Why Karabakh Does Need Autonomous Status in Azerbaijan

The small number of 25,000 Armenians continuing to live in Karabakh are too small in number to require an autonomous republic. Meanwhile, keeping 2,000 Russian peacekeeping forces in place is a bad policy option as their primary goal will be to keep tensions simmering...

The crisis in and over Northern Ireland

In elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly in May 2022, Sinn Féin won the largest share of the vote of any party by a wide margin.  In terms of seats it was just ahead of the second placed Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).  This was the first time a nationalist...
Announcing The Ruritanian

Announcing The Ruritanian

Welcome to ASEN’s new blog, the Ruritanian! The fictional country of Ruritania, breaking away from the empire of Megalomania, is often used for a placeholder name of a country in which nationalism developed, not least by Ernest Gellner. “Ruritanians had...