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US Middle East Policy Is in Thrall to Its Regional Allies

US Middle East Policy Is in Thrall to Its Regional Allies

by    Kourosh Ziabari and Edward Wastnidge

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Edward Wastnidge, a lecturer in international studies at the Open University. Four decades after Iran and the United States severed diplomatic relations, tensions are running higher than at any point in the 21st century. US President Donald Trump, who has constructed a foreign policy Read More

John Bolton Is the Most Dangerous of Political Operators

John Bolton Is the Most Dangerous of Political Operators

by    John Feffer

John Bolton has the passion of an ideologue and the patience of a realist. Only 70 days into his presidency, Ronald Reagan faced an assassination attempt. While he was in surgery and the vice president was mid-flight over Texas, Secretary of State Alexander Haig famously declared in front of the press, “As of now, I Read More

China Renounces the Goal of Cultural Superiority

China Renounces the Goal of Cultural Superiority

by    Peter Isackson

Xi Jinping finds an alternative to exceptionalism to consolidate China’s bid to lead the global economy. Raising the debate to the level of universal principles, Chinese President Xi Jinping has framed his response to US President Donald Trump’s doctrine of America First, a specific brand of the widespread idea of American exceptionalism. At a conference Read More

How the Swedish Radical Right Hijacked Human Rights

How the Swedish Radical Right Hijacked Human Rights

by    Andreas Onnerfors

It can be difficult to separate the alleged watchdogs of freedom from the bloodhounds of the populist radical-right discourse.  On June 6, 2017, Sweden’s national holiday, charges were filed with the Swedish international prosecution office against “a number of individuals in key positions inside Sweden’s government administration, media and in the country’s political...Read More

India’s 2019 Election Is a Choice between a Strong and a Helpless Government

India’s 2019 Election Is a Choice between a Strong and a Helpless Government

by    Nilanjana Sen , Varuna Shunglu and Maheish Girri

In this guest edition of The Interview, Nilanjana Sen and Varuna Shunglu talk to Maheish Girri, the national secretary of the BJP. In 2014, the world’s largest democracy elected the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power, with Narendra Modi as the prime minister. Modi came to victory on the promise of creation of jobs and Read More

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