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...

The US Educational System’s War on History
Jul 15, 2019

The US Educational System’s War on History

What Sotheby’s Tells Us About the Art Market
Jul 15, 2019

What Sotheby’s Tells Us About the Art Market

Image of Dead Immigrant Child Torches America
Jul 15, 2019

Image of Dead Immigrant Child Torches America

Turkey’s New Role in the Middle East Divides the Arab World

Turkey’s New Role in the Middle East Divides the Arab World

Jul 12, 2019

When Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) ascended to power in 2002, Ankara’s foreign policy in the Middle East was extremely different from what it is today. From the founding of the Republic of Turkey in 1923 until the beginning of this century, the ideology and stances of Mustafa...

Does Modi’s Re-Election Threaten India’s Muslims?

Does Modi's Re-Election Threaten India's Muslims?

May 28, 2019

The re-election of India’s Hindu right-wing government could put minorities at risk. India’s general elections were the most wide-ranging and possibly most expensive election campaign in the nation’s history. In emphatic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

Political Fragmentation May Be the Prelude to Rebuilding Europe

Political Fragmentation May Be the Prelude to Rebuilding Europe

May 28, 2019

The results of the European elections reflect far more than the simple play of party politics and the media’s obsession with hyperreal contests. The European parliamentary elections have weighed in with tallies gleaned from 28 nations. Perhaps the most awaited results came from the United...

The World-Changing Idea of Girl Power

The World-Changing Idea of Girl Power

May 27, 2019

The Spice Girls and the Women’s World Cup are parallel realities, and some will point out that women are still underpaid, undervalued and stuck in much the same position they were in during the early 1990s. “Girl power” was never anything more than a heaven-sent answer to the question,...

Most Israelis Don’t Believe There’s a Solution to the Conflict with Palestinians

Most Israelis Don’t Believe There's a Solution to the Conflict with Palestinians

May 27, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dov Waxman, the Stotsky professor of Jewish historical and cultural studies at Northeastern University. More than seven decades after the outbreak of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there seems to be no solution forthcoming to one of the...

The Art of Provocation: Preparing War with Iran

The Art of Provocation: Preparing War with Iran

May 27, 2019

John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are on the lookout for Iranian provocations and are skilled at finding them, even when they don’t exist. On May 21, Trump administration officials treated key members of Congress to closed-door briefings to persuade them to back what appears to be a build-up for a...

For the Win: Using Connected Strategies to Gain a Competitive Advantage

For the Win: Using Connected Strategies to Gain a Competitive Advantage

May 26, 2019

In their new book, Wharton’s Nicolaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch explain how a “connected strategy” helps businesses create more value for themselves and their customers. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it’s no longer good enough for a company to sell a product through...

Maria Alyokhina: In an Information Vacuum, It Is Impossible Not to Believe Propaganda

Maria Alyokhina: In an Information Vacuum, It Is Impossible Not to Believe Propaganda

May 25, 2019

In this guest edition of The Interview, Vishal Manve talks to Maria Alyokhina, a founding member of the Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot. At last month’s International Civil Society Week (ICSW) organized by the Civicus nonprofit in Belgrade, Serbia, a Russian protest-art collective, Pussy...

Narendra Modi Wins Again as India Rejects the Nehru Dynasty

Narendra Modi Wins Again as India Rejects the Nehru Dynasty

May 24, 2019

Revulsion for corruption and nepotism makes Indians vote for a leader with humble roots despite his poor track record and authoritarian tendencies. In April, this author called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic record abysmal. Yet he has now been re-elected with a thumping...