Human Rights

Trump's Strategy on Use of Federal Law Enforcement

2020 Aug 03

When the American colonies won their independence from England, England recognized each of the 13 colonies as an independent, sovereign nation.

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On the Murder of Husham al-Hashemi

2020 Jul 12

Husham left behind a wife and four young children, along with many friends across the political spectrum and across the world. I had known him for about six years. Husham was a bit of an enigma at first: an Iraqi security analyst with contacts...

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The Main Street Manifesto

2020 Jun 28

The historic protests sweeping America were long overdue, not just as a response to racism and police violence, but also as a revolt against entrenched plutocracy.

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Why the prosecution of a Minneapolis police officer is such a rarity

2020 May 30

The doctrine of qualified immunity too often gives police miscreants a free pass

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Unemployment during coronavirus: The psychology of job loss

2020 Apr 05

Millions of people around the world have lost their jobs amid the current Covid-19 crisis. How should you handle your emotional reaction?

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Remembering the Forgotten Gandhi

2020 Mar 14

The Dandi March, which started 90 years ago, inaugurated Mahatma Gandhis most successful attempt at civil disobedience against the British Raj.

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A Stress Test for Public Health Systems

2020 Mar 11

Now that the coronavirus has gone global, markets are swooning and the weaknesses of national health systems are being revealed. Like the slower-moving crisis of antimicrobial resistance, the pandemic should alert governments to the need for significantly

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A Vehicle for Revolution

2020 Mar 10

Baghdads motorized rickshaws are a symbol of the larger crisis Iraq faces as it fails to give its youths a viable future.

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The Shia vs. the ‘Shia Crescent’

2020 Mar 10

Whether by force or politics, Iran desperately needs to reconsolidate power among Shia constituencies throughout the region, but this challenge may prove insurmountable given current public sentiment in Iraq and Lebanon.

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Iraq Cries Out for Unity

2019 Dec 27

Although the ongoing Shia-led protests in Iraq have not spread to regions with a Sunni majority (including Kurdish areas), many members of these communities have supported the protest clamor...

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Distrust fuels protests in the Middle East and North Africa

2019 Dec 27

Street protests are enveloping the developing world and especially the Middle East and North Africa Algeria...

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Why End the Global Media Crisis?

2019 Nov 28

Despite its scope and complexity, the crisis in the news media is far from intractable. Addressing it will require the worlds wealthy democracies to use foreign

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