Category Archives: colonialism

What’s the Deal With an Authoritarian in Manila?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that knows the difference between archipelagos and atoll formation (thanks, Darwin). In this edition, we’ll discuss the fascinating and irascible new Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte and his new … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With an Electoral Decree in Harare?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that got its decree in blog-onomics. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the announcement by Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe that this year’s presidential elections would be held much … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Royal Outlaws in Malaysia?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that explains the Sultanate of Sulu so you don’t have to! In this week’s post, we’ll look at a fascinating small scale invasion by a rag-tag militant group … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Losing Ground in the DRC?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that also has trouble getting its resources under control. In this week’s blog post, we’ll discuss the long on-going conflict in Eastern Africa in a region known as … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With an Agreement in the Sudans?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that knows the difference between the development on both sides of the 21st parallel. In this week’s blog we’ll discuss a seemingly positive note in an otherwise tragic … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With the Tuareg and a Coup in Mali?

Hello all! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that doesn’t manufacture car names after nomadic ethnic groups. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the recent coup de’ tat in Mali that has ruptured government leadership and … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Reform in Myanmar?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that views global news through a historical lens (not bifocals). In this week’s blog, we’ll discuss the hoopla surrounding the parliamentary elections in Myanmar (the country formerly known … Continue reading

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