Overcoming the Occupation: A Response to The Economic Cost of Terrorism

Danny Krikorian Benmelech, Berrebi & Klor Article Critique Introduction In their research titled “The Economic Cost of Terrorism”, the authors aim to demonstrate a positive relationship between terrorism & unemployment, in that increased terror attacks in the form of suicide bombings by Palestinians against Israeli targets correlate with increased unemployment rates for Palestinians living inContinue reading “Overcoming the Occupation: A Response to The Economic Cost of Terrorism”

Who Partakes in Political Violence?

Terrorism is a tactic adopted by particular groups for a political objective. The individuals that partake in this violence often exhibit common characteristics. One of these characteristics is impoverishment (Lee 2011). In parts of the world where state capacity to serve the public is low, terrorist group participation is more likely. In other words, theseContinue reading “Who Partakes in Political Violence?”

The Causes of Political Instability in the Middle East: A Constructivist Approach

If we are to analyze properly regions of the world which are historically religious anomalies, it would seem precarious to apply normative principles across various societies. The Middle East possesses a unique characteristic which makes it vulnerable to instability. That is the underlying logic of this research article. The common trend of analyzing the MiddleContinue reading “The Causes of Political Instability in the Middle East: A Constructivist Approach”

Orientalism in America – My experiences with American Academia

My experiences with American academia have coalesced into quite a journey, full of both order & tumult. But the point of me writing this entry is to focus on what I have come to discover as an unrelenting, institutionalized dogma which pervades the American academic culture, and discourages intellectualism, non-conformity and originality. This is because academics seem toContinue reading “Orientalism in America – My experiences with American Academia”

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Colours of the Culture.

Searching for the inner me. Almost there. Praying,

Searching for the inner me. Almost there. Praying, at least, that I am almost there. I can smell it, in the air. Really.

Fear and Controlling

They used fear long enough to control us. Now that we know we aren’t wrong, we can stand up for ourselves. No need to be scared, p***ies. 

democracy

why shouldn’t democracy and capitalism exist globally? is it a bad system? what about culture and tyranny of the majority? what about the degrees of individualism and the threat of collective oppression?

Politics to me

Okay so Politics is definitely more than just a duty to me but it is an interest as much as anything else is. I miss UCF and picking out books for my courses. I just, abandoned politics for another desire that turned out to be more about vanity than anything else.

Democracy and the Middle East: the deluge

If you give #democracy to a handful of criminals, is it still democracy?

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