Op-eds

Freedom protesters in Iran will eventually prevail, but they need our help

January 10, 2018

Tower Center Board Member Darab Ganji wrote an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News about the freedom protesters in Iran and what the U.S. can do to support the movement.  Read more >>

 

Japan’s snap election and an opposition divided

September 23, 2017

Tower Center Associate Justin Reeves wrote an op-ed for the East Asia Forum about Japan's snap election.  Read more >>

 

 

 

How the internet helped Labour at the general election

September 23, 2017

Tower Center Senior Fellow Harold Clarke and Fellow Marianne Stewart analyze how the internet impacted the 2017 general election in the UK.  Read more >>

 

 

 

Think About This Before Tearing Down That Robert E. Lee Statue

August 28, 2017

Tower Center Associate Chris Jenks wrote an op-ed discussing the recent surge in proposals to remove Robert E. Lee statues in cities all across the U.S. "One size does not fit all," he wrote. Read more >>

 

 

 

President Trump is ignoring the lesson of two world wars

July 10, 2017

Tower Center Senior Fellow and Director of the SMU Center for Presidential History Jeffrey Engel wrote an op-edfor the Washington Post on the importance of the U.S. staying engaged in Europe. He claims President Trump's election was a victory for Russia.
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Can Scotland block Brexit?

June 28, 2017

Tower Center Fellow and UK law expert Sionaidh Douglas-Scott answered the floating question: "Can Scotland block Brexit?" in an article for Prospect magazineShe says that even though the UK does need consent from the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Parliament to make EU law national law, it doesn't mean that without this consent Brexit fails. Read more >>

 

 

Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error

March 22, 2017

The decampment strategy that started being used in the 1980s recognizes food and shelter as refugees' only needs.Tower Center Fellow Alexander Betts and Oxford University Professor Paul Collier argue in the Guardian that since most refugees are unable to return home for years, this setup is inhumane. Read more>>