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
Sep 17, 2019

Art in Pictures

Mia Khalifa Speaks Out on the Porn Industry
Sep 17, 2019

Mia Khalifa Speaks Out on the Porn Industry

Gulliver Survived a Shipwreck, But Boris Fears Drowning
Sep 17, 2019

Gulliver Survived a Shipwreck, But Boris Fears Drowning

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...

These Are Hard Times for US-German Relations

These Are Hard Times for US-German Relations

Sep 13, 2019

A few decades ago, Oskar Lafontaine, a leading German Social Democrat, published a book with the somewhat unsettling, if not apparently outright weird, title: “Fear of Friends” (“Angst vor den Freunden”). The year was 1983, and the occasion the impending deployment of American...

Could Hong Kong Help Reshape the Future of China?

Could Hong Kong Help Reshape the Future of China?

Sep 13, 2019

Something didn’t quite add up.This past weekend, protestors were rallying outside the American embassy in Hong Kong. They were waving American flags. They were singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." One 24-year-old protester wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat. Some signs at the...

Meghan McCain Blasts Pamela Anderson in an Act of Faith

Meghan McCain Blasts Pamela Anderson in an Act of Faith

Sep 12, 2019

On the program “The View,” the battle of the consequential blondes took place between Pamela Anderson — the former ultra-sexy star of the TV program “Baywatch” and a close friend of Julian Assange — and Meghan McCain. McCain owes her celebrity to her greatest accomplishment, humbly...

How Revolutionary Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

How Revolutionary Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Sep 12, 2019

Around 20 years into the new millennium, everything about our lives and surroundings is changing at an incredible pace. The ways we work, play, study, communicate, spend and earn are rapidly evolving to bear little resemblance to how we’ve lived through most of modern times, let alone history....

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