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What Drives the Politics of Rage?

What Drives the Politics of Rage?

by    Hans-Georg Betz

In the past, emotions in politics were too often negatively defined, dismissed as symptoms of immaturity and irrationality.  “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” shouts news anchor Howard Beale in the 1975 movie Network. Thousands of ordinary people follow his lead, raising their voice from open windows and down Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Nobody” Knew about Brexit

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Nobody” Knew about Brexit

by    Peter Isackson

When you’re told nobody had any idea, you can only conclude that there were plenty of people who knew what you weren’t supposed to know. In an interview with British TV presenter Piers Morgan, US President Donald Trump revealed what he learned about Queen Elizabeth’s take on Brexit. It appears that she sees it as Read More

The Shadowy World of Russian Hackers Just Got Murkier

The Shadowy World of Russian Hackers Just Got Murkier

by    James M. Dorsey

None of what is known about the murky world of Russian hackers is conclusive, let alone produces a smoking gun. But what role does the Gulf play? The covert Qatari-Emirati cyberwar that helped spark the Qatar crisis may have just gotten murkier with the indictment of 12 Russian agents by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The indictment Read More

The American Dog in the NATO Fight

The American Dog in the NATO Fight

by    Lorenzo Carrieri

Whatever pundits might have said, the recent NATO summit in Brussels has not ushered in a new era for the alliance. Shaken by US President Donald Trump’s statements, ranging from accusing America’s European allies of free-riding their NATO membership to alleging Germany’s dependency on Russian gas, the Brussels summit was mostly focused on EU-NATO cooperation. Read More

Meet Colombia’s New President

Meet Colombia’s New President

by    Glenn Ojeda Vega and German Peinado Delgado

Iván Duque’s foreign policy will center on reinforcing ties with Colombia’s traditional allies and securing international support for the administration’s agenda. This has been a critical year for Colombian politics. In March, a new congress was elected and, three months later, Iván Duque won the presidency when he defeated the former mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Read More

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