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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 Effects of War-Related Mental Health Issues on Post-Conflict Reconciliation and Transitional Justice

Alexander Miller Tate | Any blame for a resurgence of violence influenced by mental health factors lies squarely with those who caused the trauma, and those who failed to adequately respond to it. Ergo, efforts to identify and treat mental health issues as a matter of urgency in the early stages of post-conflict transition should be a policy priority. Such efforts should be subject to further empirical investigation. Continue reading