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After Years of Destruction, Iraqis Can Rescue Their Cultural Identity

"Brave efforts by Iraqis to reclaim cultural and national identity will not succeed fully until the country is free of its corrupt and divided...

NATO is Healthier Than Expected — But There’s Trouble Ahead

NATO may survive Donald Trump's visit but behind the scenes, the problems --- Afghanistan, burden-sharing, the Balkans, Turkey --- continue to mount. Mark Webber, Professor...

Why Britain’s National Health Service Was Unprepared for Ransomware Attack

UPDATE, MAY 15: Conor McKenna's discussion with BBC World News about the ransomware attack, its effects, and security measures. Conor McKenna of EA and the...

A New National Nightmare as Trump Fires Comey

"The question of whether a President can operate above the law is at issue once again – and a new national nightmare may already...

Trump Administration Returns to a Traditional US Foreign Policy

"Trump has started veering closer to the usual model of American supremacy than many of his worried critics expected." Maria Ryan of the University of...

Europe to NGOs: Stop Search-and-Rescue Operations for Migrants and Refugees

European politicians blame NGOs "to divert attention away from their own inactivity and escape responsibility" Nando Sigona of the University of Birmingham writes for The...

Is Violent Political Protest Ever Justified?

Christopher J. Finlay of the University of Birmingham writes for The Conversation: The mass protests against Donald Trump’s election, inauguration, and executive actions might subside...

The Fight for Mosul and Iraq’s Challenge to Come

"The liberation of Mosul could be a turning point, but the opportunity must be seized by Iraqis" Balsam Mustafa of the University of Birmingham writes...

Trump’s Russia Scandals Could Get Much, Much Worse

Trump may be trying to distract with tweets, but media and Congress need to ask, "What did the President know and when did he...

US Analysis: Trump’s Immigration Strategy Comes Straight From the Middle East

PHOTO: Foreign workers gather outside a Saudi immigration office waiting for an exit permit, November 2013 (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty) Gerasimos Tsourapas of the University of Birmingham...

Canada Analysis: Deadly Mosque Attack Exposes Problems With Prejudice

PHOTO: The Grand Mosque in Quebec, where six people were killed by a gunman on Sunday Steve Hewitt of the University of Birmingham writes for...

US & Britain Analysis: May Meets Trump — A “Special Relationship”...

PHOTO: Donald Trump escorts British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday: Written in partnership with The Conversation: No surprises here. British Prime Minister Theresa May faces economic...