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After 8 Years in Office, Obama Signs Off

After 8 Years in Office, Obama Signs Off

by    Kholoud Khalifa

Obama has his faults, but he will go down as a president who impacted everyone around the world. As the US president leaves office, journalists, publications and prominent figures are assessing Barack Obama’s legacy and achievements over the past eight years. We cling on to the values and principles he’s introduced to us, because it’s very Read More

Can the Pivot to Asia Survive a Trump Presidency?

Can the Pivot to Asia Survive a Trump Presidency?

by    Sebastien Smith

Obama leaves a mixed legacy in the Asia Pacific. A Trump administration may reverse much of it. Presidential transitions are seldom flawless affairs. Yet, by all accounts, Donald J. Trump’s has been a mess. Trump has not taken to the role of president-elect well, either acting as if the campaign trail is not yet over, taking Read More

America’s Great Social Media Divide

America’s Great Social Media Divide

by    Bryan Betancur and Victoria Livingstone

Evading discussion with our neighbors while taking refuge in our echo chambers contributes to the problems facing America. Recently, the prevalence of divisive rhetoric and the polarizing effects of online platforms have spurred calls for greater empathy in political discourse. Some people have suggested solutions such as urging Facebook to implement better editing controls and Read More

Populism’s Global Media Strategy

Populism’s Global Media Strategy

by    Prashanth Bhat

The relationship between the mainstream media and populism is more symbiotic than you think. Brexit in the United Kingdom and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States have marked the beginning of what some analysts call the rise of the global populist wave. Although there is no consensus among scholars on the definition of populism, a Read More

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