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The Great Liberal Dodge

When it comes to the naïve-cynic political spectrum, I really try to sit right in the middle. No really, I do. I mean, yeah, there is a constant stream of power-hungry parasites that try to attack our democratic system daily, but if…

Truth and Reconciliation: Transitional Justice and Religion in a Globalized World

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The interface between religious traditions and globalization is creating new tensions and unprecedented challenges. The more diverse the population, the more competing answers to the fundamental questions that religion address, and thus the more likely individual and group rights will…

Has “Zero Problems with Neighbours” Failed?

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The current crisis in Syria has seen a largely inconsistent and vacillating foreign policy response from Turkey. This has led many to argue that Ankara’s foreign policy, called ‘zero problems with neighbors’, has failed. However, Turkey’s approach to foreign policy,…

“From Tatarszentgyorgy to Tatarszentgyorgy,” Parts 1 and 2

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This is a great documentary about the Magyar Guard in Hungary. The Guard is a paramilitary organization linked to the far-right party Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary). They have been banned by the Hungarian state and the European Court…

China and Japan in Anarchy: A Neorealist and Constructivist Explanation of the Kurihara Island Conflict

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On September 11th, 2012, China issued a statement explaining its claim to sovereignty over a group of islands in the East China Sea, despite the fact that the Japanese government had announced its intention to purchase the islands from private…