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
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
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, 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
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
The World This Week
Moon Jae-in’s election victory is a triumph for democracy, but reforming the economy, balancing China and the US, and managing North Korea will prove tricky. This week, US President Donald Trump sacked James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. To say this has proved to be...
Africa This Month
Despite economic shocks and political turmoil, the jettisoning of a shady nuclear deal and the launch of a malaria vaccine are great news for Africa. In the March edition of Africa This Month, the authors warned about the risk of famine in parts of the continent. This month, the Famine Early...