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The Fable of Anti-Politics

The Fable of Anti-Politics

by    John Feffer

In this fairy tale from 2050, the invisible monster of climate change continues to ravage the land. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a time Read More

Music With the Gnaoua in Morocco

Music With the Gnaoua in Morocco

by    Khalid Allaoui and Jenna Kleinwort

In Morocco, an annual music festival brings with it a cultural experience that lifts people’s spirits. At the end of June, the winds of the old port city of Essaouira move to the rhythm of Gnaoua music when the annual festival takes place. At this time, the small Moroccan city on the Atlantic Ocean becomes Read More

Barriers to Treating Opioid Addiction

Barriers to Treating Opioid Addiction

by    Kimya Hedayat-Zadeh

Both the medical community and the US government fall behind on making the treatment of opioid addiction more effective. Percy Menzies is a pharmacist by training and has worked for almost 18 years for a pharmaceutical company that developed and marketed a range of pain medications like oxycodone and oxymorphone. Even at that time, some Read More

Fake News Shines Spotlight on Psychological Warfare

Fake News Shines Spotlight on Psychological Warfare

by    James Dorsey

Aside from the fake news stories, the UAE and Qatar have been at it for a while. Revelations about two incidents of Gulf-related fake news shine a spotlight on a long-standing psychological war between the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, as well as both states’ seemingly repeated and competing interventionist efforts to shape the Middle Read More

Ukraine: A Key to Europe’s Future

Ukraine: A Key to Europe’s Future

by    John Bruton

In some circumstances, Ukrainian membership of the EU could benefit Russia, but no one in Moscow sees it that way. Control over Ukraine’s fertile land and natural resources has been a source of conflict throughout modern history. The Russian occupation of Crimea, which is part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine, is the first forcible Read More

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