Is religion inherently violent?

By Aslam Kakar, Editor Religious terrorism hits the headlines every now and then. Although religious violence has historical roots, it has become more prominent in the past few decades. The Oklahoma City bombing and anti-abortion clinic attacks by Christian extremist groups in the U.S., the attack on World Trade Center by al-Qaeda and lately ISIS’s … Continue reading Is religion inherently violent?

Puerto Rico’s Argo-ecological Movement: Grassroots Mobilization in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

By Jennifer Natoli, Contributor During the past decade, food sovereignty has been gaining popularity throughout Puerto Rico. Once an agricultural powerhouse, the island experienced a sharp decline in domestic agriculture throughout the twentieth century. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, people are mobilizing to establish sustainable, dependable food systems. Food Sovereignty VS. Food Security La … Continue reading Puerto Rico’s Argo-ecological Movement: Grassroots Mobilization in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

Muddy Boots and Leather Satchels: An Assessment of Civil-Military Relations in the 21st Century America

By Richard M. O’Meara1, Contributor Is it possible that in the next political generation, all important functions of the United States Government will be accomplished by soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines? The current ascendance of Generals James Mathis at the Department of Defense, James Kelly as the President’s Chief of Staff, and H. R. McMaster at … Continue reading Muddy Boots and Leather Satchels: An Assessment of Civil-Military Relations in the 21st Century America