Author Archives: Amanda Christensen

The Clash of Tradition and Modernization

The image of the Circassian kitchen depicts the traditional and the modern in stark contrast with one another. In the foreground, partially prepared food rests on a floral patterned cloth in a wooden box. In the background, a large metal refrigerator holds ingredients for future cooking. Functionality likely plays a large role in the decision to incorporate […]

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Yemen: Where in the World is Tawakkol Karman?

Saudi Arabia, enthusiastically funded by the United States, has spent most of 2015 and 2016 haphazardly bombing Yemen, and the mainstream Western media refuses to cover these attacks.  The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen began with Yemen’s attempt to peacefully transition power from Ali Abdullah Saleh to his deputy Mr Hadi following the 2011 Yemeni […]

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