Behzad Yaghmaian

Behzad Yaghmaian is a professor of political economy at Ramapo College in New Jersey. [United States]

A Progressive Foreign Policy Platform for Bernie Sanders

How the Vermont Senator can distinguish himself from other candidates with a global vision.

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Getting to Greece: Nur and Leyla

A refugee’s desperate bid to be reunited with her husband and daughter.

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Sudanese in Istanbul: Nur’s Story

Behzad Yaghmaian recalls the experience of a Sudanese refugee family trying to cross into Europe illegally to seek asylum.

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Fleeing Sudan: One Refugee’s Story

Behzad Yaghmaian recounts the tale of Nur’s journey to Istanbul.

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Migration Crisis: How to Break the Cycle of Death and Amnesia

Europe alone cannot be asked to single-handedly shoulder the migration/refugee crisis facing the world.

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The Inevitable Emergence of Assad as a U.S. Ally

Syrian Rebels

The only option for the United States to defeat the Islamic State and end the refugee crisis.

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Syria’s Civil War and the World’s Oldest Refugee

A reflection on our collective failures as human societies.

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Syrian Refugees: A Need for Global Burden Sharing

The world is on notice: We are facing a looming humanitarian crisis.

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Selective Morality and Syria

A case against a U.S. attack in Syria — and a path forward.

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The Schizophrenic U.S.-Mexican Wall

What is the human cost of militarizing the U.S.-Mexican border?

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