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Reflecting on Turbulence in Thailand

Thailand has experienced much political unrest in the last few years. In 2006, the Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown by Thailand’s military on charges including corruption, human rights violations and plans to provoke violence. Mr. Thaksin was exiled and is now in self- imposed ...


Deerfield Debates LGBT Rights in Russia

With the Sochi Winter Olympics starting next week, Russia has come under close international scrutiny for its recent legislation on gay rights. In an interview given on January 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted to send a reassuring message in a meeting with a group of volunteers at ...


Interview with Sam Khalifa: Turmoil in Egypt

On January 25, 2011, the world watched as Egyptians demanded the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square. On June 30, 2012, the first democratically elected Egyptian head of state, Mohamed Morsi, was sworn into ...