Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Revolution Will Not Be On Facebook

Facebook is proving that it cares more about expanding internationally than protecting users’ rights to privacy and expression. On Jan. 9, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a firm and emotional statement on the importance of free speech to Facebook, signing off with the ubiquitous hashtag, “Je Suis Charlie.” A few weeks later, Facebook complied with

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The Olympic Opening Ceremony That Never Was

This past Friday, the world was wowed by the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremonies, complete with a police choir performing “Get Lucky,” a little girl reciting an alphabetized account of Russian history, and only four of five snowflakes...

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The U.S., Russia, and Syria Agree to Let Diplomacy Fail for a Little While Longer

Faced with faltering domestic and international support for military action in Syria, but fearing a loss of credibility, the U.S. has agreed to let diplomacy fail for a little longer. A new Russian-sponsored plan calls for the...

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Assad’s Regime: An Unstable Machine

What is the best way to stop an unstable machine?    

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Living Under a Rock: Literally

  When a subterranean Islamic sect of over 70 people was discovered in Russia last week, more than 20 children were taken into government custody on the grounds of child abuse and neglect. One 13-year-old boy kept...