Defund Islamophobia Now

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by Donna Nevel While a commitment to standing with the Muslim community against Islamophobia is as important as ever, words are meaningless if not backed up in real ways that reflect this commitment. That means definitively opposing all forms of… Continue Reading  

Did Bannon Tell Gorka to Ditch the Vitezi Medal at Hungarian Reception?

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by Jim Lobe It was another not-so-good week for Sebastian Gorka. Trump’s top counter-terrorism aide has been under siege due to his past associations with far-right groups in Hungary as well as ongoing questions from well-recognized experts in the field… Continue Reading  

Jordan: No Model for Others to Follow

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by Arwa Shobaki After reading Shehab al-Mekahlah’s LobeLog post, “Jordan Attempts to Transform Challenges into Opportunities,” I felt compelled to respond. I am also a Jordanian that cares deeply for the country’s prosperity and stability, but my understanding and knowledge of… Continue Reading  

Is Belarus on the Verge of Revolution?

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by Tatyana Ivanova After a short period of liberalization, the Belarus government has changed course, tightening the screws and escalating political repression. In the past few weeks in Belarus, the authorities have unjustifiably detained, fined, and arrested more than 300 people,… Continue Reading  

Erdogan Gets His Campaign Message

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by Derek Davison Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics almost since the day he, along with Abdullah Gul, Bulent Arinc, and others, founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001. AKP won a huge victory in Turkey’s 2002… Continue Reading