Category: Regions

Welcome to Of Soldiers and Statesmen

The subfield of Civil-Military relations, a discipline under the broad umbrella of security studies, starts with somewhat of a paradox; namely, how can society effectively govern those with the guns? More explicitly, how do civilians maintain power over those who…

Welcome to Kan Ke

Welcome to Kan Ke (看客) or The Onlooker, the McGill International Review’s blog on the Far East. Lu Xun, an early 20th century Chinese writer, gave up his job as a doctor to articulate his idea of the “culture of the…

Welcome to Yugosphere

Is there anyone alive who can give a lucid, objective and unbiased account of Balkan history over the last 25 years? Does such a thing even exist? What is going on now? These are the questions that hang over the…

#ogiganteacourdou, #TürkiyemDireniyor: Comparing Social Media Use in Brazil and Turkey’s Summer 2013 Protests

By now, the Arab Spring of 2011 has become a quintessential case study of popular uprisings in political science classes. Yet, much less has been said about the Turkish and Brazilian protests of the summer of 2013. While neither movement…

Welcome to Bolivar

Latin America has long captivated the hearts and souls of North Americans and Europeans with an inexorable, unrelenting and perhaps almost mystical fascination. From the pursuit of the golden city of El Dorado by the Spanish conquistadors, to the countless…

MIR Interview: Amin Meleika

(Amin Meleika is the deputy assistant foreign minister for North American affairs at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently Egypt’s consul-general for Montreal, holding ambassadorial status and serving communities in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes. He agreed…

Welcome to Loon Calls

  Welcome to Loon Calls, the McGill International Review’s blog on Canadian politics! Why Canada?  While Canada and its politics may be less “interesting” than those of most of the rest of the world, it is still an important place to…

The “Other War”

In his weekly, televised address from the Oval Office on September 7th, President Obama was quick to reassure the American public that his plans for Syria “would not be another Iraq or Afghanistan.” He recognized that the American people were…

Welcome to Majapahit

Welcome to Majapahit, the McGill International Review’s blog on Southeast Asia!  Why Southeast Asia? Why Majapahit? Southeast Asia is a fascinating part of the world because of its staggering diversity. The Majapahit Confederacy was an empire in Southeast Asia from…