Chaos In Italy’s Elections

By Beatrice Guzzardi, Skye Redman, Valentina Cipriani, and Alessia Manzoni On March 4, Italy held parliamentary elections. In an unexpected turn of events the two main parties that ruled Italy for decades have collapsed, leaving space for the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the nationalist and xenophobic League— formerly known as the Northern League.… Read More Chaos In Italy’s Elections

Jerusalem Recognition Helps No One

by Guest Contributor The news of President Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s claim to the city of Jerusalem as its capital and to relocate the U.S. embassy there has been met with shock domestically and abroad. Despite the consensus of the international community in condemning the policy change, commentators such as Jonathan S. Tobin and David… Read More Jerusalem Recognition Helps No One

Extremism in America

“Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.” – Theodore Roosevelt In January of 2016, I decided to go back to school for my Master’s degree. So for the last year this blog has run silent while I’ve studied the effects of extremism within the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in a land that’s no stranger to political divisiveness… Read More Extremism in America