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The Christchurch Killer Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The Christchurch Killer Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

by    Kourosh Ziabari and Alexander Gillespie

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Alexander Gillespie, professor of international law at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. On March 15, 2019, New Zealand witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in its modern history. A 28-year-old Australian gunman opened fire on worshippers at the Al Noor Mosque in the Christchurch suburb Read More

Global Citizenship: The Birth of a New World Order

Global Citizenship: The Birth of a New World Order

by    Jack Riddick

As the hegemony of the nation state deteriorates, a brave new world is being conceived. As outcrops of nationalistic fervor and protectionism are exposed across Western Europe and the United States, it would seem that the tides of globalization are beginning to ebb. One only needs to glance at the headlines. The US and China Read More

The Dictator and the Nihilist

The Dictator and the Nihilist

by    John Feffer

Julian Assange and Omar al-Bashir shared an underlying commonality — a lack of accountability, which proved to be their ultimate undoing. Two major public figures lost their protected status last week. British authorities dragged Julian Assange, the co-founder of Wikileaks, out of the Ecuadorian consulate and into custody. Meanwhile, months of public protests finally dislodged Omar Read More

In US Politics, Is Anyone in Control?

In US Politics, Is Anyone in Control?

by    Peter Isackson

As the elected leaders of the ongoing match of wills that pundits call Washington politics, Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump desperately try to affirm their capacity for control. The intercultural expert Robert Kohls has identified as many as 13 core values that define US culture. At the top of his list is “control.” In contrast Read More

Indonesia Needs to Negotiate with China

Indonesia Needs to Negotiate with China

by    Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The outcome of the election may be unclear, but the next president of Indonesia should take notes on how to do business with China. On April 17, Indonesians went to the polls to vote for a new president. Although the official result will be announced in May, “quick counts” by polling companies — which have Read More

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