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What happened to this party?

The March 22, 2016 issue of Time featured an image of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and the question, “What happened to this party?”...

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Religious Opposition Movements in Saudi Arabia

There are no legal Shiite political organizations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, only informal networks exist. The political-religious networks...

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Everyone Needs to Calm Down About American Sniper

TL:DR – If you’re going to watch American Sniper see it for what it is: a standalone film – not...

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Turkey Is Losing A PR War to the Kurds

There’s a small grocery store down the street from my apartment. It’s run by a family of Kurds from Western...

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US Foreign Policy: Calculated Disappointment

President Obama has made his share of public stance statements, like calling for dictators like Mubarak, Qaddafi, and Bashar al-Asad to step down....

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Strange Bedfellows: A Strategic Intervention in Syria

Going into its fourth year, the conflict in Syria looks much more like the 15-year-long Lebanese Civil War than the...

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Homer Simpson’s PatentedSpaceAge Out-Of-This-World Moon Waffle

I am a huge fan of liquid smoke now. I never tasted it before making these waffles, but I really...

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You Can’t Kill Hitler

I hated Inglorious Basterds. Stop giving me a hard time about it. This movie gets a lot of praise, I...

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Surprise: America Has Culture

Last week, Americans gathered around the television by the millions for what was only a game to some but to many...

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The Power of the Narrative in American Soft Power

Every now and then, the media of the world seem to experience a shocking, sudden evolution that brings significant changes....

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