Jakarta’s Election and Alternatives to US Policy Towards Muslims

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by Asna Husin U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Jakarta near midnight on April 19 just hours after Anies Baswedan won Jakarta’s heated gubernatorial election against the incumbent Basuki Tjahaya Purnawa (better known as Ahok). Outsiders viewed the loss… Continue Reading  

The Bloodstained Rise of Global Populism

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by Alfred W. McCoy In 2016, something extraordinary happened in the politics of diverse countries around the world. With surprising speed and simultaneity, a new generation of populist leaders emerged from the margins of nominally democratic nations to win power. … Continue Reading  

Stealth Sectarianism

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by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini Not a week goes by without Saudi Arabia and Iran ratcheting up their war of words. In the latest round of colorful insults, the Iranian leader called Saudi leaders “puny satans” incapable of managing Hajj while the… Continue Reading  

The Globalization of Trump

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by John Feffer Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected president in… Continue Reading  

“Act of Killing” Director Hopes U.S. Will Admit Genocide Role

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by Jasmin Ramsey Watching former gangsters and paramilitary leaders proudly reenact scenes from Indonesia’s military-led mass killings of 1965-66 in the Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Act of Killing”, it’s easy to forget the role of outside countries. “It was like I… Continue Reading