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Internal And External Schisms

Every day news outlets around the world cover the latest horrors committed by the Islamic State (confusingly abbreviated as IS, ISIS, or even ISIL), and…

Russia Looks East

In a move that may further isolate Russia in the eyes of the West, Pyongyang and Moscow have formed a new year of friendship alliance…

A Tale of Two Rulers

Over one and half billion people live in India and Indonesia, two immense nations whose histories have long been intertwined. Last year, in a monumental…

Ratifying Without Resolve

The 21st century was met with an explosion of international documents intended to protect universal human rights. Indeed, the international community is currently flooded with…

The 21st Century Refugee

In a recent World Bank report entitled ‘Turn Down the Heat,’ scientists warned that without substantive action against climate change, by 2050 the world will…

Mr. Xi Jinping, Tear Down This (Fire)Wall

In Beijing, signs throughout the city read: “Patriotism, Innovation, Inclusiveness, Virtue.” Like most political slogans, this particular one relies heavily on wishful thinking and an…

Snapchat Terrorism: Liberty and Security in Britain

When two gunmen stormed the central Paris office of Charlie Hebdo in early January, and slaughtered the magazine’s most prominent cartoonists, Europe stood still in…

Unlikely Bedfellows

President Obama’s newfound friendship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the world speculating about the potential strengthening of an alliance between two crucial players…