Is Spying an Art or a Crime?

Jul 21, 2021

The New York Times on Monday reported that the US has accused China “of breaching Microsoft email systems used by many of the world’s largest companies.” On the same day, The Washington Post announced the findings of an investigation into “spyware licensed by an Israeli firm to governments...

After Recent Protests, Cuba Will Not Be the Same
Jul 19, 2021

After Recent Protests, Cuba Will Not Be the Same

Confronting America’s Drive to Collective Amnesia
Jul 19, 2021

Confronting America’s Drive to Collective Amnesia

Biden’s Pirates of the Caribbean
Jul 19, 2021

Biden’s Pirates of the Caribbean

The Politics of American Protest: A North Korean Twist

The Politics of American Protest: A North Korean Twist

Jul 16, 2021

Gwen Berry recently protested the playing of the US national anthem by turning away from the flag and holding up a shirt that read “activist athlete.” The protest took place at the Olympic trials in Oregon where Berry had placed third in the hammer throw competition. Her action immediately...

Will the Tokyo Olympics Increase Japan’s Soft Power?

Will the Tokyo Olympics Increase Japan’s Soft Power?

Jul 15, 2021

Sport is often a great source of soft power, or the ability to shape the preferences of others by appeal instead of coercion or monetary incentives. The Olympic Games are a powerful tool for this type of attraction. Awarded to Germany before the Nazis came to power, the 1936 Berlin Olympics helped...

Personality and Ambition Fuel Saudi-UAE Divide

Personality and Ambition Fuel Saudi-UAE Divide

Jul 14, 2021

Personality and the conflation of national interests with personal ambition are contributing to the widening gap between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It was only a matter of time before Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) would want to go out on his own and no longer be seen...

America’s Afghan War Is Over. But What About Iraq and Iran?

America’s Afghan War Is Over. But What About Iraq and Iran?

Jul 13, 2021

At Bagram air base, Afghan scrap merchants are already picking through the graveyard of US military equipment that was until recently the headquarters of America’s 20-year occupation of their country. Afghan officials say the last US forces slipped away from Bagram in the dead of night, without...

Syrian Women Find a New Life in Germany

Syrian Women Find a New Life in Germany

Jul 13, 2021

In the years before the civil war broke out in 2011, Syrian families where women were the main income providers and oversaw family affairs remained the exception. At the time, about 15% of women were in the labor force, a large proportion of them in agriculture. Women occupying jobs in...

Is Football Still a Bastion of White Supremacy?

Is Football Still a Bastion of White Supremacy?

Jul 13, 2021

On the morning preceding England’s narrow defeat in the European Championship final, The New York Times published an article containing a heart-warming lesson about the power of sport to overcome and eliminate the scourge of xenophobic racism. Rory Smith, The Times’ football specialist based...

Haiti’s Whodunnit Raises Serious Historical Questions

Haiti’s Whodunnit Raises Serious Historical Questions

Jul 12, 2021

Not since the former slave Toussaint L’Ouverture successfully revolted against the island’s colonial masters has Haiti’s politics inspired anyone’s admiration. Toussaint’s quixotic adventure predictably ended badly for himself and perhaps even worse for his nation, whose political...

Pax Romana, a Fascist Peace

Pax Romana, a Fascist Peace

Jul 09, 2021

During World War I, Benito Mussolini ultimately became a strong interventionist, which caused his split from Italy’s Socialist Party. He believed that only participating in a war would trigger a successful revolution at home and create the “new man.” War, however, should also establish a new...

Can an Inflatable Economy Survive?

Can an Inflatable Economy Survive?

Jul 09, 2021

US President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have remained consistently positive since his inauguration in January, inspiring hope among his supporters and the liberal media that he can fulfill at least some of his campaign promises. With extremely thin majorities in both houses of Congress, Biden...

“The Golden One,” a Metapolitical Influencer

“The Golden One,” a Metapolitical Influencer

Jul 08, 2021

Metapolitics in the discourse of “The Golden One” — or Marcus Follin, online fitness guru, entrepreneur and far-right YouTube personality — is dissimilar to the notion of metapolitics as expressed by Alain de Benoist. De Benoist’s metapolitics was grounded “in an ideological...

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