The Conspicuous Lack of “Post-Colonial” in Nandy’s Uncolonized Minds

Article by Feeza Vasudeva. Abstract: The article reviews Ashish Nandy’s work to explore the idea of post-colonialism. In his book, The Intimate Enemy, Nandy is talking about the psychology of the colonized and the colonizer from what can be a so-called “post-colonial” position. Still, he rarely mentions the term “post-colonial.” When …

The movements in Catalonia and Hong Kong: democracy advocacy or examples of global illiberalism?

Article by Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado. Abstract: The Catalan independence movement has a new reference: the revolutionary movement of Hong Kong. They paralyzed Barcelona Airport, imitating what Hong Kong activists had done just days before. An idealized vision of the Catalan pro-independence struggle reached the international arena, and a faction of …

Environmental Crime and Development Challenges: The Illegal Wildlife Trade in Asia

Article by Katarzyna Szpargala. Abstract: The global illegal wildlife trade is a billion-dollar industry and the second most abundant form of trade in the black market. It poses a threat to biodiversity, national development, security, human, and animal health. Southeast Asia, due to its biodiversity, is a center of illicit …

The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence: A Documentary Review

Documentary review by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: These two documentaries are about the mass murder of Chinese Indonesians in the period 1965–1966. The Act of Killing, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and co-directed by Christine Cynn and another anonymous co-director, was released in 2012 and follows a man named Anwar Congo, who was …