Centrist Democrats Fear a Showdown on Impeachment

Sep 18, 2019

As the Democrats cheer themselves on for their noble combat against US President Donald Trump and appear to believe, unanimously, that their sacred mission consists of nothing other than removing him from office and restoring the natural order of a system that works best when presidents don’t...

Why Kangana Ranaut Is No Longer the “Empowered” Woman India Needs
Sep 18, 2019

Why Kangana Ranaut Is No Longer the “Empowered” Woman India Needs

Eco-Nationalism: The Nature Within Our Borders
Sep 18, 2019

Eco-Nationalism: The Nature Within Our Borders

Iran’s Destabilizing Agenda in North Africa
Sep 18, 2019

Iran’s Destabilizing Agenda in North Africa

Can Art Change the World?

Can Art Change the World?

Sep 17, 2019

Miniature painting is a genre in Persian and Indian art that has survived the passage of time. Indo-Persian miniature painting, a common heritage of the two nations, was originally an artwork adorning text that reached its climax of glory during the 15th and 16th centuries. Miniature paintings...

Art in Pictures

Art in Pictures

Sep 17, 2019

Mia Khalifa Speaks Out on the Porn Industry

Mia Khalifa Speaks Out on the Porn Industry

Sep 17, 2019

Mia Khalifa, a Lebanese-American former adult actress, speaks to the BBC’s Stephen Sackur about what led her into the porn industry.

Gulliver Survived a Shipwreck, But Boris Fears Drowning

Gulliver Survived a Shipwreck, But Boris Fears Drowning

Sep 17, 2019

The Brexit spectacle increasingly appears to have been conceived in the spirit of traditional British holiday pantomime. It has become the longest-running, comically-absurd cliffhanger in European political history, now starring a lone hyperreal hero, Boris Johnson, a man who has far more...

The Sound of a Dying Planet Is Silence

The Sound of a Dying Planet Is Silence

Sep 16, 2019

How Crime Helps Finance Radical-Right Terrorism

How Crime Helps Finance Radical-Right Terrorism

Sep 16, 2019

Little research has been done on the financing of radical-right terrorist groups, especially when it comes to Germany. However, the finding within terrorism research that “money is the lifeblood of any organization, including the ones waging clandestine wars,” as Dipak K. Gupta puts it, also...

Israel Secretly Surveils Donald Trump

Israel Secretly Surveils Donald Trump

Sep 16, 2019

Perhaps the most surprising news story of the past week was Politico’s revelation that Israel had successfully planted cellphone surveillance devices in strategic locations close to the White House. The purpose was to monitor the thinking and decision-making of US President Donald Trump, despite...

What Can Panama’s New President Do for His Country?

What Can Panama’s New President Do for His Country?

After a decade led by two globalist and establishment presidents, Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela, Panama has a new leader who brings a nationalist flare to political discourse. Despite a career in business and politics, President Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo has never seen eye to eye...

Jair Bolsonaro’s Image Crisis

Jair Bolsonaro’s Image Crisis

Sep 16, 2019

The government headed by President Jair Bolsonaro is undergoing an image crisis, mainly after its lackluster reaction to the wildfires that engulfed Brazil’s Amazon rainforests in August. Since coming to power at the start of this year, the administration’s approval ratings have been dropping,...

The Weaponizing of the American Language

The Weaponizing of the American Language

Sep 13, 2019

The crisis of civilization that now affects the United States has little to do with the largely abstract public debate about capitalism vs socialism or big government vs individual freedom, and even less to do with the traditional (but largely illusory) war between Democrats and Republicans. The...

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