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Terror in London: We Jolly Well Carry On

Terror in London: We Jolly Well Carry On

by    Stephen Chan

London’s response to the latest terrorist attack is shaped by Britain’s long history of living with violence. The latest terror incident in London took place in the early afternoon of 22 March, exactly a year after the attacks in Brussels. It seems that anniversaries are now part of the terror repertoire. But almost immediately, even while Read More

Is Trump Getting America Ready for War?

Is Trump Getting America Ready for War?

by    John Feffer

Donald Trump apparently wants to put the US on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency. So, let me see if I’ve got this right. North Korea has been pushing its ally China to rein in the United States. Pyongyang is worried that Washington is about to launch a preemptive attack, so it Read More

Defeating Systemic Corruption: Colombia’s Next Major Challenge

Defeating Systemic Corruption: Colombia’s Next Major Challenge

by    Glenn Ojeda Vega

If corruption is not eradicated to level the political playing field, the systemically flawed democratic process will destroy any prospects of a lasting peace in Colombia. Colombia’s big city streets are full of ambulant vendors offering you anything from chewing gum to a single cigarette to prepaid cell phone minutes. Walking through Bogota’s roads during the Read More

How to Impeach a President

How to Impeach a President

by    Fair Observer

What should happen if the president has “rendered himself obnoxious”? That is the question Benjamin Franklin posed when the Founding Fathers were debating the intricacies of setting up a brand new government in America. Because most countries at the time did not have elected leaders and so no means of deposing them, they turned to a Read More

Living With Terrorism: The New Normal

Living With Terrorism: The New Normal

by    Edward Marsh

With terrorist attacks becoming ever more commonplace, what exactly do they achieve? I became aware of the situation unfolding on the busy streets outside Westminster today curtesy of a message I received on my phone as I left a briefing: It simply said, “Hope you are safe.” I knew straight away something was unfolding in London, another Read More

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