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August 3, 2016
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The Election Basar 2016

November is just few months away. Two top candidates are getting busier with their campaigns. Election market is very hot at the moment. It’s all about going into the Oval Office.

May 19, 2014
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Text of Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks at 2014 Class Day

John Kerry ’66 was the featured speaker at the Class Day ceremony on May 18. He was introduced by two of the events co-chairs: Nia Holston and Josh Rubin. Here is a transcription of his address.

February 16, 2014
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New book explores challenges for democracy in North Africa

The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book.  The book, called ‘Party Politics and the Prospects for democracy in … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
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Istanbul Panel Offers Multiple Perspectives on Middle East-West Issues

“There is a tendency in the West to stay ignorant to what Islam stands for,” noted Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. ambassador who is currently senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, speaking at a panel held in … Continue reading

November 28, 2012
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Commentary: Ian Straughn: Is Egypt’s Revolution in Doubt?

Egypt’s new democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi recently made world headlines on two accounts. The first was for his central role in brokering a cease-fire in Gaza between Israeli forces and Hamas. The second, which followed almost immediately after the … Continue reading

December 23, 2011
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Dictators in The Dock

*Human rights trials for ex-dictators speed healing* If dictators who torture, kill, or otherwise abuse their citizens’ human rights are overthrown, should they be brought to trial? On one hand, convicting and punishing an ex-dictator and his minions would strike … Continue reading