World Affairs

Has the birth of the African Nation-State changed anything?

Marie Shabaya explores how, despite changes in appearance, concepts of the “nation-state” and “democracy” may have only provided a myth of freedom for modern day Africans.

Leaving Cyrillic behind is not just about language for Kazakhstan

Andrew Woodsey explores the motivations and implications of the Kazakhstani government’s attempt to distance itself from the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.