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Exclaves, Enclaves, and Doughnuts

In which we explore the strange paths taken by national borders around the worldAlso, doughnuts. Mmmm, doughnuts…

Most national borders that exist today are the result of many decades (or even centuries) of redrawing, and these redrawings were often entangled with the wars, treaties, or imperial ambitions of the time. 798 more words

Competing Narratives in Ukraine

The conflict narratives prevailing in eastern Ukraine obscure the likely “ground truth” at the center of the conflict. Russia’s and Ukraine’s press releases and official commentary are political statements; statements that contain elements of truth bent towards justifying (or legitimizing) certain political actions. 607 more words

Human Geography

Media and the "Nation": south Korea

How much do cultural icons reflect our “national values”? Actually, we should refer to them as “national ideals”, though this certainly isn’t the space to discuss the difference. 579 more words

Human Geography

Disenfranchising Minorities via Census: Burma (Myanmar)

In Burma (officially known as Myanmar), the government has begun the first census in three decades (according to the BBC). Of course, the document and census takers (presumably) are refusing to allow any individuals to classify themselves as Rohingya. 629 more words

Human Geography

Via NewYorkTimes: Some Who Fled Cuba Are Returning to Help

Some Who Fled Cuba Are Returning to Help
By DAMIEN CAVEMARCH 4, 2014

At Atelier, foreigners and Cubans find food and service that had disappeared from Havana for decades. 1,571 more words

Population & Migration