South Korea’s strong third-party independent sold out. In a “razor-thin” presidential race to be settled on December 19, political pragmatism has trumped third party idealism in an effort to thwart a conservative victory.
In lower Manhattan, there was no calm before the storm. The radio blared over the intercom, warning residents to prepare for “the worst”; people elbowed their way through the grocery isles, stocking up on the last of the bottled water, […]
If you met 17-year-old Ayanda Xoeie on the street, he would immediately tell you his name, the neighborhood he lives in, and that he is an activist. Ayanda believes that every generation has its own struggle, and for him, this […]
The people of Sierra Leone are to be commended for performing their democratic duty—in droves. On November 17, more than 2.2 million voted, almost 90 percent of eligible voters, and no serious violence was reported. Five days later, the National […]
On September 25, a former Zionist Professional of the Year fasted and reflected, as Judaism prescribes for the observant on Yom Kippur. She was in good company, as on other holidays—men sporting black head coverings roamed the blustery streets of […]
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On November 24, 2012, I attended a screening of lauded documentarian Ken Burns’s latest, The Central Park Five. The film recounts the story of five black teenaged boys falsely accused of beating and sexually assaulting a white female jogger in […]
Power of authority organizes and propels itself through notions of identity and is therefore, to an extent, defined by the cohesion of a people’s collective identification. Simultaneously, identity is constructed according to the interests of power. Thus, the interaction between […]
Iran and the United States have an adversarial relationship that began well before the current high-profile brouhaha involving Israel, nuclear programs and sanctions. The U.S. struck first in 1953 and Iran struck back in 1979.
Last week, from the Caribbean to New York City and beyond, millions of people endured Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. Photographs and video footage alike have captured her destruction and the aftermath. These images remain difficult to comprehend, especially for those who were […]
The New Context is a revival of Contexts Magazine and will run as an online journal for international affairs at The New School. It is run by GPIA students and is set to launch early November. The editors of The New Context […]