An Exit Strategy for Palestine


As the Syrian refugee crisis unfolds, let’s to turn our attention to another group of refugees – the Palestinian refugees.   When asked how she would describe her life, Salwa Ahmed summarizes it in three words: “A refugee-camp life.” She… Continue Reading

The Non-Violence Project Film Series & More!


Meet the New School Non-Violence Project! Thanks to member and GPIA graduate student Elyse Greenblatt, The New Context learned a lot about this wonderful student organization. 1. When did the NVP start? And what is your mission? The New School Non-Violence… Continue Reading

Has the UN Global Compact succeeded? What if it is failing?

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After an introduction to the United Nations Global Compact (UN GC) in 2013 at the UN school of Multilateral Diplomacy, I became a fan of the United Nations and was impressed by the idea of having a Corporate Social Responsibility… Continue Reading

From Grad Student To International Journalist, Marc Perry Shares His Story


A Day In The Life is an ongoing TNC series where professionals in the International Affairs field share their inspirational journeys to GPIA students. Meet Marc Perry, an international journalist, writer, and photographer.  My journey began on holiday in Greece, during the height… Continue Reading

Neoliberalism and The Failure of the Arab Spring

Egyptian soldiers stand guard near the Republican Guard headquarters, where former President Mohamed Morsi was thought to be held July 2013. (Ed Giles/Getty Images)

The neoliberal economic restructuring of Middle Eastern and North African economies laid the foundations for the Arab uprisings in the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis. After decades of dropping trade barriers, lowering wages, and de-industrialisation, Arab governments had stripped… Continue Reading

The Confederalists: a Kurdish movement bolsters women and bashes the West


“While the world is discussing what to do with ISIS, Kurdish women are doing it.” Dilar Dirik cried in a September 2014 speech about theories of statelessness at a European conference. Dirik, a PhD candidate at Cambridge, used the speech to give… Continue Reading