travel, each city is a requiem of the past and present. In three months, I made my way from […]

February 7th, 2014|Categories: Southeast Asia|Tags: , , , |

NO EXIT: Kashmir “protected” by Indian troops, Srinagar

By Francis Ramoin Flores, B.A. alumnus, 2013-14 Bonderman Travel Fellow.

Insight from Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.

The following was also posted on Francis Ramoin Flores’ blog on August 21, 2013 where […]

August 22nd, 2013|Categories: South Asia|Tags: , , |

Diversity and Differences, Washington D.C.

By Nabeeha Chaudhary, M.A. program student.

Insight from Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Guess what I did for my birthday this year? Courtesy of the Jackson School (JSIS) and  the Association of Professional […]

July 8th, 2013|Categories: North America|Tags: , , |

“Let’s use disproportionate intelligence!” Humor in the Turkish Protests, Istanbul

By Arda İbikoğlu, M.A.I.S/Ph.D. alumnus.

Insight from Istanbul, Turkey.

This post was also posted on Dr. İbikoğlu’s blog where he has been contextualizing the Turkish protests.

I have shared some protest graffiti […]

June 13th, 2013|Categories: Europe, Middle East & North Africa|Tags: , , |

People like you and me (#OccupyGezi #Taksim #DirenGeziParki), Istanbul

Emails from Arda İbikoğlu, M.A.I.S/Ph.D. alumnus.

Insight from Istanbul, Turkey.

The following emails from Dr. İbikoğlu were reproduced here with his permission. Please note that they were sent to a friend […]

June 3rd, 2013|Categories: Europe, Middle East & North Africa|Tags: , , |