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Egypt 2.0

by Andrew Kessinger February 2, 2011

In the following weeks, and for the first time in decades, it will be up to the Egyptian people to determine their government. Mubarak might be able to silence their tweets but the roar that remains is heard loud and clear.

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Asking Gay Americans to Wait

by Andrew Kessinger October 29, 2009

When President Obama signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law Wednesday, human rights advocates won a decent, but insufficient, victory.

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Reversal in Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy?

by Andrew Kessinger October 8, 2009

Is the Pentagon starting to reverse its support of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? This month’s Joint Force Quarterly boldly asserts, “there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that unit cohesion will be negatively affected if homosexuals serve openly.”

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Dinner with Ahmadinejad

by Andrew Kessinger September 28, 2009

Very rarely are mere students afforded the chance to meet with heads of state, so when invited to dine with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this week, I accepted.

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Europe is Closing Guantanamo

by Andrew Kessinger August 2, 2009

Thanks to renewed transatlantic cooperation, President Barack Obama is one small step closer to keeping his campaign promise to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center.

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Iran’s Bastille Day

by Andrew Kessinger July 20, 2009

We have recently celebrated the anniversaries of the American and French Revolutions, both violent civil uprisings that changed the course of their nation’s history. A similar storm seems to be brewing – this time in Iran.

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