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Venezuela’s Children at the Heart of the Crisis

Venezuela’s Children at the Heart of the Crisis

by    Fair Observer

Venezuela’s economic crisis can mean almost certain death for the poor and sick. Since the death in 2013 of the charismatic and controversial Hugo Chávez after 14 years as Venezuelan president, his acolyte and successor, Nicolás Maduro, has steadily been losing his grip on the country. Crime, corruption and increased authoritarianism have made Venezuela one Read More

It’s Time to Put the “Trump is a Tyrant” Obsession to Rest

It’s Time to Put the “Trump is a Tyrant” Obsession to Rest

by    Etan Blass

The US government is not a cult or a totalitarian regime.  As we watch the government put our president through a very public inquiry into the nature of his connections with Russia and his possible obstruction of justice, we can, hopefully, finally, put to rest the nonsensical notion that our government is being run by a Read More

Will History Repeat Itself for the Conservatives?

Will History Repeat Itself for the Conservatives?

by    Adam de Courcy Ling

Might 2017 see a repetition of the historical splits in the Conservative Party? As the many consequences of the June 8 election work through, the United Kingdom is edging closer to a rare historical occurrence already celebrated twice before: a formal split in the (still just about) ruling Conservative Party. Just as on the two Read More

The Internet Under Attack in Pakistan

The Internet Under Attack in Pakistan

by    Hafsa Khawaja

How will Pakistan navigate its blasphemy laws in the murky world of social media? It has been two months since the brutal murder of 23-year-old student Mashal Khan, who was reportedly accused of insulting Islam. Amid shock and outrage, many hoped this would mark a turning point for Pakistan. Things had to change after this, they Read More

The Houthi-Saleh Alliance of Convenience

The Houthi-Saleh Alliance of Convenience

by    Loaai Alakwaa

Although the Saleh and Houthi alliance has withstood the Yemen conflict, the cracks in their alliance are as large as ever. During 2014, Yemen observers suspected former President Ali Abdullah Saleh of facilitating, if not orchestrating, the Houthi military expansion into the governorates of Amran and Sanaa. At that time, Saleh and his loyalists at the Read More

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