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The Rise of Iran

One could be led to believe that it all started in 2013 with the election of Hassan Rouhani to the presidency of Iran. Rouhani, along with his moderate and reformist agenda, bore much optimism among Western countries that Iran might shift direction towards a more pragmatic and less anti-Western foreign policy. But this was not what put Iran to the epicenter of the Middle East. Continue reading

Power Struggle over Ukraine: Systemic Observations

Zenonas Tziarras | Power Struggle over Ukraine | The GW Post
The Syrian civil war and now Ukraine. These are only two examples of crises over which the United States and Russia have bumped heads recently. Some might be tempted to call this a “new Cold War,” but it’s really not. What we have now is a primarily intra-systemic, capitalist, geo-economic competition fueled and exacerbated by identity politics, history and national security considerations. Continue reading

Securitizing Migration: Aspects and Critiques

Andreas Themistocleous, Securitizing Migration: Aspects and Critiques| Research Paper May 2013 | The GW Post

This paper examines the phenomenon of migration and attempts to answer the question of whether migration is a securitization product, and to what extent does the securitization process cause political and / or ethical implications.

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The Day after the Torture Report

Marianna Karakoulaki | The report only confirmed and enriched something that was already known – the use of torture by US officials. The CIA’s programme might be over yet the war on terror is not – only the methods the agencies collect information have changed. Continue reading