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I am a graduate of the University of Chicago, where I studied history and Near Eastern languages and civilizations. My main interests are intersections between history, culture, travel, and politics.

After 27 Years in Power, Djukanovic Steps Down

Despite winning the recent election in Montenegro, long-time leader Milo Đukanović will be stepping down.

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Where the Law Fails: ISIS and the Antiquities Trade

While ISIS seems to be destroying ancient artifacts, they are actually making substantial profits off of selling Middle Eastern antiquities to the West.

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To Unify an Island: Cyprus Work Toward Unification

Although many issues remain, Cyprus moves towards reunification through dialogue between the island’s two governments.

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Mystras, Hidden Gem of Greece

The city of Mystras, practically forgotten alongside its better-known neighbor, Sparta, is a hidden delight for travelers.

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Waterfronts: The New Face of Tourism

As our world continues to progress it looks back to its history for urban development. Since the 1970s there has been an increase globally in the development of old centers of social life and commerce following the relaxation of industrialization. Historical city centers and plazas and especially waterfronts have begun to be regenerated following a […]

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The Iroquois: Cooperation in Politics and Agriculture

Residing in what are now the northeastern parts of the United States, the Iroquois were once one of the most successful and powerful groups of Native Americans in North America. The Haudenosaunee, or “People of the Longhouse”, came together from disparate tribes around the 16th century to form a concentrated block of power which would […]

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