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
Jul 17, 2019

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

Why Aren’t Americans Paying Attention to Pope Francis’ Progressive Ideas?
Jul 17, 2019

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

Is Europe Ready to Do More on Security Matters?
Jul 17, 2019

Is Europe Ready to Do More on Security Matters?

The Fourth Transformation of Mexico

The Fourth Transformation of Mexico



Donald Trump’s “Unbridled Passion” for Tweeting Racist Remarks

Donald Trump’s “Unbridled Passion” for Tweeting Racist Remarks

Jul 16, 2019

Some may be asking if Donald Trump’s predestined role in the history of the US isn’t to expose the profound hypocrisy of a nation founded on racist principles and a social system dedicated to employing any method conceivable to uphold its racist order, while at the same time claiming to be a...

Is Istanbul’s Vote the Start of a New Consensus Politics in Turkey?

Is Istanbul’s Vote the Start of a New Consensus Politics in Turkey?

Jul 16, 2019

Is this the beginning of the end of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or even the end of the beginning of the end, as Al-Monitor columnist Kadri Gursel has suggested? When the previously unbeatable president pushed for a re-run of the Istanbul mayoral election that his party’s candidate,...

Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin Represent Two Opposing Sides of Christian Thought

Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin Represent Two Opposing Sides of Christian Thought

Jul 16, 2019

Mainstream discussions over the future of liberalism rose once again ahead of the G20 Summit in Osaka, when Russian President Vladimir Putin told the The Financial Times in a much publicized interview that “liberalism is obsolete.” This viewpoint is especially appreciated by those united in a...

Can Small States Help Balance the UN Security Council?

Can Small States Help Balance the UN Security Council?

Jul 16, 2019

On June 7, St. Vincent and the Grenadines was elected to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The election of this multi-island nation of around 110,000 people came largely unnoticed. In fact, it is a historic occasion, since St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the...

Haftar’s Loss of Gharyan in Libya

Haftar’s Loss of Gharyan in Libya

Jul 15, 2019

Three months into General Khalifa Haftar’s westward offensive, militias aligned with the UN-recognized Government of National Accord have slowed down the Libyan National Army’s advance on Tripoli.

The US Educational System’s War on History

The US Educational System’s War on History

Jul 15, 2019

In an article published by Al Jazeera, Donald Earl Collins, a history professor who has worked as a reader of students’ exam copies for the US College Board, describes one of the ways the US educational system transforms the teaching of history into a form of Eurocentric, neoliberal and...

What Sotheby’s Tells Us About the Art Market

What Sotheby’s Tells Us About the Art Market

Jul 15, 2019

Sotheby’s, the world-famous auction house, is feeling the reverberations of its $3.7 billion sale to a French-Israeli investor in mid-June, as organizational changes take shape. The acquisition has caused waves throughout the art world because it is synonymous with the company’s privatization....

Image of Dead Immigrant Child Torches America

Image of Dead Immigrant Child Torches America

Jul 15, 2019

It is surely no secret that a significant portion of the American electorate hopes that the national nightmare of the Trump administration will begin to end in November 2020. Beyond hoping, many have been moved to activism and active resistance. Not enough, but many. While there is not yet a...

The Death of Liberalism Has Been Proclaimed Before

The Death of Liberalism Has Been Proclaimed Before

Jul 15, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent designation of liberal values as “obsolete” may sound familiar. This is not the first time the death of liberalism has been announced. As George Dangerfield’s classic study put it, the early years of the 20th century saw the “strange death” of...

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