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Explaining the Divisions Between Liberals and Realists Concerning Conflict

Realism is the belief that states are the most important and authoritative actors in global politics, and their primary goal is to protect their own interests. Liberals believe that the states interests in global politics are linked and interdependent, and best advanced through states working closely with each other to achieve a common goal. Realists are skeptical about interdependence because of their pessimistic view of human nature; everyone acts in their own self-interest. In the


8 Teenagers About What It’s Like To Experience A Dictatorship

I still remember the flags of Ben Ali, the Tunisian dictator, that used to cover the Tunisian streets like it was yesterday. I was less than 10 years old and used to visit my country during the summer breaks. However, I still understood what went on in Tunisia and how Ben Ali, along with the police, oppressed the population. In January 2011, everything turned. A few days after I left Tunisia after having spent the

Op-ed, Politics, Race

No Justice, No Peace. Literally.

The recent events in Milwaukee have sparked renewed conversations regarding protests, rioting, and civil unrest. As people continue to shout “No justice, no peace!” there comes a point where the declaration must be critically analyzed. So, what is really meant by the phrase? Merriam-Webster defines ‘peace’ simply as “a state in which there is no war or fighting.”  Justice is defined as “the process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and

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