politics

The Truth About Iran

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The two weeks I spent in Iran informed me and changed me and humbled me, and I ask all of you reading this to humble yourselves.

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How to Best Absorb Culture When Traveling

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During this turbulent time of social upheaval and a rocky political climate, there is no better time to absorb the different cultures you come across upon your travels than now.

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Yes, I Left America Because Trump Won

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The 2016 election didn’t put an end to my life in the U.S.—it reminded me that it was already long over.

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Russia and Rubicons

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“Triumphant” is a good word to sum up my impression of Russia.

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Why the Thai Coup Terrifies Me

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The continuation of chaos in Thailand has me scared not of visiting Thailand and not for my friends who live and travel there, but about something much, much bigger.

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Thailand in the Time of Protest

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The 2014 Bangkok protests are of absolutely no danger to travelers – and the mainstream media needs to stop scaring us into thinking this is the case.

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Postcards from Palestine

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Traveling in Palestine not only provided me with incredible insight on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but proved to be among my most enjoyable experiences ever.

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A Word on Supporting Apartheid

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I am not supporting Israel’s behavior toward its neighbors by traveling here for the third time – but I am supporting its right to exist.

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