Category: Archive

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

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…
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South Africa’s Marie Antoinette

Johannesburg’s Nerine Gardiner has come to be known around the world as “Girl with Cake” (http://www.girlwithcake.co.za). Her mission is “to spread unconditional kindness one cake at a time.” She goes…
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On the Ground: Ukraine

Kait’s On the Ground series aims to showcase the personal consequences of current conflicts and political hot-topics. In a world of frenzied media focused on escalating tensions and violence between…
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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,…
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From Beirut to the Bakken: A Conversation With Josh Wood

Josh Wood grew up in New Hampshire and Saudi Arabia where his parents worked for Saudi Arabian Airlines. After graduating from George Washington University with a Bachelors in Middle Eastern studies…
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Enters Uncharted Territory

On Tuesday, the UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution on Palestinian statehood. Wednesday the Palestinian Authority moved to join the International Criminal Court. Thus begins a chain of events that…
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The Resurgent GCC & The Fight for the Future of the Middle East

War in Syria and Iraq has upset the traditional balance of power in the Middle East. In the short term this has already led to some fascinating developments and political…
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Opinion: The Line Between Political Correctness and Meaninglessness

On every other floor of certain buildings at The New School there are “All Gender Restrooms.”  These bathrooms state, “Anyone can use this restroom regardless of your gender identity or…
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Politicized Approaches to the ISIS International Security Crisis

The world is currently facing a new critical security issue represented in the rise of the terrorist organization “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (ISIS). In this article I investigate…
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