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Aziz Rana is Professor of Law at Cornell University, and the author of The Two Faces of American Freedom.
With Assad preparing a major offensive on the last rebel stronghold, the United States must offer a path forward.
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
As the Trump–Putin summit made clear, U.S. policy in Syria has always been about grand strategy—never about what would actually help the people on the ground.
Support for the U.S. military has long been seen as a crucial way for black Americans and immigrants to show that they “belong.”
Could Trump's repudiation of the Iran Deal be the beginning of the end of U.S. hegemony abroad?
Citizens of African countries are expected to accede to a lower political standard than real democracy. Not only does this perpetuate the old colonial imagination, it is also fundamentally wrong.
Elections are now used to legitimate authoritarian regimes, not herald liberal democracy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Kenya.
Islamophobia is a shared project of the Democrat and Republican parties, long preceding the rise of white nationalism and Trump.
John Bowen, Aziz Rana
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