[30 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Sikhism and Jurisprudence

Understanding Sikhism — the fourth largest religion in the world – and how it relates to other faith values of secular religions.

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Americas, Blog, Middle East »

[9 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

By Matt Baron

As the largest Islamic constitutional republic in the world, Pakistan has always had a very divergent relationship with the United States. While fairly unpopular among the Pakistani citizenry, America has often come to rely upon the nation’s leadership, especially in the past decade. Though the alliance is logistically critical to both parties, it has not always been the most honest. The worst kept secret so far is that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) frequently colludes with and shelters extremist leaders. In response, the U.S. has progressively increased their …

Africa, Blog »

[27 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

By Will McChesney

Revolution is a lot easier than administration.

For South Africa, 1994 is remembered something like a mush-up of the endings to your favorite movies. President F.W. de Klerk announced the end of apartheid after three years of negotiations, free elections took place in South Africa, the African National Congress took more than 60 percent of the vote, Nelson Mandela became president, Ferris Bueller wasn’t expelled, John McClane threw Hans Gruber out of a window, and Humphrey Bogart wistfully watched Ingrid Bergman leaving on the plane.

The ANC’s reforms from 1994 …

Blog, Europe »

[23 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

By Rachel Poletick

“There’s a massive fire in Parliament Square – police believe it may be Nick Clegg’s pants”

On December 9, 2010, all of England was abuzz with the news of potential tuition fee rises that would be put to a vote that evening. Students rallied together, gathering in huge crowds around the city of London and other metropolitan English cities. The National Union of Students (NUS) was at the helm of political action during this time with Aaron Porter, the union’s leader and major negotiator, purportedly paving the way for …

Americas, Blog, Middle East »

[20 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

By Safiya Merchant

The recent sexual assault of CBS News correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo, Egypt is a painful reminder of the struggles female foreign correspondents often have to endure while on assignment. Besides finding sources, covering their stories, and staying away from the violence of war-torn lands, they must also protect their bodies from being abused or exploited. According to The New York Times, Logan was viciously attacked the day that the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced from power. While covering the celebrations, a mob of more than …

Africa, Blog, Middle East »

[17 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

By Edwin Rios

Will Hosni Mubarak’s resignation threaten Egyptian-Israeli relations? Probably not.

But that seems to be the prevailing fear in the minds of the Israeli people, as life in the streets of Cairo returns to normal. The protests have risen from below; the same police who attacked anti-Mubarak protestors in Tahrir Square now call for higher wages and refuse to return to their jobs until their voices have been heard. The shouts for reformation of the 18-day People’s Revolution have ceased for the moment, as the government’s future rests in the …