• Are You Staying, Or Just Passing Through? The Geopolitics Of Asylum

    Posted on Geopoliticus
    European politics have been roiled over the past few years by the question of how the EU as a whole and its individual member states should deal with refugees seeking asylum from the ongoing wars throughout the Greater Middle East. Most attention has been ...

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  • Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad (Source: kremlin.ru)

    Putin Doubles Down in Syria

    Posted on E-Notes
    A year ago, President Obama opined that Russian intervention in Syria would turn into a quagmire. One year later, however, Russia is expanding and consolidating its positions and goals in Syria. Bashar Assad’s rule looks more secure than ever, buttressed by Russian weapons (including ...

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  • Egypt’s Crackdown on the Human Rights Community

    Posted on E-Notes
    This essay addresses the unprecedented crackdown against advocacy organizations – a crackdown that could permanently silence voices who seek to foster an Egyptian polity based on the rule of law and respect for citizens’ rights. The government employs judicial investigations and selective arrests as ...

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  • Tanks in Red Square During the 1991 Coup Attempt

    Twenty-Five Years after the Coup that Ended the USSR

    Posted on E-Notes
    Russian tanks are not widely known as instruments of democracy, but at least one can claim that mantle. Twenty-five years ago this week, Boris Yeltsin, who would later become president of independent Russia, climbed on top of a tank in the center of Moscow ...

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  • Kanan Makiya, Credit Ashley Gilbertson

    Famed Writer Kanan Makiya To Receive Award from Philly’s Foreign Policy Research Institute

    Posted on BackChannel
    On Thursday, November 17, 2016, the Foreign Policy Research Institute will present its 12th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award to critically acclaimed writer Kanan Makiya at its 2016 Annual Dinner, co-chaired by Marina Kats, Ronald J. Napes, and the Hon. Dov S. Zakheim. ...

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