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Resolving Contradictions in U.S. Foreign Policy

By Ellie Merle A key aspect of U.S. foreign policy as stated numerous times by George W. Bush has been to ‘spread democracy in the Middle East.’ It was this guiding concept that lay behind the Iraq War of 2003, … Continue reading

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The Deafening Silence and Bahrain

While NATO troops are engaged in Libya and news outlets report on the unrest developing in Syria and elsewhere, one of the most severe opposition crackdowns which has thus far occurred in the Arab Spring in underway in Bahrain.  While … Continue reading

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How do you celebrate a death?

I may regret posting so immediately, but I wanted to maintain the heat of the moment.  My first thoughts when I heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed were positive, as I’m sure was the case for … Continue reading

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A bad week for Israel…

Shockingly, in spite of the royal wedding which occupied the attention of the world (or at least its media outlets), significant events did indeed occur outside of London. The two major political groups in Palestine, Hamas and Fatah, have come … Continue reading

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