Observing the reactions of European countries to the ongoing migrant crisis is cause for feelings of possibility followed by despair.
Posted on 20 September 2015 | 8:00 pm
In the two years since its inception, the Arab Spring remains an extraordinarily difficult phenomenon to define and assess. Its local, national, and regional consequences have been varied and contradictory, and many of them are not obviously or immediately heartening. These observations certainly apply to Syria: although growing numbers of the country’s military personnel are…Read more The Aftermath of the Arab Spring: Women, Activism, and Non-Interference
Posted on 13 November 2012 | 11:17 am
“The presence of others who see what we see and hear what we hear assures us of the reality of the world and ourselves.” -Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition Over the past decade, European public opinion has roiled with controversy over the full face covering – the niqab or burqa – of Muslim women. According…Read more The Burqa and the Political Realm
Posted on 30 October 2012 | 11:01 am