Mohammed Ansar explains how Donald Trump and Ben Carson have failed ‘The Islamophobia Test’ and how American history and John Locke’s influence on the Founding Fathers and US constitution, is inextricably and undeniably, linked to Islam.
Behind conflicts and overt wars, there are deep faultlines that divide humankind. Adnan R Amin argues that these faultlines are carefully cultivated and reinforced by power-elites. Examining how and why certain groups are systematically othered may yield insights as to why this phenomenon keeps recurring in human history.
In the wake of the shocking events in Charleston, North Carolina, Jonathan Byrd makes a simple plea to his fellow statesmen: Take it down.
In this timely analysis, Simon Leitch investigates the evolution and current state of the ANZUS Treaty and what it means for Australian-American security cooperation.
An interesting trend in filmmaking in the last few decades has been Hollywood’s courting of the Chinese market. This has lead to some interesting changes in what films are getting made, where they’re set, and what they’re saying. Regular Alochonaa contributor Peter Ramage explains…
Do changing societal norms and values minimse the influence religion has on US politics? Research fellow, Joseph Larson, looks at the contemporary relationship between political christianity in the US under the broader context of a growing progressive and liberal base. It does beg the question: can religion be a unifying force across politics, or will it remain divisive in secular America? Read Larson’s post to find out.
How did the USA, a state with otherwise high human rights standards and a competitive democratic political system, end up prodding the C.I.A. into torturing people at ‘black sites’? Dr. Danny Coopers, an expert on American politics argues that the answer lies in the combination of the leadership personalities and the unique political situation in the USA after 9/11.