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Turkey and the Kurds: Violence Is Not the Answer

Erdogan never understood the Kurds’ mindset. He needs to revisit history to see the hardships they have experienced.

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Escaping the Prison Island: Forgotten Refugees of Chios

The refugees trying to escape Chios shows the world’s failure to protect victims of one of the worst humanitarian disasters.

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The Letelier Assassination: A Watershed in Counter-Terrorism

How the killing of a former Chilean ambassador in Washington, DC became a watershed moment in the West’s struggle against terrorism.

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India’s Smart Cities: A Vision Without Base

The lack of a strong system of local autonomy and a poor infrastructure are the most serious handicaps for India’s Smart City vision.

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US: Corruption Unchained

It’s becoming ever harder to go after corrupt politicians and lobbyists in the United States.

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The West and War: Culture Driving Conflict

When the world’s dominant culture exalts war, it is no wonder there is so much of it.

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The Continuing Syrian Tragedy

Continuing violence in Syria is the most severe indictment of the international community’s ability to provide for peace and security.

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Beyond Dilma: The New Era of Anti-Corruption Enforcement

The Brazilian President’s removal from office will send shockwaves across Latin America, and possibly beyond.

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The U.S.-Syria Scandal: Supporting Sectarian War

Senior Obama administration officials were aware from 2012 that a war to overthrow Assad would inevitably become a sectarian bloodbath.

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Globalization and the West: Coping With the Politics of Anger

What happens when the need for economic adjustment moves from the global South to the North.

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