How Trump Will Betray His Base

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by Rajan Menon Among the stranger features of the 2016 election campaign was the success of Donald Trump, a creature of globalization, as an America First savior of the white working class. A candidate who amassed billions of dollars by… Continue Reading  

Education: An Early Victim of the Qatar Crisis?

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by Jesse Schatz University faculty and students in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been reeling at the consequences of the ongoing Qatar crisis, fearing the implications of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt’s blockade on… Continue Reading  

The Virtues of Voting in Iran

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by Shervin Malekzadeh Nearly 40 million Iranians will vote for president on May 19. Yet, many outside observers will interpret this participation as a mobilization of bad faith, an “as if” politics in which the authorities pretend to provide competitive… Continue Reading