How Crime Helps Finance Radical-Right Terrorism
Sep 16, 2019

How Crime Helps Finance Radical-Right Terrorism

Israel Secretly Surveils Donald Trump
Sep 16, 2019

Israel Secretly Surveils Donald Trump

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

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

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....

Why Is the Radical Right Obsessed With Southern Africa?

Why Is the Radical Right Obsessed With Southern Africa?

Sep 12, 2019

In 2018, the President of the United States Donald Trump posted a rather enigmatic tweet about“farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers” by the South African government. What initially seemed puzzling was soon everywhere. A few days later, during the former UK...

The Threat of ISIS in Tunisia

The Threat of ISIS in Tunisia

Sep 11, 2019

Since 2011, Tunisia has been widely recognized as the Arab Spring’s only success story. But the North African state's political transition faces grave threats.

Bye, Bye, John Bolton. The NY Times Already Misses You.

Bye, Bye, John Bolton. The NY Times Already Misses You.

Sep 11, 2019

John Bolton, famous for wanting to invade, bomb or nuke every nation whose policies he didn’t approve of, and known for wishing to spare the United Nations only because its headquarters is located in Manhattan, has left the White House. He is no longer Donald Trump’s national security adviser....

Dissident Guerrillas Are Rearming in Colombia

Dissident Guerrillas Are Rearming in Colombia

Sep 11, 2019

Early in the morning on August 28, the former head negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), Iván Márquez, announced via a YouTube video the official rearmament of a faction of FARC in what appears to be the eastern plains on the Colombian border with Venezuela and...

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