Tag: politics

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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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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The Growing Politicization of Media

While recent media attention has focused on the dangers facing journalists today, as well as trends toward polarization of media, comparatively little has been written about the politicization of media.…
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Putting the Russian and Crimean Situation Into Context

From the beginning of the Ukrainian revolution until the Russian annexation of Crimea, US officials and politicians have pointed to Russia’s aggression and disregard for international law. While it is…
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Obama’s Legacy and the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Syria

[caption id="attachment_1039" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: www.kuzeykafkasya.com[/caption] The leader of the opposition Syrian National Council just resigned. Foiled is another plan to truly arm the rebels and bring down Bashar…
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No Church on the Neoliberal Reservation: Critical Perspectives on Labor Organizing in the 21st Century

Human beings in a mob What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a God? What’s a God to a non-believer? – Frank Ocean (more…)
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The Politically Unsexy Key to Immigration Reform

On Monday, January 28, a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced an outline for comprehensive immigration reform, calling for a “tough but fair path to citizenship,” reform of the legal…
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Opening the closet door of policy: Gay rights promotion in the U.S. will be felt globally

[caption id="attachment_686" align="alignleft" width="300"] Obama addresses the Parliament in Accra, Ghana July 11, 2009. Photo credit: Chuck Kennedy/White House[/caption] President Obama's open support of gay rights in his inauguration speech…
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