How Western World Involvement Intensified the Crisis in Syria

Giana Dawod, JHU: Moscow’s decision earlier last week to end its combat mission in Syria fell on the grim 5th anniversary of the country’s conflict. What began as political protest spiraled into a civil war, sparking the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in decades, and spawning a new global terrorist threat. Starting as peaceful anti-government demonstrations, […]

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Alternative für Deutschland: The Right Populism Challenging Angela Merkel’s alternativlos paradigm

Grant Welby, JHU: The political party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) came into being in 2013 as a Eurosceptic party of comprised of disgruntled highly educated German professionals. The founder, Bernd Lucke, was a Macroeconomics professor at the University of Hamburg diametrically opposed to the adoption of the Euro as the common currency of Europe and […]

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What I Saw at an Anti-Trump Rally

Matthew Petti, JHU: 2014 has been a year of miracles for American politics. An election that could very well have been Bush-Clinton, a clash of Establishment families, turned out to be much more interesting. An arduous primary season has narrowed the race down to five candidates, with the addition possibility of a third-party campaign by […]

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