Tag: The New School

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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Should I wear makeup because I’m a feminist or in spite of being a feminist?

Women in the workplace face conflicting expectations when it comes to makeup, from what makes them comfortable personally to vague rules spouted by the media. I rifled through the internet and my…
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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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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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My lovely and uneventful week in Jerusalem

As a journalist and student of international affairs, I find it's hard to write about Israel-Palestine without writing about the plight of the Palestinians. As a tourist visiting my wife's…
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Foundational Problems and Solutions for Middle Eastern Post-Colonial States

Looking at any crisis in a specific part of the world, one has to examine the roots of the conflict and the historic facts that led to the current crisis.…
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Technology Towards a “Conflict-Free” Tomorrow

Diamonds in Sierra Leone. Coltan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bananas in Colombia. What do these have in common? Some of the world's largest conflicts are strengthened by…
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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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Lebanon’s Syrian refugees: ‘An entire generation is growing up with PTSD’

BERUIT — Refugees are everywhere on the streets of downtown Beirut. Women and children in filthy clothes beg for money on nearly every street corner. Countless young boys tote shoeshine…
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