What the UK election means for Brexit and America

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Written by: Charles Hankla Despite the many distractions of a full news cycle, it’s time to start paying closer attention to Thursday’s elections in the U.K. Much has changed since U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May stunned the world in April by calling for snap elections. For starters, after the two recent terrorist…

Obama has put national security ahead of promoting democracy abroad

Written by: Robert Pee Barack Obama, the US president, waxed lyrical about some of his administration’s remarkable foreign policy achievements in his recent speech to the Democratic National Convention. “Through diplomacy, we shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons programme,” he said. “We opened up a new chapter with the people of Cuba, brought nearly 200 nations together…

Why Turkey wants to silence its academics

Written by: Fatma Müge Göçek After the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, one of the first actions of the Turkish state and government was to purge thousands of academics and deans from office. In a crackdown that rapidly spread across civil and military services, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the closure of thousands of…