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Americas / Blog

Power Play: US Foreign Policy under United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power

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In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Problem from Hell, Samantha Power argued that the United States has the responsibility to intervene when genocide is committed abroad, and she denounced the US government for its reluctance to combat or even condemn genocide. “When innocent life is being taken on …

Blog / Middle East and North Africa

The Al-Assad Family: A Snap shot of family politics

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Why doesn’t Bashar Al-Assad leave Syria and go into exile? Because his family won’t let him is the short answer. Bashar is the president in name, but it is his family and a handful of loyalists Alawite, Sunni, Christian and Druze who are the government of Syria. When understanding Syria’s …