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Political Puppeteers: A Show of Bloodshed Print E-mail


by Jennifer Young
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Why do we call it political violence when apolitical civilians are the ones who suffer most? It seems to be because political factors, the concerns from the leaders in power or those individuals seeking power, are driving the violence.

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Multiculturalism Print E-mail

By Marah Bukai
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Is it possible for a society that is built upon pluralism of races, ethnicity, and cultures to have a unifying identity independent of its distinct racial, ethnic and cultural components? Is it unrealistic to believe in a unilateral cultural identity? Put another way, is E Pluribus Unum a viable national credo in today's world?

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Take an active role in society and never give up Print E-mail

 An exclusive interview with Afnan Al Zayani
 By Marah Bukai

 Mrs. Afnan Al Zayani was recently named one of the 100 most influential Arabs in 2008 by ArabianBusiness.com, recognizing her as “one of the most accomplished women in the region.”

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American Political Vitality Print E-mail

By Marah Bukai
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The U.S. institutions carry all the necessary chromosomes of eternal youth and attractive political vitality. It is still immune to the flaccidity and fatigue that hit aging nations. It will remain capable of running the democratic process inland and overseas into the third millennium of modern human history.

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Cultivating a Culture of Fear: Post 9/11 America Print E-mail


 By Jennifer Young
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Wellbeing is generally synonymous with having security. This could mean security of food, shelter, identity, freedom; security from harm. When this security is in danger; either perceived or real, it is natural to act aggressively to protect what one holds dear. However, in the case of United States diplomacy,what should be sacrificed in the name of national security?

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The Power of Dance: Uniting the World Print E-mail

By Marah Bukai
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What kind of pleasure can be found in vibrant movements of the body, its studied shivering, and its fight against emptiness? And how can dancers succeed in maneuvering on the stage to the point where it takes our breath away?

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No More Than a "Refuge" Print E-mail
 

 By  Tarek Heggy
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Many in Egypt today are talking about two features that have come to dominate the country's social landscape. The first is that manifestations of piety have become far more widespread in recent times than they were a century ago. The second is that there is a noticeable upsurge in behavioural.

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Is Hamas Committed to the Ceasefire? Print E-mail

By Yoram Kohen

 Despite this breach of the tahdiya, or ceasefire, both Hamas and Israeli leaders have stressed their desire to deescalate the situation. But considering Hamas's history of violence against Israel, the organization's commitment to the tahdiya is open to serious question.

 

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