From Blue to Red: An Evaluation of the Evolution of the Democracy of the Turkish Republic

By Mina Erten | Art: Gradient of Democracy by Manya Tam | December 11, 2017 A downfall of humankind is that no matter the amount of forewarning, we are creatures that learn best through experience and identifying the problem and its consequences with the self. If this were not true, then politics in the 21st … Continue reading From Blue to Red: An Evaluation of the Evolution of the Democracy of the Turkish Republic

Climate Change Refugees: Legitimate Status or Just Child’s Play?

By Arianna Cooper | December 11, 2017 The metaphorical force of the canary in the coalmine. [1] Climate Change: a change in weather patterns altering the global temperature for an extended period of time due to certain human activities.    Climate change is a popular crisis in the environmental and conservation field. The topic has … Continue reading Climate Change Refugees: Legitimate Status or Just Child’s Play?

Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism

By Joseph Hille | December 11, 2017 Think about the news media you are exposed to and the academic articles you read regarding contemporary political trajectories. On the left, one likely reads many critiques of neoliberalism; while on the right, the same is likely true for socialist ideals. This is the case in any system … Continue reading Anarchy: From Nihilism to Nationalism to Nazism

The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine

By Mimi Brown | March 15, 2017 The question of democracy in Israel/Palestine is perhaps one of the most contentious questions regarding the concepts of empire and state legitimacy of modern history. There are numerous collective memories of the physical land and a wide spectrum of historical and political narratives to which the state's citizens … Continue reading The Millet System & Minorities in Israel/Palestine

Challenging Narratives: Pop Culture and the Refugee Crisis

By Kate McGuire | May 1, 2016 1. A Political and Moral Crisis In 2015, Europe received approximately 1.2 million first-time applications for asylum, more than double the amount received the year before. By summer 2015, some Greek islands were seeing an average of 1,000 arrivals by sea per day. Though routes are constantly in … Continue reading Challenging Narratives: Pop Culture and the Refugee Crisis