Category: Politics & Policy

The Tip of the Tip of the Iceberg: Trump’s Rhetoric on Migration

There are three medium to long term options for the victims of large scale displacement: integration, resettlement or voluntary repatriation. Let’s be clear here, according to UNHCR figures, only 1%…
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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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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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Neoliberalism and The Failure of the Arab Spring

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…
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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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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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Racial Discrimination in America on the UN’s Radar

[caption id="attachment_2081" align="alignleft" width="314"] Photo source: sites.google.com[/caption] It was established this year that the United Nations would observe the International Decade for People of African Descent, commencing on January 1,…
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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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