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Oscar Silva-Valladares

Saudi Arabia: A Revolution from the Top?

SaudiSkyline, cc B.alotaby, wikicommons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Riyadh_Skyline_showing_the_King_Abdullah_Financial_District_(KAFD)_and_the_famous_Kingdom_Tower_.jpg

Big changes are brewing in Saudi society. Will they be embraced or resisted by the monarchy?

Marxism in the 21st Century: Dead or Alive?

Marx, cc Flickr fhwrdh, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Did Marxism die with the collapse of the Soviet Union? Or is there still something it can tell us about today’s society.

Catalonia and Spain: The End of the Beginning?

Puigdemont2, cc Flickr Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

There’s only one road that leads to peaceful reconciliation, and it continues to elude the Spanish authorities.

The Russian Revolution and a Century of US Foreign Policy Failures

RedSquare, cc Flickr Leon Yaakov, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Much like in 1917, perceptions toward Russia are being skewed by fear and misinformation.

Trump, Exceptionalism, and the Russian Boogeyman in US Foreign Policy

presidenttrump, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

How different will US foreign policy look under President Trump?

American Decline and the Limits of Academic Thinking

trumprally, cc Flickr Darron Birgenheier, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

A new Harvard report has cast some light on American decline and the US presidential race, but it also illustrates the limits of academic thinking.

The Brexit and How Democracy Works in Mysterious Ways

Brexit, cc Flickr Sam, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

To understand dispassionately the meaning of the Brexit vote we need to consider if it was a genuinely democratic decision.

An Immigrant’s Case for Brexit

UKFlag3, cc Flickr Vaughan Leiberum, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

One immigrant’s view on whether Britain should remain in the EU or not.

Donald Trump: a New Dawn in US Foreign Policy?

Donald Trump, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

In terms of foreign policy vision, there’s less separating Donald Trump and President Obama than you might think.

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