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Brexiteers Are Not After Compromise

Brexiteers Are Not After Compromise

by    John Bruton

Leading Brexiteers are after catharsis, not compromise. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. In the UK, a no-deal Brexit has become increasingly likely. This is because Prime Minister Theresa May has decided her priority is to avoid a split in the Conservative Party. She has calculated that if she tries to get her withdrawal Read More

The Psychology of the Wall

The Psychology of the Wall

by    John Feffer

Walls are cropping up all over the world. But as with guns, the sense of safety and security that comes from a wall is almost entirely illusory. Geopolitics, like thermodynamics, has its laws of conservation. If a wall comes down in one place, you can bet that it will go up somewhere else. It wasn’t Read More

How to Confront a Global Crisis: Sleepwalk It

How to Confront a Global Crisis: Sleepwalk It

by    Peter Isackson

As the world awaits AI, sleepwalking has become the preferred method of decision-makers. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Scott Ritter, a former Marine Corps intelligence officer and nuclear arms inspector, assessing the state of the world in the wake of the US withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, warns us Read More

Looking toward 2030: The Future of Aid

Looking toward 2030: The Future of Aid

by    Hideaki Nakajima

A decade until 2030 looks like a long time, but not when the world is faced with crises on multiple fronts that require sustained action. The world was intended to be a better place when the international community pledged commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) after the relative success of the Millennium Development Read More

Gateway Organizations: Understanding the Lure of the Radical Right

Gateway Organizations: Understanding the Lure of the Radical Right

by    Lella Nouri

To date, the notion of gateway organizations has in the most part been used to help explain processes of radicalization in relation to Islamic extremist Islam. Since September 11, 2001, the radical right has been on the rise in terms of popularity and reach across Western states. The 9/11 attacks, the subsequent war on terror Read More

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