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Thinking Aloud: The Palestine Delusion on College Campuses

March 14, 2016 by Darius  “From the river to the sea, our country will be free!” That’s heard constantly at pro-Palestine protests and posted on social media. As a slogan, it’s pithy, quotable, and even catchy—and also something that should … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Islamism and the Rise of ISIS: Is the Middle East Exceptional?”

Oct. 14, 2015 by Darius  Earlier this month, I saw Brookings fellow Shadi Hamid talk about “Islamism and the Rise of ISIS: Is the Middle East Exceptional?” Hamid mainly discussed recent trends in political Islam in the Middle East. According … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Guatemala Votes to Strip Its President of Immunity”

“Guatemala Votes to Strip Its President of Immunity” The New York Times, September 1, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/02/world/americas/guatemala-votes-to-strip-its-president-of-immunity.html?ref=world “In a sweeping rejection of entrenched corruption, Guatemala’s Congress voted on Tuesday to strip President Otto Pérez Molina of his immunity from prosecution, a … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Anti-Corruption Protests Lead Iraqi Prime Minister To Eliminate Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister In Reform Effort”

“Anti-Corruption Protests Lead Iraqi Prime Minister To Eliminate Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister In Reform Effort” International Business Times, August 9, 2015 http://www.ibtimes.com/anti-corruption-protests-lead-iraqi-prime-minister-eliminate-vice-president-deputy-2045405 “Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi won the support of his cabinet to pass sweeping reforms aimed at … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Burundi Unraveling?

May 1, 2015 by Darius  This week’s street protests in Burundi are being met with an increasingly violent response.  The country is on the verge of unraveling in the run-up to a presidential election.  Hundreds of students have sought refuge at … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Brazilian Protests Return as Scandals Intensify”

“Brazilian Protests Return as Scandals Intensify” The New York Times, April 13, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/world/americas/brazilian-protests-return-as-scandals-intensify.html?_r=0 “For the second time in a month, thousands of protesters marched in cities across Brazil on Sunday calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, who … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Pushing All of Algeria’s Buttons

Feb. 28, 2015 by Darius In the deserts of southern Algeria, protests against the government occur almost every day.  Near some towns, youths have closed roads with blockades of burning tires.  Clashes with riot police and soldiers are becoming more … Continue reading

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