One of the many roles of Vietnam’s fascinating “cult of heroes” is to ensure government control over religious feeling, channeling it into nationalism.
International student integration can (and should) be fostered on college campuses for the sake of national security and professional readiness.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.
The Conversation Global asked scholars from around the world what they thought of Emmanuel Macron's victory, and what means for their country.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
In India, a series of vicious attacks by 'cow vigilantes' signals that Hindu extremism is on the rise.
A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism in one way or the other during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.
In 1960, historian Ken Inglis wondered if Anzac functioned as a secular religion in Australian society. In 2017, we can confidently answer: yes, it does.
Le Pen and Macron offer two totally different visions for France’s future and its relationship to Europe.
François Hollande promised to make France’s youth a priority, but was a disappointment to them. While current candidates often showcase young supporters, will they have a voice after the election?
Those on the far right already worry about finite resources and protecting traditional culture, and they see the natural landscape as a big part of national identity.
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Contemporary television is replete with gruesome tests of survival, charting our obsession with what modern man has lost.
Rather than questioning the rule of law in Turkey, European leaders should look at ultra-nationalism in their own countries.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
The far-right candidate has published a 144-point plan for her proposed presidency.
Imagine a world in which the people of California and London shared common citizenship but needed a visa to go to Florida or Cornwall.
In reelection bid, Merkel's not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she'll defend them, too.
Financial crises and soaring inequality fueled the populist backlashes that threaten neoliberalism's core principles of free markets and free people. The world needs a new narrative to counteract it.