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Ferguson and America’s racial problems

The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked widespread protest against police brutality and racial profiling. 50 years after the passing of the Civil Rights Act and 6 years after President Obama’s hop

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Why Obama is right about Cuba

President Barack Obama's opening to Cuba is an historic shift in U.S. policy, as dramatic and significant as President Richard M. Nixon's

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Charting a new course on Cuba

On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that he had made an executive decision to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. The

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What future for the GOP?

The GOP controls U.S. politics but seems weaker than ever before: no leading figures, internal rivalries and division currently characterize the party. Is the party on the upgrade or is it just profit

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Condoleezza Rice for President

After the U.S. midterm elections, all the willing candidates are positioning themselves. Hillary Clinton seems ready to run for the Democrats, and,

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Why the GOP will not go down

With the U.S. Congress’s passage of the $1.1 trillion “Cromnibus Bill” (“Omnibus” plus “Continuing Resolution”) deep rifts inside the Democratic Party were

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Racial divisions in the U.S.

Just two weeks after thousands took to the streets in protest and outrage following a Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict

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Ferguson and the rule of law

Growing up in South Africa, my parents knew someone that had accidently run over a black kid in a tragic turn of

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Topics of the European Elections 2014

The upcoming elections to the European Parliament will determine whether Europe is moving towards an ever-closer union or drifting towards a fragmented and estranged region. We want to address the pre

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The Crimean Crisis and the Return of Geopolitics

The situation in Ukraine proves that geopolitics is still a reality in Europe. Will Russia’s behavior prompt a new cold warfare, or can the West tame Vladimir Putin? What actions need to be taken no

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