Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019: The Pernicious Outcomes of the Altering Equation of Citizenship in India

Article by Monika Verma. Abstract: Citizenship has played an essential role in addressing societal alteration and defining the relationship between the nation-state and the individuals in the contemporary world. Citizenship law establishes not only legal but also constitutional recognition of citizens of a nation-state. This essay briefly focuses on the …

Testing Analogies about Taiwan: Is It Gibraltar or Switzerland?

Article by Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado. Abstract: The current hegemonic rivalry between China and the United States has placed Taiwan at a geopolitical crossroads where the island state has to struggle to decide its role in said conflict. Taiwan’s mass media, in their role as opinion builders through specific editorial …

Deus Vult, the Representation of the Conflicts with the Religious Other in Grand Strategy Video Games: Crusader Kings

Article by Piotr Pawel Skora. Abstract: This article aims to define the relationship between grand strategy video games and religion to cast more light on the issue of representation of and the conflict with the religious  Other in this media. The specificity of the depiction of religions in grand strategy …

Indigenous Hunting and Wildlife Conservation: Tension Between Scientific and Indigenous Knowledge and Perceptions

Article by Lemaitre Agathe. Abstract: In Taiwan, the hunting issue is a very important claim of the indigenous people of various ethnic groups. This paper will try to understand the issue faced by wildlife management on the island when encountering indigenous hunting and cultural practices. The concept of conservation is …

A Quick Look at Vietnamese Cinema in the Era of Renovated Economy (Đổi Mới)

Article by Hanh T. L. Nguyen. Abstract: This short article gives an overview of the Vietnamese cinema in the era of economic reforms in Vietnam since 1986 to the present time, known as Đổi Mới era. Due to social, economic and political transformations brought about by Đổi Mới, Vietnamese cinema …

Patents as Devices of Accumulation by Exclusion: The Case of COVID-19

Article by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: As some countries were preparing to enter the ‘post-covid-19 era,’ news headlines consistently reported of the grim prospects that some countries would remain entrapped by the pandemic for years to come. Crucial to this transition from the pandemic to the post-pandemic era is the ability …

Producing Spectacles, Appropriating Traditions: The Case of Baguio’s Panagbenga Festival

Article by Fernan Talamayan. Abstract: Panagbenga is an annual festival held in Baguio City, Philippines every February, celebrating Cordillera’s flora and promoting the region’s culture and economy. Despite the festival being initiated fairly recently, it has found its way to many Filipinos’ calendars. Every year, it attracts millions of visitors …

The Securitization of Migration: An Indian Stance on the Securitization of Migration

Article by Monika Verma. Abstract: Migration is an intrinsic part of human life. People often move, because of wars, territorial conflicts, or socio-political suffering, compelled to sacrifice lives, family, relationships, accommodation, language, and community to pursue a better life. The connection between people’s mobility and insecurity is not a recent …