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2May

One of the greatest countries in the world, United States of America, has been successfully building up liberalism and democracy through centuries. However, its feasibility and focus tends to be shifted with presidency of Donald Trump, a Republican, whose clear conservative stance is explicitly controversial on wide range of...

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30Apr

Populism has always been there, but its rise has explicitly advanced lately around the world. Populist leaders are gaining support and an increasing number of populist parties are obtaining votes, securing parliamentary seats and entering government coalitions as well as emerging as an active opposition. What does populism mean? Is...

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18Mar

Death penalty was always a moral question. From the “punishment” of the criminals and political opponents we arrived to the formal executions which can be registered since the recorded history. Most of the historical records says that death penalty was a part of the justice system. They thought that...

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15Mar

Euroscepticism was always an existing phenomenon, mostly practiced by the United Kingdom, and other particular nations expressing their disagreement with several aspects of the EU framework. Although, at the beginning the establishment of the European Economic Community was widely supported by the United Kingdom, the participation was less unequivocal....

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22Jul

Friday night on July 15, 2016, I was brainstorming with my colleague at the ICRP on the news headlines that interest us most. Suddenly, news on the then ongoing military coup attempt in Turkey appeared on our social media news feeds. Confused and shocked of what was going on,...

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1Jun

The year of 2016 has been marked by many events so far: the attacks in Brussels, in Ankara and in Lahore, the talks on EU migration deals and quota system for member countries, the issue of Brexit, and many more. However, this year began with the mass sexual assaults...

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2May

The American campaigns leading up to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions are not just a hot topic in America, or among political pundits, the campaigns have become an international spectator sport. The garish and cartoonish personalities of the candidates, the outlandish accusations and arguments, and the complicated and...

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14Apr
April 14, 2016 Aldoreza Prandana, Blog 0

Sexual Identity is often confused with ideas of traditional “masculinity or femininity”, or gender stereotypes, as definitions. The premise comes from that men are [supposed to be] masculine and women are [supposed to be] feminine. It is problematic when men and women who do not fit into their “assigned”...

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1Aug
August 01, 2015 Blog, Marta Vidal , 0

Islamic State, IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh? What should we call the terrorist movement which proclaimed itself caliphate and has now control over a territory of about 10 million inhabitants in Iraq and Syria? As the Salafist extremist militant group continues to make headlines in the news, there is an...

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1Jul

While the world is gradually making efforts to get closer to equal societies, where both men and women would enjoy the same rights and freedoms everywhere, such practices as Female Genital Mutilation (Female circumcision) not only are not disappearing, but are currently gaining new grounds. In 2008 female circumcision...

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