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Op-ed: On Enes Kanter, the Turkish Government, and the Politics of Sports

Op-ed: On Enes Kanter, the Turkish Government, and the Politics of Sports For most of his adult life Enes Kanter has been on the radar of the basketball world. After moving to the United States as a teenager, Kanter quickly developed a reputation as a young player to watch. He cemented this reputation, and gave a major spark to his professional aspirations, in 2010 when, at the […]

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International Implications of Ukraine’s Decentralization

International Implications of Ukraine’s Decentralization

The local governance reform that Kyiv started in 2014 will, if successful, have cross-border repercussions by way of making the Ukrainian state more resilient, compatible with the EU, and a model for other post-Soviet republics. The currently ongoing decentralization reform in Ukraine leads to beneficial effects for the everyday life of citizens. Public administration becomes […]

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De-bunking Russian Language Myths About Ukraine and the Baltics

De-bunking Russian Language Myths About Ukraine and the Baltics

Since conflict erupted in eastern Ukraine in early 2014, regional observers have worried that Russia could instigate a similar incursion in the Baltics to ‘protect ethnic Russians.’ Seemingly – goes the narrative – the ethnic Russians are identified as those who speak Russian. The reality in these countries, however, is far from that clear-cut distinction. […]

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Op-ed: Have You Heard About “Made In China 2025”? You Will

Op-ed: Have You Heard About “Made In China 2025”? You Will

Seeking to become a dominant force in global high-tech manufacturing, the Chinese government launched what’s being called “Made in China 2025.” By using subsidies, mobilizing state-owned enterprises, and pursuing intellectual property acquisition, the program aims to catch up with, and then surpass, western technological prowess in advanced industries. However, Washington argues that the policy relies […]

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In honor of Congressman Walter Jones..

Congressman Walter Jones, a Republican who had represented North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district since 1995, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. Jones became ill in July 2018, when he began missing votes in the House of Representatives. He was re-elected unopposed in November, but was too weak to travel to Washington. Instead, his longtime colleague […]

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Approaching The Venezuelan Spring

Approaching The Venezuelan Spring

When millions of Venezuelans left their country over the last few months the world finally started to refocus on Venezuela. Since the death of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has not gathered much attention outside of the region. When three million of its citizens crossed the border into Colombia, Brazil as well as the rest of Latin […]

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Op-Ed: Why does Trump ignore persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh?

Op-Ed: Why does Trump ignore persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh?

In recent days, US President Donald Trump congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election in a letter sent to the Bangladeshi Prime Minister. However, at the same time, President Trump acknowledged that Bangladesh should “renew its commitment to protecting human rights, individual freedom of expression and democratic institutions.” According to Trump, “Ongoing reports of attacks on […]

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Taking the long route: China’s path to global leadership

Taking the long route: China’s path to global leadership

Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States of America is progressively distancing from its global leadership role. President Trump is clear that he wants American dollars spent on American people. In line with this ethos, America has withdrawn from major treaties to focus on getting its own house in order – […]

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Why did Somalia blacklist its country’s top UN diplomat?

Why did Somalia blacklist its country’s top UN diplomat?

In the first week of the New Year, Somalia was one of the few countries that dominated the headlines. Not because one of her finest daughters, Ilhan Omar, who came to the US two decades ago and was elected as an American lawmaker, but because Somalia declared the UN’s chief diplomat—who had only been working […]

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Will Ukraine’s Euromaidan Democrats Eventually Prevail?

Will Ukraine’s Euromaidan Democrats Eventually Prevail?

A recent Forum of Democratic Forces may have finally started the process of formation of a broad pro-reform coalition of largely untainted anti-corruption fighters. On 11th January 2019, Kyiv hosted a congress of various pro-reformist grouping that together announced their support for the presidential candidacy of former Minister of Defense Anatoliy Hrytsenko. In fact, the […]

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Considering Political and National Divorce

Considering Political and National Divorce

Dear Great Britain, I understand the last few years of separation from the European Union has not been easy. The EU has not always been kind, and has often smothered your national identity, even telling you that your once sacrosanct High Courts were nothing compared to the laws he sought to impose on you without […]

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