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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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Annan: “It’s Your Future” (But it’s Bleak)

Speaking Thursday evening before a full auditorium at Baruch college, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan painted a dismal picture of the future of international cooperation. "Instead of the new world order, we have…
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25 Years after Tianamen: Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests Unfold

[caption id="attachment_1943" align="alignleft" width="422"] "Power to the People: Persist for a Better Hong Kong"    Photo by Mai Perkins during the July 1st March in Hong Kong.[/caption]   During two…
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