A Name to the Refugee Crisis

After the deaths of thousands of refugees on their way to Europe, the scene of a child lying face-down on a beach suddenly penetrated media headlines around the world. The resulting personification stemming from these photographs and descriptions motivated a significant shift in debate on the ongoing refugee crisis. Graphic detail generally surrounded recollection of “the corpse of the kid laying face-down on…

Real American Heroes

POLOS AND KHAKIS Fashion columnist Vanessa Friedman recently commented on the latest smart-casual trend in a New York Times article. The piece traced news coverage and social media reactions to the three Americans [and one Briton] at the Legion of Honor ceremony. Adorned in polos and khakis, the “more relaxed, though unquestionably neat and respectful” clothing worked…

Undesirable presence of foreign NGOs in Russia. Law on NGOs

“Undesirable organizations” in Russia were officially criminalized by the law on May 19, 2015. According to a report from vesti.ru, “undesirable organizations” were deemed to be those performing activities that threatened the state’s security and the population’s health and moral development. The attorney general received power to ban the implementation of programs and projects on…