Who Decides in Europe?
Ulrike Guérot and Michael Hunklinger
Mahra: The Eye of a Geopolitical Storm
Peter Mills
Protests in Hong Kong
From the Extradition Law to Coronavirus
SAIS Journal Editorial Staff
Latin America's 'Autumn of Discontent'
Protests in Bolivia, Chile, and Ecuador Highlight Consistent Inefficiencies
Jamie Dorner
Syria: A Climate War
The Gap Within International Refugee Protection
Guilherme Feierabend
Why Do Advocacy Groups and Actors Build Transnational Networks?
Emma Slater
Communities as Radical Acts
The Life and Times of Murray Bookchin
Charles Lawrie
The UN Legitimacy Crisis
Analyzing the UN's Role and Challenges in a Time of Dissent
SAIS Journal Editorial Staff
Argentina on the Brink
A Sovereign Debt Crisis with Consequences for the Country's Economy and Social Fabric
SAIS Journal Editorial Staff
Beyond Inequality: Protests and Politics
Ria Chakrabarty
The SAIS Europe Journal of Global Affairs will soon be accepting submissions for its 24th edition to be published in May 2021
Volume 23 - May 2020
Against the Grain: Recent Civic Mobilizations, Protests, and Popular Movements

Around the world, people are engaged in civic mobilizations, protests, and popular uprisings. These movements stem from economic inequality, oppression, government corruption, minority rights, migration, foreign interventions, and climate change, among other issues. The emergence of these popular uprisings gives us the opportunity to examine the particularities of each movement and their underlying causes. They provide a framework for discussing the major political, social, economic, technological, and environmental issues of our day.


The SAIS Europe Journal is a graduate student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish peer-reviewed articles for policy makers, academics and professionals who are interested in the world's most pressing policy issues.

With a student body in China, Europe and the United States, the SAIS community is built on a strong foundation of intersecting perspectives. Motivated by its rich global history, the SAIS Europe Journal provides a specialized forum on issues of Security, Environment, Politics, Economics and Development.

On, we're building an ever-evolving archive of knowledge from the world's most inspired professors, graduate students and policy makers. Aside from serving as an important forum on Global Affairs, the SAIS Europe Journal has two other goals.

First, it is designed to be an effective research tool for practicing policy makers. Second, it provides policy makers, academics and graduate students opportunities for refining their work while also making important contributions.