Nesi Altaras

Nesi Altaras is a senior majoring in international relations and economics. Nesi can be reached at nesi.altaras@tufts.edu.

Takeaways: What are we afraid of?

During the Cold War, we were scared. I don’t mean the general fear people feel of terrorism or war, but the most scary, specific fear that we have become complacent about and now simply ignore. I...

Looking Out: Snap

All of a sudden, the rug is pulled out from underneath us. Turkey is once again headed to the ballot box in exactly two months. Erdoğan made the decision to call snap elections to get ahead of the...

Looking Out: Face to Face

At a tour of the First Peoples gallery in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the guide explained, using these words, that the First People owned all of what is now Canada before the settlers did....

Looking Out: Power of diaspora

In Arabic, the root word shatata is to scatter and the word for diaspora, shataat, is literally the scattered. Today, many communities live in this way, scattered across the globe from wherever they...

Looking Out: Statues

On High Street, above the entrance of Oxford’s constituent college Oriel, there is a detailed, life-size statue of Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes is a notorious racist, imperialist and colonizer who...

Looking Out: Land Reform

For decades, one of the main policy priorities of leftists across the globe was land reform. Land was the principal mean of production, and agriculture the critical sector. It has fed a country,...

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