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Aslı Ü. Bâli and Anthony Alessandrini

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Trump’s Travel Ban: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What May Happen Next

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On 27 January 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Trump’s travel ban (or “Muslim ban,” as it has come to be called—not inaccurately, since it clearly targets Muslim-majority countries) has of course received a huge amount of attention. However, even among those attempting to follow the story closely, areas of confusion and misinformation have remained. In part, this has to do ...

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Aslı Ü. Bâli and Anthony Alessandrini


Aslı Ü. Bâli is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, where she teaches public international law, international human rights, and laws of war. Her research interests also include comparative law of the Middle East. Bâli is Director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA, and a co-editor of Jadaliyya's Turkey Page.

Anthony Alessandrini is a Professor of English at Kingsborough Community College and the MA Program in Middle Eastern Studies at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where he is also a member of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change. He is the author of Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics: Finding Something Different; the editor of Frantz Fanon: Critical Perspectives; and the co-editor of "Resistance Everywhere": The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey. He is a Co-Editor of Jadaliyya E-Zine.