On the shutdown

The longest shutdown in the history of the United States has ended some hours ago. The shutdown, which as everyone already knows, happened over the House not funding the wall along the Southern border, indeed ended with the House not funding the wall along the Southern border! This shutdown, like the previous one, happened over … Continue reading On the shutdown

Venezuelan Hypothesis

It's less than an hour away from midnight in Europe, January 23rd 2019. The past few hours have faced dramatic changes in months of people's bloody struggle in Venezuela. The only thing that comes to my mind, which can be compared to the current situation is "The Tahrir Square" in Cairo, 2011. Here's what has … Continue reading Venezuelan Hypothesis

A Dream Denied

"A Dream Denied" was the title of a conference, held by the department of American Studies of Turin University on December 7th 2018 where Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson discussed "the legacy of MLK and the situation of African Americans 50 years after his assassination." The conference included a thorough narration of the Civil War, Emancipation Declaration, with … Continue reading A Dream Denied

Anti-Semitism in the US and the idea of Ethno-State

It is now a week since the terrorist attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This attack comes as a proof to the theory that "anti-semitism is now at an unprecedentedly soaring level in the US." The terrorist attack was the last ring of a chain of events; the one before this being … Continue reading Anti-Semitism in the US and the idea of Ethno-State

Singapore Lessons for Iranians

When Iran Deal was signed, it led to contradictory feelings among Iranians. Reformists saw it as the realization of Hassan Rouhani’s most prominent electoral vow but the conservatives, upset about “excessive concessions of an incompetent administration,” considered it much ado about nothing. Another fraction known here as the Third Estate, those who basically do not … Continue reading Singapore Lessons for Iranians

Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

“Our objective is clear. Iran shall never possess any nuclear weapon. Not now, not in five years, not in ten years, never. We should not abandon it if we don’t have something more substantial instead. That is my position.” These are some of the remarks made by Emmanuel Macron, the French President, in his address … Continue reading Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

Dark Ages (2)-Politics of Division

The US Government shut down about 24 hours ago, for the first time in about 5 years. What makes it particular? Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had a meeting with Donald Trump on Jan 11th where a bipartisan agreement on immigration, previously agreed upon during a phone call between Dick Durbin and … Continue reading Dark Ages (2)-Politics of Division