The Fall of Eastern Aleppo & Its Consequences

The Fall of Eastern Aleppo & Its Consequences

The fall of Aleppo may be the final nail in the coffin for Syria’s orphaned revolution. An Assadist victory means the end of Aleppo’s civil democratic experiment, once a beacon of hope. It means the possible arrest of hundreds more civil society activists, medical and...

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Trump and the Middle East

Trump and the Middle East

US support for authoritarian regimes, in the Middle East and elsewhere, is likely to increase. Trump repeatedly expressed his respect for "strong men", on the model of the authoritarian, macho and white man, stating that even "the bad guys" like Saddam Hussein and...

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Election of Donald Trump Marks Regression to Authoritarianism

Election of Donald Trump Marks Regression to Authoritarianism

Although Trump’s message has been against “big government,” in fact his economic plan which mainly consists of tax cuts for large companies and massive spending cuts in the public sector, does not contradict the rule of a strong state/army.  His authoritarianism might...

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