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"Orientalism" is a term dating back to the 18th and 19th century that was revived by the Palestinian-American intellectual Edward Said (1935-2003). Orientalism defines societies as developed and civilized if they conform to Western norms, desires and values. This sense of superiority results in erroneous policies, wars, hatred, and bigotry; which still manifest themselves gruesomely today.

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Presidential Elections in Iran, an Anti-Orientalist Perspective

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As the media hype created around the presidential elections which took place in the Islamic Republic of Iran is dying down, our blog will attempt to deconstruct the event within an anti-orientalist framework. Prior to analyzing the repercussions of the election results, we will begin by looking at a key inconsistency surrounding the narrative peddled by the corporate media when ... Read More »

What are the Chances of Conservatives Returning to Power in Canada?

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When Kevin O’Leary, the businessman-turned-reality-TV-star, announced that he is aiming to become Canada’s next Prime Minister, it was clear that due to the election of Donald Trump (DT) many accidental, wealthy and brash people in the West will be entering politics in the next few years. However, it’s not the personality aspect one needs to focus on, but the trend ... Read More »

Key Specifics of the US Soft-Power

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In August 2016, Dr. Hosam Mattar published an article in the journal of Contemporary Arab Affairs titled, Limits of US Soft Power in the Arab World. While Dr.Mattar’s paper does an excellent job in theoretically framing the application of soft-power in the Arab world, due to space and topical limit, it had to leave out the practical aspects. Therefore, this ... Read More »

Are Muslims Ready to Use Trump’s Presidency?

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Daniel Haqiqatjou, a prominent Muslim-American blogger and intellectual, in his widely read column Why Trump Is Surprisingly Good for Muslims, published in August 2016, Haqiqatjou makes a well-researched argument that “if trump wins the presidency the US political cast identifying itself as Democrat will likely latch on to the Muslim cause like never before. We saw shades of this during ... Read More »

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