Category: Al Jazeera

Remaking the Republican Party: Populism a la Trump

Al Jazeera News By Gregory Aftandilian, Questrom School of Business, Pardee School of Global Studies Even though US President Donald Trump has been criticised by “true” conservatives for his past liberal positions on social issues and his denunciations of trade pacts, his February 24 speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was widely applauded… View full […]

Vulnerabilities exposed at the Trump-Clinton forum

AlJazeera By Gregory Aftandilian, Pardee School of Global Studies, College of Arts & Sciences After a week of exchanging diatribes on whether the other candidate had the temperament and judgment to be president, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton participated in a Commander-in-Chief forum on September 6 in front of a group of military veterans aboard a […]

Immigrants and Donald Trump: It’s a complicated story

Al Jazeera By Gregory Aftandilian, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Before his attack on the Khans – immigrant parents of a United States soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2004 – many immigrants in the United States and their children had voiced support for the Republican candidate Donald Trump… View […]

Republican convention and Donald Trump’s party victory

Al Jazeera By Gregory Aftandilian, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Presumptive Republican party presidential nominee Donald Trump is heading to the party convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18 – confident that his brand is working despite major misgivings by the party establishment… View full article by expert Gregory Aftandilian

Oromo nationalism on the rise in Ethiopia

Al Jazeera Michael Woldemariam, College of Arts & Sciences Aslan Hasan, a student belonging to the Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia, was called either a guilt-ridden terrorist who committed suicide or an innocent victim of brutal state repression, depending on who you listen to… Expert quote: “The recent Oromo protests and the new online activism is […]

What was heresy is now (still far from) endorsed as orthodox at the IMF

Al Jazeera By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences “What used to be heresy is now endorsed as orthodox,” remarked John Maynard Keynes in 1944 after he helped convince world leaders that the newly established International Monetary Fund (IMF) should have the regulation of international financial flows as a core right… View article