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Mexico Faces Uphill Battle at Summit

Mexico Faces Uphill Battle at Summit

by    Ivan Farias Pelcastre

It is unlikely Mexico will reach its objectives at the North American Leaders’ Summit on June 29. In mid-June, Mexican Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray traveled to Montreal to deliver a speech at the inaugural session of the International Forum of the Americas. Videgaray affirmed that Mexico remains one of the main proponents of further and Read More

The UN Stays Silent on Press Freedoms

The UN Stays Silent on Press Freedoms

by    Polina Popova

How can the body stand up for free expression when those freedoms are anathema to a sizeable part of its membership? In celebration of World Press Freedom Day in May, the United Nations (UN) released a statement extolling the virtues of an unrestricted press. A free media, it said, “can ensure transparency, accountability and the rule of Read More

Radicalization in a Historical Context

Radicalization in a Historical Context

by    Matthew Feldman

Is radicalization necessarily a bad thing?  Following the pusillanimous and gristly assassination of Jo Cox, member of Parliament for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire, the subject of radicalization is prominent in British news once more. This ought not to surprise: The arrested and charged suspect, Thomas Mair, allegedly had a relationship with neo-Nazi movements Read More

Why Brexit and the Success of Trump Should Not Surprise You

Why Brexit and the Success of Trump Should Not Surprise You

by    Yasmeen Sami Alamiri and Ryan J. Suto

The global economic crisis has greatly contributed to the rise of far-right politics in the West manifesting itself in outcomes such as Brexit and the unprecedented rise of Donald Trump. On June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) with the full effect of the economic, social and political ramifications of Read More

Why the British Said No to Europe

Why the British Said No to Europe

by    John Pilger

Pro-Brexit voters have struck a blow for real peace and democracy in Europe, says John Pilger. The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union (EU) was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, Read More

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