Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan

Jul 19, 2019

In an article published last month with the title, “Could Morocco see the next uprising, after Sudan and Algeria?” the BBC demonstrated a misunderstanding of Moroccan society by conflating civil unrest and public dissatisfaction over the kingdom’s leadership with the overall stability of the...

Google and Our Collective AI Future
Jul 19, 2019

Google and Our Collective AI Future

From Africa to Europe and Beyond, Democracy Is in Crisis
Jul 19, 2019

From Africa to Europe and Beyond, Democracy Is in Crisis

The Hidden Gems of Morocco
Jul 19, 2019

The Hidden Gems of Morocco

Let’s Meet the Real Boris Johnson

Let’s Meet the Real Boris Johnson

Jul 18, 2019

Boris Johnson is on course to become the next British prime minister. But, according to The Economist, he could be a dangerous leader.

Is There Really a Right Side of History?

Is There Really a Right Side of History?

Jul 18, 2019

In a stimulating and insightful article published this week on Fair Observer, researcher and author Rejeanne Lacroix examines a surprising paradox that helps illuminate the contradictions of a world that is clearly undergoing a confused historical transition from what appears to be a principle of...

Britain’s Long Shadow Over Ireland

Britain’s Long Shadow Over Ireland

Jul 18, 2019

The Republic of Ireland has been an enthusiastic member of the European Union since 1973, having both gained and given so much from being part of the EU. In the toxic mayhem of Brexit Britain, one question is perhaps more confounding than most, namely how did the Irish backstop issue emerge as a...

8chan: Where the Appalling Becomes Appealing

8chan: Where the Appalling Becomes Appealing

Jul 18, 2019

8chan is one of the most notorious message boards on the internet. Its contents include subjects ranging from extremist political ideas to extreme pornography. Unsurprisingly, it stands by the slogan “Embrace Infamy.” Visitors receive an equally intriguing salutation: “Welcome to 8chan, the...

Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Jul 18, 2019

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

What Happens in Africa Matters in Europe

What Happens in Africa Matters in Europe

Jul 17, 2019

The African continent is home to 54 countries, more than 1.2 billion people and around 2,000 languages. Its challenges and success stories are as diverse as the breadth of its landmass. In terms of GDP growth, Africa is the world’s second fastest-developing region. A 2018 report by the Overseas...

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

Jul 17, 2019

Boris Johnson, the former UK foreign secretary who is expected to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, earned his right to reign over the presumably final act of Brexit by becoming a media superstar. Adept at multiple roles to keep his audience entertained, in a recent performance he even donned the...

On Iran, It’s Trump vs. Trump

On Iran, It’s Trump vs. Trump

Jul 17, 2019

The ongoing conflict with Iran showcases all the reasons why US President Donald Trump remains a hit with his base. First of all, the guy tells a ripping yarn. While critics of US policy drone on about complex agreements with opaque acronyms, Trump boils down the problem to a TV episode with a...

Jeffrey Epstein May End Up as Time’s Man of the Year

Jeffrey Epstein May End Up as Time’s Man of the Year

Jul 17, 2019

After US financier Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest for underage sex trafficking, USA Today asked the vital question that every American desperately wants to see answered: “Who is Jeffrey Epstein? It turns out that the descriptor most used to identify him over the past decades — billionaire — may...

Why Aren’t Americans Paying Attention to Pope Francis’ Progressive Ideas?

Why Aren’t Americans Paying Attention to Pope Francis’ Progressive Ideas?

Jul 17, 2019

In his papal encyclical, “Laudato Si’” (“Praise Be”), issued in May 2015, Pope Francis reminded humanity of its responsibility for stewardship of the planet, including addressing the challenge of our times, climate change. Had the pope stuck to the environmental message, it would have...

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