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Bilateral Complicity: The Next US President and Egypt

Bilateral Complicity: The Next US President and Egypt

by    Ryan J. Suto

The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US response to the Islamic State. This series instead focuses on five alternative Middle East policy challenges facing the next president. In this third part, Ryan J. Suto discusses the future of bilateral relations with Egypt. Read part one on Iraq and Read More

Yazidi Refugees Tell Their Story

Yazidi Refugees Tell Their Story

by    Siraj Davis

Yazidi refugees reveal tragic and inspirational stories of surviving ethnic cleansing by the Islamic State. The Yazidi people are an ethno-religious group with aspects of their religion entailing a mixture of Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism. They are monotheistic, worshipping one God, but their most holy religious figure is Sheikh Read More

How Can Democracy Go Wrong?

How Can Democracy Go Wrong?

by    Ahmed Ezzeldin

Is the representative nature of democracy the source of its poor outcomes? When we talk about dictatorships, we recall terrifying names like Stalin, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jung Un, Idi Amin. They are all associated with images of unconstrained power, racism, xenophobia, nationalism, brutality and mass murder. We label them as dictators to distinguish them Read More

Singapore’s Road to Multiculturalism

Singapore’s Road to Multiculturalism

by    Tom Benner

What lessons can multicultural Singapore offer America in light of the latter’s ongoing racial and religious tensions? Raw feelings over race and religion dominate the American political season. The talk is of walls and deportations to keep some out, “extreme vetting” for immigrants of a certain faith, and a debate over whose lives matter that Read More

The World This Week: War in Syria is a Never-Ending Tragedy

The World This Week: War in Syria is a Never-Ending Tragedy

by    Atul Singh

The Syrian Civil War will continue because of protracted repression, rising sectarianism, the collapse of Iraq, extensive foreign interference and a tortured past. On September 25, Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations (UN), declared with much passion, “what Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counterterrorism; it is barbarism.” In Read More

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