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Urban Encroachment is a Historical Trigger for Shiʿi Outrage in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Metropolis Qatif

By Claudia Ghrawi, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin Increased sectarian politics in the Arab Gulf countries have prompted researchers to take sectarianism more seriously as an analytical category “without reducing sectarian identity politics either to an already given essence or explaining … Continue reading

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Urban Renewal and Displacement in Soviet (and Post-Soviet) Moscow

By Katherine Zubovich, Ryerson University On May 14, 2017, over ten thousand people joined together in Moscow, Russia, to protest the proposed demolition of entire blocks of Soviet-era apartment buildings. The buildings under threat are a distinct type: five-story prefabricated … Continue reading

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Rangoon and Singapore: Connections, Comparisons, and the Construction of Southeast Asian Cities

Michael Sugarman, University of Cambridge November’s parliamentary elections in Myanmar have contributed to a sense of cautious optimism not only on the ground, but also amongst academics studying the Southeast Asian nation’s rich and complex history and society. While academic … Continue reading

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