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September 14, 2017
William Lafi Youmans

Although IS had the impetus to release passports and the capacity to produce them, there may have been a deeper reason for not exercising that option: A passport foregrounds latent tensions in the group’s claims to sovereignty. […] A cosmic raison d’etat admittedly suggests their futility, but the group would have had to construct a [practical] policy.

a deer grazes near a suburban fence
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Virtually every emerging disease in the past two centuries can be linked to transformations of the world’s economic landscape and...

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Western war reporting sometimes bolsters the totalizing logic of globalization, constructing and disseminating images of conflict...

Accra Mall
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