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100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: A Look into the Future of The Armenian-Turkish Relations

April 24th marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. A century later, the genocide remains controversial as Turkey and Armenia disagree on the events of 1915. Armenia and twenty countries around the world, many with active Armenian diaspora communities, recognize the genocide took place. Turkey’s official position is that forced migrations throughout the region resulted in the deaths of […]

Is Athens burning? Reflections on a Divided Europe

Blog post by: Sam Kramer January’s elections in Greece left no uncertainty as to the popular opinion there. Far-left, anti-Euro Syriza won 48% of the seats, one of the biggest margins since democracy’s return in 1976. Berlin and Brussels are concerned for the rest of the Eurozone. Greece, saddled with […]

Double Take: Israel

Double Take: Israel

Politics Transcended  Blog post by: Alisa Laufer When considering challenges present in the American political scene—before the economy, the environment, or health care—I worry first about the lack of bipartisanship among our national leaders.  Without compromise across the aisle, issues that should be prioritized suffer from excessive debate and stalling.  That […]

Protecting Cross-Border Clean Water Programs

Earlier this month, President Obama introduced his 2016 budget proposal and, to no one’s surprise, Congressional Republicans dismissed most of it as “dead on arrival.” This year’s budget brawl will likely be over the President’s more controversial proposals: free community college, higher taxes on big corporations, and a massive increase […]

Double Take: Ukraine

Double Take: Ukraine

Blog post by: Michael Chacon Russia is currently in an economic tumble. The country’s stock market declined by 30% in the first 15 days of December 2014 as investors continued to drop their Russian assets like a bad habit. It’s annual inflation rate in November 2014 was at 9.1%. The ruble […]