PhD Proposal: Accounting for Differences in Outcome of the Arab Spring

    Research Questions, Hypotheses & Variables: Why did the Arab Spring affect states differently? What accounts for these differences in outcome? This article seeks to address that very question. In this research, I extend “Wimmer et al’s” model of ethnic conflict & exclusion to include ethno-religious groups in the Middle East. Ample literature hasContinue reading “PhD Proposal: Accounting for Differences in Outcome of the Arab Spring”

An updated – but still rough – draft of my master’s thesis

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE M.A. Dissertation Danny Krikorian Political Development & Ethnic Conflict: Comparing Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan I. Introduction II. Data III. Shared Histories in the Caspian Region IV. Inclusion & Harmony – Kazakhstan vs. Exclusion & Conflict – Azerbaijan V. Conclusion Abstract In this research my aim is to demonstrateContinue reading “An updated – but still rough – draft of my master’s thesis”

A preliminary draft of my master’s thesis

Conflict in the Caspian: A Comparative Study of Ethnic Inclusion & Conflict in Azerbaijan & KazakhstanΒ  Abstract In this research my aim is to demonstrate a relationship between the extent of political development, indicated by the degree of ethnic inclusion, and the extent of ethnic conflict, defined in the upcoming sections, exhibited in these twoContinue reading “A preliminary draft of my master’s thesis”

Flirting with Fascism

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that white nationalism has triumphed in America. Brexit, the decision for England to leave the UK, laid the trajectory of the Western world earlier this year. The world is undergoing vast changes in response to economic decline and a rise in global terrorism, particularly from the Middle East. It has beenContinue reading “Flirting with Fascism”

How Will We Recover? Thoughts On Election 2016

The question of whether or not Bernie Sanders was the best candidate has a frank answer – of course he was. In my last article I explained why he isn’t necessarily the most “presidential” of the nominees. The president’s aptitude is measured by a number of things. These include both superficial and essential judgements. InContinue reading “How Will We Recover? Thoughts On Election 2016”

Who Really is ‘Presidential’? Thoughts Ahead of Tonight’s Debate – #Election2016

Bernie Sanders was not presidential [sadly to say – despite many of his ideals being great – if not the best compared to his counterparts]. That is something the American people are struggling to grasp – especially the youth. What is – ‘presidential’? Donald Trump – is not presidential. But for reasons different than Bernie.Continue reading “Who Really is ‘Presidential’? Thoughts Ahead of Tonight’s Debate – #Election2016”

The American Nightmare 2016: Are We Going to Hit the Snooze Button?

Donald Trump is not fit to run the United States of America – or anything in this cosmic dimension. And this idiot and all of his followers will continue to reveal how ignorant they are about politics. I do not believe the Russians are colluding with Donald Trump because the Russians have class believe itContinue reading “The American Nightmare 2016: Are We Going to Hit the Snooze Button?”

Turkey – Clarity Amidst Confusion

It is really hard to get a grip of what is really happening in Turkey. Media outlets are misleading as usual. Political interests are at stake and biases are rampant. It appears Erdogan has retaken power, resisted the coup, and is now in the process of an apparent legal prosecution against all involved. This isContinue reading “Turkey – Clarity Amidst Confusion”

Shultzgate

Perhaps this is wishful thinking but, there should be a protest against the Democratic nomination as a result of the recent revelations regarding DWS’ e-mail. Otherwise we may be giving Trump a really weak contender, which doesn’t change the fact that Hillary is the better candidate. But with this revelation, I wonder why she isContinue reading “Shultzgate”

[Watch] Bashar al-Assad interview with NBC – “America enabled ISIS”

  In reference to Donald Trump’s discrimination against Muslims in the US, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad claimed that nobody should indulge such discrimination. With regards to contradictory rhetoric from opposing candidates of the presidential election, Assad said he is not concerned with rhetoric but action and that this rhetoric is often temporal; fleeting. Furthermore, AssadContinue reading “[Watch] Bashar al-Assad interview with NBC – “America enabled ISIS””

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