Venezuela falling

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Venezuela falling

Now almost a year removed, many have forgotten the revolutionary hope that grappled Venezuela’s rising youth — a movement empowered by the educated elite but which manifested itself across all of Venezuela in a matter of weeks

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The #MichaelBrown files

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The #MichaelBrown files

To better understand the complexity and divisiveness of the Michael Brown case, TheGreyCut.com has reviewed the entirety of the 25 volume grand jury transcript so that you don't have to. 

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Putin's power-ups

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Putin's power-ups

The “Prince,” Niccolo Machiavelli, once said,“There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.” Today, foreign policy and defense analysts must view their study of current Russia-Ukraine relations in this lense

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The 'Mexican Winter'

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The 'Mexican Winter'

The key will be to streamline the protests, to use a focused medium like social-media to organize it, and to further encompass mainstream Mexican society to adopt this moment as a revolutionary one...

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Iraq in vain

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Iraq in vain

Though the battle against ISIS/ISIL remains a daily and scarring consequence, the outcome of this week’s negotiations between Baghdad and Kurdistan may do more to cement the unity of Iraq — or to hasten a divided state— than the battlefield itself... 

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A republic of influence

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A republic of influence

Around the world, a skeptical reevaluation of American foreign policy was taking place as the midterm ballots were counted. From Russia to Turkey, the international community is beginning to take hard bets on how a new US senate will react to a global context ripe with conflict and difficult decisions... 

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The missing 43

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The missing 43

In many ways, the disappearance of the 43 has catalyzed a national reform movement by Mexico’s educated youth. The hunt for the students has laid bare the brutality and lawlessness of Mexico — a nation under the grip of cartel networks despite years of organized war on the drug trade. As corruption reigns, violence is currency, and Mexicans are left to take on the plurally dangerous battle that is creating an equitable democracy. 

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Democracy calling

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Democracy calling

In the coming months, it will be critical for developed countries to aid Tunisia in its transition — primarily to revitalize its anemic economy. Years from now, the world will look back at Tunisia and its race against time to reach stable democracy, and the question will be: did the developed world do enough to give them a chance?

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A new Egypt: when silence can kill

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A new Egypt: when silence can kill

Tahrir Square, the impassioned heart of Egypt’s three-year stand for democracy and a symbolic center of hope and optimism in Egypt, is now an open-air construction site. Today, the once epicenter of the ‘Arab Spring’ is a large underground parking lot in the making. Unfortunately, this reality presents no metaphor but rather a stark interpretation of Egypt, today...

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The petro-dictatorship's unfortunate love affair

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The petro-dictatorship's unfortunate love affair

For years, petro-dictatorships like Venezuela, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, have managed to dodge social upheaval through programs and security resources purchased with oil royalties— but perhaps for not much longer. The overarching question seems to illustrate a common goal; will a decrease in oil prices translate to greater personal and political freedoms in petro-dictatorships? 

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Politicizing the pandemic

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Politicizing the pandemic

As we have all witnessed, both parties are more than willing to incite public panic as collateral damage, especially during election season. But have public expectation shifted over time? Do we now expect the federal government to do more to control a pandemic? How have politicians used ebola as a political tool?...

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The popular internet: ISIS's Mein Kampf

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The popular internet: ISIS's Mein Kampf

"As US coalition forces continue airstrike missions across Syria and parts of Iraq it seems ISIS's online propaganda may be outpacing coalition counter-efforts. Unlike any other terrorists, insurgency, or militia group in history, ISIS has engineered a massive propaganda machine that uses the internet as its primary vehicle..."

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Erdogan's days

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Erdogan's days

At this time of regional crisis, Turkey continues to play a major role in the ongoing battle against ISIL — illustrating a necessary even if detrimental relationship to the US. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, once aspired to lead the Muslim world. Today, he controls the authority and power to make critical decisions directly relating to its relevant future.

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