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What’s All This Talk About a Gulf-Israel Alliance?

What’s All This Talk About a Gulf-Israel Alliance?

by    Giorgio Cafiero and Andrea Petrelli

In all probability, Israel’s relationship with the Gulf monarchies will remain unofficial and controversial. Since Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ascended to the throne in January 2015, there has been much discussion about an “unlikely partnership” or “tacit alliance” between Israel and the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members. Earlier this month, the Arab Gulf states Read More

Service-Learning Trips: What Not To Do

Service-Learning Trips: What Not To Do

by    Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Summer service-learning projects that take place in the global south can easily slip into reaffirming unequal relations of power between students and host communities. With summer just around the corner, many college and high school students are preparing to head out for service-learning trips. These trips are increasingly taking place in the global south, offering Read More

The Greatest Problem Facing Latinos Under Trump

The Greatest Problem Facing Latinos Under Trump

by    Bryan Betancur

US mainstream media either ignores Latinos entirely or relegates them to symbols of immigration. Despite recent attempts to bring national attention to the concerns of the Hispanic community, America’s Latinos remain largely invisible. As the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency drew to a close, Hispanics took stock of their perceived place under the new Read More

Arundhati Roy, Please Do Not Support Pakistan’s Jihad in Kashmir

Arundhati Roy, Please Do Not Support Pakistan’s Jihad in Kashmir

by    Mayank Singh

Arundhati Roy, a Booker prize winner, fails to realize that India is a vibrant democracy and Pakistan is playing the jihad card in Kashmir to destabilize it. Dear Ms. Roy, It is wonderful to see you back in the limelight. One must admit that in these volatile times when India and Pakistan are brutally sparring Read More

Social Media and Consumerism in Indonesia

Social Media and Consumerism in Indonesia

by    Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dikanaya Tarahita

How social media platforms contribute to growing consumerism among Indonesian youth. Indonesia is a nation of 258 million people. Of that, nearly 124 million are in the labor force — the fifth largest in the world. So, it is easy to see that Indonesia carries enormous potential to keep improving its economic growth and to Read More

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