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Yusuf Jailani

Yusuf Jailani is an Associate Editor on the Features Board.

In this photo taken Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, armed Kazakh soldiers stand on a top of a building in center of Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday imposed a three-week state of emergency in an oil town where 10 people were killed in a clash between police and demonstrators. Authorities said that order had been restored in Zhanaozen, a city of 90,000 in Kazakhstan's far southwest. (AP Photo/Lada.kz, OlgaYaroslavskaya)
37(4) Fall 2016, Central Asia, Features, Politics

The Loosening of a Stronghold: Economic Pressure On Kazakhstan’s Dictatorship

  Nursultan Nazarbayev is one of the world’s longest-tenured dictators. He was recently reelected for his fifth term as the president of Kazakhstan, extending...
The hijab describes the headscarf worn by many muslim women. Women are now banned from wearing the garment in France.  By anuarsalleh [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
37(2) Winter 2016, Europe, Features, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics

The Struggle of the Veiled Woman: ‘White Savior Complex’ and Rising Islamophobia Create a Two-Fold Plight

  In 2004, the French parliament passed a law that prohibits the display of any conspicuous religious symbols in French schools. The ban, which...