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  • Barcamp: How the Internet Changes our Reality

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    What’s the hashtag for this revolution? From #solidarity to #occupy, we’re seeing the power of Internet-enabled political action all around us. Individuals can organize quickly, they can unify around ideas, they can find and spread information (and misinformation) with lightning speed. It’s obvious that virtual platforms can have real-world impact, […]

  • Take the Power Back

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    As the Arab Spring stretches into the Arab Summer it has become harder and bloodier for each dictator to fall. The speed with which Ben Ali was deposed shocked the world, Hosni Mubarak’s downfall took a little longer and now, after months of fighting, Muammar Gaddafi’s days appear numbered. Bahrain […]

  • Why Middle Class Families Can Kill Assad

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    Syria is beset by an historic problem of weak state institutions, with the exception of those state and quasi-state forces through which the ruling Assad dynasty has exercised its power. The account offered by Seth Kaplan in A New U.S. Policy For Syria: Fostering Political Change in a Divided State offers […]

  • Politics of Dilemma: Turkish and EU Approaches toward Syria

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    How will the ongoing conflict in Syria affect its bilateral relations with both the EU and Turkey? Will the ongoing conflict in Syria bring Turkey closer to the EU or eventually push them further apart? [issuu showflipbtn=true documentid=110706102902-47bb051b7daa405b8838bda9b61cdff7 docname=islam_politics_of_dilemma username=FutureChallenges loadinginfotext=Politics%20of%20Dilemma%3A%20Turkish%20and%20EU%20Approaches%20toward%20Syria showhtmllink=true tag=eu width=420 height=272 unit=px]