Andrea Curulla

Andrea Curulla is a political and social analyst. After being an advocacy officer in the West Bank for an Italian nongovernmental organization, he became a freelance journalist and a researcher. He currently works with a grassroots organization in Jerusalem. Curulla holds a Master’s in European Studies from the Institute for European Studies, Brussels.

BDS Against Israeli Academics

Is BDS weakening the Palestinian struggle by censoring Israeli academia? On March 15, a United Nations (UN) report confirmed that Israel’s policies in Palestine constitute an “apartheid regime” and supported the calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) to end the status quo. BDS is an international campaign calling for the implementation of economic, political, cultural and... Continue Reading

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China’s Expansion Spells Nicaragua’s Destruction

Washington’s focus in Asia and the Middle East has given Beijing the opportunity to gain a strategic foothold in Latin America. With 42% of people below the poverty line, Nicaragua has the weakest social indicators in Latin America. The country’s economic situation is mainly a result of the US embargo following the 1980s Sandinista Revolution. Nicaragua also lacks diversification in its... Continue Reading

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The Untold Story of Israel’s Soft Oppression

Israeli forces target youth with provocative acts designed to trigger violence, in order to gain legitimacy in occupying more Palestinian territory. On October 4, Fadi Aloon, 19, was chased by orthodox Jews. While offering no resistance, he was shot dead by an Israeli police officer just outside East Jerusalem. Police later revealed he stabbed a Jewish teenager. The incident rocked an... Continue Reading

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History Provides Lessons for Jerusalem’s Future

In solving the Jerusalem issue, history presents obstacles and opportunities. On April 15, the Israeli Supreme Court affirmed the application of the Absentee Property Law in Occupied East Jerusalem, therefore, allowing the unlawful confiscation of property and assets in the area from their Palestinian owners residing in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. The confirmation of this law, issued in... Continue Reading

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Lebanon and Islamic State Reveal Cracks in Arab World

Lebanon’s tensions demonstrate the flawed nature of nation-states in the Arab world. When states are created without the correspondence of a crystallized nation, the outcome of nationalism can be linked to community tensions and, to some extent, the development of terrorist organizations like the Islamic State (IS). The current context in Lebanon illustrates the roots and outcomes of... Continue Reading

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