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Muhammad Depictions on Washington, D.C. Metro?

Muhammad Depictions on Washington, D.C. Metro?

The current debate over political advertising in the Washington, D.C.-area transit system moves the issue from “free speech” to “public safety,” and probably toward the Supreme Court.

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Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq?

Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq?

After a perilous roller coaster ride in 2014, the question of independence for the Kurdistan Region moves back to the front burner.

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Islam in Belgrade, Serbia in the EU?

Islam in Belgrade, Serbia in the EU?

This is the second in a series of “Serbia: Snapshots” – considerations of different aspects of Serbian society as it approaches the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, which ended the wars in Bosnia.

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Morning in Belgrade

Morning in Belgrade

This is the first in a series of “Serbia: Snapshots” – considerations of different aspects of Serbian society as it approaches the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, which ended the wars in Bosnia.

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The Armenians Remember

The Armenians Remember

A new United Nations report documents Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) actions against the Yezidis as genocide, while the Armenians prepare to commemorate the centennial of their own.

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How We Got to the FCC Debate Over Broadband

How We Got to the FCC Debate Over Broadband

Amidst the U.S. debate over regulating the Internet, it’s useful to consider the impact of the era in which the Internet came of age.

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The Eroding Authority of Government?

The Eroding Authority of Government?

How does the “the eroding authority of government” impact American foreign policy making?

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New Christian Divisions in Nineveh

New Christian Divisions in Nineveh

With two new armed forces opposing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Iraqi politics and security continues to get even more complicated.

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Obama Heads to India for Summit with Modi

Obama Heads to India for Summit with Modi

January is an important month in India-U.S. relations, with the arrival of a new U.S. ambassador, a visit by Secretary of State John Kerry to the country, and a meeting in New Delhi between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama.

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About the Author

Jim Quirk
Jim Quirk

Jim Quirk teaches American and comparatiive politics at American University in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Loyola University Maryland, The Catholic University of America, and the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria. His favorite projects have included work with online learning, Mexico, the Balkans, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, OSCE, and IEEE. He tweets from @webQuirks.

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