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Drew Mikhael

Drew Mikhael

Research Fellow in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics for ESRC funded project: Exclusion Amid Inclusion: Power-Sharing and Non-Dominant Minorities, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Drew Mikhael is Research Fellow with the Exclusion amid Inclusion: Power-Sharing and Non-Dominant Minorities project.

Drew’s work is primarily concerned with the marginalisation of non-ethnic and non-national groups in divided societies, with a focus on consociational power-sharing systems. Drew is chiefly interested in the institutional methods of control employed to constrain these groups and the impact that their exclusion has on their lived experience. Drew’s research interests include ethnic politics, comparative politics, political violence, youth political activism, refugee issues and institutional design in divided societies.

Drew’s PhD was from Queen’s University Belfast and was awarded in 2014 and explored how Lebanon’s consociational power sharing employed control mechanisms to constrain its Palestinian refugee population. Drew has conducted commissioned research work and provided advisory services for a number of large Non-Governmental Organisations such as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, British Council, European External Action Service, Christian Aid and Action Aid.

Northern Ireland: as Marching season begins, a new political force is on the rise

Jul 13, 2019 06:08 am UTC| Insights & Views

There was a worrying increase in violence during the Protestant Orange marches of July 2018, a traditional flashpoint between Northern Irelands Nationalist and Unionist communities. The marches commemorate the victory of...

Burundi: crisis looms as 2020 elections open up old divisions

Jan 27, 2019 14:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

About 30 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) shut down their services in the East African state of Burundi in January, yet another sign of the deepening political crisis that began in 2015 and which has...

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Economy

Australian bonds surge ahead of RBA Governor Lowe’s speech

Australian government bonds surged during Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Australian bonds jump in silent trading ahead of RBA Assistant Governor Kent’s speech

Australian government bonds jumped during Asian session of the first trading day of the week Monday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce announces duties on Chinese steel racks to counter malpractice

In a continuation of the toughened stance against both Allies and adversaries, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed duties on steel racks and parts from China. The United States, in 2017, imported $200 million worth of the...

Australian bonds remain range-bound in muted trading session; RBA’s Lowe, Kent speeches eyed

Australian government bonds traded range bound during Asian session Friday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias Phillip Lowe and...

South Africans are upbeat about new technologies, but worried about jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Revolution a new era involving the application of digitisation and...

Politics

Can protecting land promote employment? In New England, the answer is yes

Protecting land from development provides numerous ecological and social benefits, but many people debate whether it hurts or helps local economies. Some worry that land protection will inhibit economic growth by...

US Dem presidential primaries: Biden leading, followed by Sanders, Warren, Harris; and will Trump be beaten?

The next US presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020. Incumbent president Donald Trump will almost certainly be the Republican nominee, but there is a contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. The...

Archive documents reveal the US and UK's role in the dying days of apartheid

It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But its easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent the birth of full democracy really was. This was particularly true in KwaZulu-Natal, where...

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Science

HIV vaccine enters phase 2 of clinical trials in China

An HIV vaccine being developed by Chinese scientists is slated to enter phase 2 of clinical trials with over 100 participants. This follows a landmark victory reported recently in the United States where researchers killed...

Better treatment for ovarian cancer could be available soon

A group of researchers recently reported identifying a specific enzyme that they found to be speeding up the spread of a certain deadly type of ovarian cancer cells. By targeting it, they came up with a way to reverse that...

How big is the Moon? Let me compare ...

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3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Technology

Will movie companies succeed vs. YTS?

YTS is facing a lawsuit filed by studios known for producing movies starring Bruce Willis, Ryan Reynolds, and Jason Statham. But it was recently reported that representatives of YTS are seeking to deal with the case...

‘Black Ops 4’ partners with a vet artist to launch

Black Ops 4 released its Call of Duty Endowment package that is aimed at helping vets getting jobs after their service ended and eased that transition back to civilian life. The pack will cost $2.99, and all proceeds will...

‘GTA 6’ to have its first female lead?

The anticipation for GTA 6 still hasnt died down despite Rockstar and Take-Two maintaining their silence about the games development. Part of the reason why the excitement is persisting is due to the various rumors that...

‘Fornite’ to host World Cup tournament with $30M prize pool

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‘Diablo 3’ Season 18 could be the Season of Worship

Diablo 3 Season 18 is still a few months away, and the games player base is expecting a lot from the upcoming expansion. While Blizzard has yet to announce a theme for it, many have already suggested their own versions of...
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