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North Korean Defectors’ Journey

North Korean Defectors’ Journey

by    Fair Observer

Despite the deadly ramifications of fleeing Kim Jong-un’s regime, North Koreans are risking their lives for freedom. When it comes to human rights, North Korea, according to Amnesty International, “is in a category of its own.” Inside one of the world’s most isolated and repressive regimes people live in a tightly-controlled propaganda bubble, enforced by Read More

Will the US Travel Ban Put Off Foreign Students?

Will the US Travel Ban Put Off Foreign Students?

by    Shafeeq Rahman

America has reason to worry that the travel ban will affect the number of foreign students applying to US universities. America has always been a favorable destination for international students from across the world, specifically those from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries. In 2016, 13% of total 1.27 million global OIC students chose Read More

Trump Botches Jerusalem Opportunity

Trump Botches Jerusalem Opportunity

by    Gary Grappo

America’s self-styled master dealmaker didn’t leverage recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to advance the peace process. Instead, he set it back. There is a good deal less than meets the eye in President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there — albeit at some unannounced later Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Misconduct” and the Weinstein Effect

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Misconduct” and the Weinstein Effect

by    Peter Isackson

Orchestra conductors are leaders who conduct. Can they misconduct? The floodgates have opened on the question of a certain apparently endemic form of misconduct on the part of persons in a position of authority, in particular celebrities, whatever their field of work. On the same day that the media reported the verdict of a noted Read More

Donald Trump: Our UnFounding Father

Donald Trump: Our UnFounding Father

by    Tom Engelhardt

Donald Trump isn’t an aberration. He’s the zeitgeist. Don’t look away. I mean it! Keep on staring just like you’ve been doing, just like we’ve all been doing since he rode down that escalator into the presidential race in June 2015 and, while you have your eyes on him, I’ll tell you exactly why you shouldn’t stop. Read More

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