Refugees

First Place – Wrestling with Rootlessness, Individual and Politi ...

  Under the most diverse conditions and disparate circumstances, we watch the development of the same phenomena: homelessness on an unprecedented scale, rootlessness to an unprecedented depth. – Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)   Rakin […]

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Second Place – From Pan-Arabism to Pan-Africanism: Sonic Solidar ...

  Soit que l’on considère le Maroc du point de vue social, comme membre de la grande famille musulmane, soit que, par sa nature géographique, on l’intègre dans l’Afrique septentrionale, ce pays n’en occupe pas moins […]

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Expedition

Third Place – Repatriating Machu Picchu: On the Yale Peruvian Ex ...

  Stone within stone, and man, where was he? -Pablo Neruda, “Heights of Machu Picchu”, 1944   One of the most astounding displays of national unity in Peru occurred in early 2007, when Machu Picchu, the […]

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Honorable Mention – Disaggregating the Coercive Apparatus: The C ...

“Our revolution is your revolution,” yelled General Rachid Ammar to more than 1000 demonstrators in the Tunis public square, relieving the infamous coercive apparatus of its most infamous function of regime maintenance.[1] Yet on the same […]

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Honorable Mention – Ground Truth: A Comparison of SOF Operations ...

In October 2015 the U.S.-Afghan conflict entered its fifteenth year, the longest-running war in U.S. history, but with little progress to show for it in terms of both security and development. A Taliban force that numbered […]

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Comments

Dehumanization: How the Most Needy Bear ...

This comment is a continuation of the YIRA Winter 2016 International Trip Group’s Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, Turkey Trip Summary. “The terrorists, they took her… my wife, the love of …

What the Ocean Swallowed

This comment is a continuation of the YIRA Winter 2016 International Trip Group’s Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, Turkey Trip Summary. The ocean has always been one of my biggest fears. …

Book Reviews

The Sword Also Means Cleanness

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East. By Scott Anderson. Doubleday, 2013, 592 pp. $28.95. It begins with his eyes, “light blue and …

Review: China Airborne by James Fallows

With a recent glut of books from political commentators attempting to explore the modern Chinese economy, China Airborne by James Fallows stands out for its unique industry-specific focus. James Fallows, a …

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