Daily Archives: March 18, 2017

Ottoman Nostalgia: Turkish Referendum Poses Threat To Migrant Deal

Following an attempted military coup against the administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016, the Turkish leader is attempting to avoid future threats to his power by proposing changes that would transform the country’s parliamentary government to an executive presidency. There’s nothing inherently wrong with such a […]

Are Conflicts In The Middle East And Afghanistan The Result Of A “Clash Of Civilizations?”

The intensifying military confrontation between the West and the Arab world has spread instability and fear throughout the international community. There has been a controversial debate on whether the conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan are the result of a natural collision between cultures and values or the consequences […]

The Case For An Intersectional Approach To Humanitarian Aid

Intersectional Identities and the Experience of Displacement Natural disaster and conflict often demonstrates the acute vulnerability of certain groups. Humanitarian and international organizations, such as the Red Cross and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, play a vital role in protecting and providing for those affected, including displaced peoples. […]

Argentina’s Teachers And Unions Hit The Streets In Protest

On Monday, March 6, thousands of teachers in Argentina hit the streets of Buenos Aires in protest, demanding better working conditions and salary increases. The strike lasted 24-hours, delaying the beginning of Argentina’s academic year. Demonstrators held banners of the national flag. Specifically, the teachers were calling for a 35% […]