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Aziz Rana

Aziz Rana is Professor of Law at Cornell University, and the author of The Two Faces of American Freedom

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In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.

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With Assad preparing a major offensive on the last rebel stronghold, the United States must offer a path forward. 

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As the Trump–Putin summit made clear, U.S. policy in Syria has always been about grand strategy—never about what would actually help the people on the ground.

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Support for the U.S. military has long been seen as a crucial way for black Americans and immigrants to show that they “belong.”

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Could Trump's repudiation of the Iran Deal be the beginning of the end of U.S. hegemony abroad?

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Citizens of African countries are expected to accede to a lower political standard than real democracy. Not only does this perpetuate the old colonial imagination, it is also fundamentally wrong.

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Elections are now used to legitimate authoritarian regimes, not herald liberal democracy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Kenya.

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Islamophobia is a shared project of the Democrat and Republican parties, long preceding the rise of white nationalism and Trump.

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