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Somdeep Sen
Originally from Calcutta, India, I am a PhD Fellow at the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. Over the years I have lived and worked in the U.S., Mexico, Finland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, the Gaza Strip, Bangladesh, India and South Korea. My current research focuses on Hamas' quest to ‘balance’ its military and civil operations

Entries by Somdeep Sen

Reporting Gaza: Trials and Tribulations of 'Getting the Story Out'

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 5:02 PM

The last decade has been a painful reminder of a qualitative shift in which journalists, in their responsibility of 'getting the story out,' have become 'legitimate' targets in war. In 2003 we remember the harrowing pictures of Al Jazeera's Baghdad office being targeted in a U.S. bombing campaign. Some would...

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Turkey's Egyptian Overtures: Why Does Erdogan Care?

(31) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 5:57 PM

Judging from Tayyip Erdogan's fiery reactions to the events in Egypt, it's clear that Cairo's troubles have graduated to the status of a 'big-ticket' foreign policy issue for Ankara. For some, it's another opportunity for Erdogan to display his kasimpaşali flavor of 'rough-and-tough' politics, reminiscent of the 'one...

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'Little Pride, Little Joy': The Tragedy Behind Assaf-Mania

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 5:20 PM

The Gaza Strip seems to have moved on from Mohammed Assaf's victory in the Arab Idol. For its political elite and residents, a tumultuous Egypt, border closures, continuing political split and a worsening of the gas crisis, have all re-emerged as prominent issues of concern. For observers, a...

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