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Armenia: The Road to Democracy in Post-Soviet Caucasus

A Crisis in Armenia: The Fight for Democracy Recently, the mountainous former Soviet nation of Armenia has been heavily featured on mainstream media, mainly due to the country’s wave of protests against its now former prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan, led by the opposition’s leader, Nikol Pashinyan. The protests, which Mr Pashinyan said a “non-violent velvet revolution”, reacted […]

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The Failure of an International Commitment to Human Rights

Middle Eastern political analyst Emile Hokayem recently tweeted “Being from, caring about and working on the Middle East is an endless heartbreak,” in reference to reports of the use of chemical weapons in Douma, Syria, on April 7th, 2018. When I first learned that a player in the Syrian conflict, presumably the Assad government, orchestrated […]

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Kabul’s horrific bombing: The war isn’t over yet

As an enormous truck bomb blast rips through Kabul’s diplomatic district, it reminds the world that Afghanistan is still here, fighting its own wars. The powerful explosion, which killed at least 90 and wounded more than 300, is described by officials to have been one of the largest to have hit the Afghan capital. A tanker truck […]