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Columns and Articles by Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman

July 08, 2017

Liberal or Illiberal Democracies, What Are They?


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June 17, 2017

Populism Across the Globe


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April 29, 2017

Russia?s New Global Aims


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April 22, 2017

America Has 250 Years of Consistent Foreign Policy


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April 15, 2017

Closing the American Great Divide


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March 11, 2017

The Role of Language in Politics


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December 03, 2016

America?s History of Isolationism or Engagement.


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October 22, 2016

It Can?t Happen Here?


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September 22, 2016

Is There Global Rule of Law?


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July 23, 2016

Iraq War Revisited with Critical Thinking


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March 19, 2016

Political Parties Are Not Permanent.


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March 12, 2016

Anger is No Substitute for Thinking.


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February 20, 2016

Do You Really Want a Revolution?


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October 24, 2015

Afghan Problems


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October 03, 2015

Whose Fault is the Immigrant Crisis?


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September 26, 2015

Whose Fault is the Immigrant Crisis?


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July 04, 2015

Human Rights Widen In the West, Vanish Elsewhere.


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June 27, 2015

History Reveals Presidential Close Calls!


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June 20, 2015

Defunding Israel but Blind to Islamophobia Ripoffs?


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May 02, 2015

The Nation-State Idea is Not Cast in Stone.


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January 17, 2015

Whose Fault Are the French Jihadi Murders?


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November 15, 2014

We Must Put the "Crises of the Moment" in Context.


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October 04, 2014

Corruption Has Ancient Roots.


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September 13, 2014

Conflicting Views of the President's Foreign Policy


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June 28, 2014

Does Iraq Have a Future?


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April 26, 2014

Why Are We the World’s Policemen?


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January 25, 2014

Turkey: How to Lose a Democracy


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December 28, 2013

India and China Are Not in the Same League.


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October 26, 2013

We Have Always Had Turncoats.


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October 19, 2013

Democracy Has Strings Attached.


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October 05, 2013

Whistle Blowing: One Size Doesn’t Fit All.


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September 14, 2013

Moral Foreign Policy May Not Be Prudent Foreign Policy.


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September 07, 2013

Syria: International Norms Have No Teeth without the US


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August 31, 2013

Darwin Awards: People Who Should Not Be Part of the Gene Pool


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August 19, 2013

Egypt's Democracy is Mission Impossible


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July 20, 2013

Egypt’s Problems Go Beyond Morsi.


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July 16, 2013

Snowden No Hero


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July 06, 2013

Russia is an Enigma Wrapped in a Mystery


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June 29, 2013

In Defense of Dead White Men


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June 15, 2013

The Chechens Are a Model of Dysfunction.


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April 20, 2013

Time for the “Democracy Project” to go!


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March 23, 2013

Both American Political Parties Have Serious Blindspots.


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March 16, 2013

Foreign Policy: When Is Humanitarian Intervention in our Interest?


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January 05, 2013

The Urban-Rural Conflict is Central to Today's Global Dysfunction.


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December 22, 2012

Peace On Earth Is a Real Challenge.


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Peace On Earth Is a Real Challenge.


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November 10, 2012

The Real Benghazi Problem Is Not Being Addressed.


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October 27, 2012

The President and Challenger Tangle on Foreign Policy


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September 29, 2012

Are Israel and the US Really Locking Horns Over Iran?


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September 22, 2012

The Fog of War is Nothing to the Fog of the Muslim World.


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August 18, 2012

Egypt Has Post-Election Blues.


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July 07, 2012

Does Equality Mean “The Same?”


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June 16, 2012

Can We Rescue Our Democracy?


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June 09, 2012

Now the Pentagon is Being Muzzled for Being “Critical of Islam.”


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June 02, 2012

Sometimes Inaction Against Bad Guys Has Dangerous Consequences.


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May 05, 2012

The European Uprisings of 1848 Reverberate in Today’s Arab Spring


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March 29, 2012

There Are No Easy Answers for US Policy in Syria


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March 20, 2012

More Electoral Fraud in Egypt? What a Surprise.


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March 17, 2012

Denial is not a river in Egypt.


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February 21, 2012

How Is Citizenship Determined Around the World?


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February 18, 2012

Time to Revisit the Abused “L” Word, “L” for “Liberal.”


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February 08, 2012

What Is America’s “Worldview?”


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January 26, 2012

Democracy Can Have a Dark Underbelly


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January 11, 2012

What Happens When People Suddenly Have Choices?


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January 07, 2012

Arab Spring Is a Conflict between Religion and Nationalism.


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December 17, 2011

US Law is Wrestling with Complexities of Antiterrorism


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December 08, 2011

TV Humor and Soaps Are Potent Tools For Democracy.


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November 12, 2011

Power to the People! Round Up the Usual Suspects!


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October 18, 2011

Community: Is Letting the Penniless Sick Die an Option?


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August 27, 2011

Does Free Speech Include Hacking and Mayhem?


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August 23, 2011

All the News That’s Fit To Print?


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July 30, 2011

Some People Choose Bad Bedfellows for Their Summer Vacation


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July 16, 2011

Heavy Lies the Saudi Head That Wears the Crown.


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July 02, 2011

Some Democracies Are Not Wonderful.


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June 04, 2011

There Are Consequences For Lying


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May 14, 2011

After Arab Spring, Then What?


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April 08, 2011

In a Democracy, Some Decisions Are Agonizing.


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April 02, 2011

Is Peace Breaking Out in the Middle East?


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March 19, 2011

Why Is There Hysteria Over Radical Islam Hearings?


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March 12, 2011

Tyrants have a long history.


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February 24, 2011

Iran Is Closer To Imploding


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February 19, 2011

Why Egypt and Not Iran?


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February 12, 2011

How Goes Democracy Around the World?


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February 05, 2011

Can “Power to the People” Get Egyptians Democracy?


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January 29, 2011

Tunisia Is Not the Model For Other Arab World “Revolutions”


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January 15, 2011

Why Do We Hate Government?


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December 11, 2010

How Fragile is Civilization and How Thoughtless is Anarchy!


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December 10, 2010

What is National Security?


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October 02, 2010

Take Another Look at Tony Blair—Who Maybe Got It Right.


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September 10, 2010

A Venetian Tradition Bites the Dust—a Woman Gondolier!


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August 27, 2010

Religious Toleration Has Never Been Absolute.


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July 10, 2010

Does Enlightened Self-Interest Rule the World?


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July 03, 2010

What Are The Good Old Days?


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May 01, 2010

Annual Darwin Awards?


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April 17, 2010

What Makes President Karzai Tick?


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April 03, 2010

Tea Party Buffs and the Far Left are Buddies.


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October 17, 2009

Can Too Much Freedom Destroy Democracy?


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July 18, 2009

The Iranian Revolution May Be In Phase Two


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