Putin Proposes, Trump Disposes

Jan 24, 2020

In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin is proposing a new constitution. Meanwhile, in Washington, US President Donald Trump is disposing of the old constitution. The first is a demonstration of power meant to showcase the unity of the Russian political system behind a strong leader. The...

Putin Is Leaving, But Not Saying Goodbye
Jan 21, 2020

Putin Is Leaving, But Not Saying Goodbye

In the Run-Up to the US Election, Storytelling Becomes Rather Less Innocent
Jan 21, 2020

In the Run-Up to the US Election, Storytelling Becomes Rather Less Innocent

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach
Jan 21, 2020

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach

Who Wins and Loses in the Middle East?

Who Wins and Loses in the Middle East?

Jan 10, 2020

Following Iran’s missile attacks on a two US airbase, one outside Baghdad and the second near Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, US President Donald Trump almost triumphantly announced that Iran is now standing down in their the two countries’ intensified conflict following the killing of Quds Force...

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Dec 19, 2019

In March 2019, the World Congress of Families (WCF), in collaboration with the International Organization for the Family (IOF), organized its 13th conference, “The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement,” in Verona, Italy. Sponsors and speakers at the event came from two...

Is Russia Ready for Its Own Me Too Movement?

Is Russia Ready for Its Own Me Too Movement?

Nov 27, 2019

The #MeToo movement immensely shifted public discourse in many Western countries, but it experienced slower development in Russia. It was dismissed at the highest levels of government as well as in provincial regions across the federation. Many of the tenets of the feminist movement were...

Is Europe Really Ready for Its Own Military Force?

Is Europe Really Ready for Its Own Military Force?

Nov 25, 2019

The European Union has been facing turbulent geopolitical moments outside as well as inside its own borders. These factors have prompted the EU’s key personalities to become more outspoken about what they see as a key step in making the EU a truly global player: developing its own defense...

The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game

The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game

Nov 15, 2019

We have come a long way from the times when women were classified as militants and arrested for demanding voting rights, stepping in front of galloping horses to garner attention. In just over two years, the #MeToo movement has made us question the notion of sexual engagement, our understanding of...

Russia Needs a New National Idea

Russia Needs a New National Idea

Nov 05, 2019

With the coming to power of President Vladimir Putin, right-wing organizations in Russia gradually lost their influence. This happened mainly because of the suppression of pro-fascist organizations by force and due to the demonstrative manifestation of Putin’s loyalty to representatives of...

Forget Fake News — Now We Have “Maybe News”

Forget Fake News — Now We Have “Maybe News”

Nov 01, 2019

In a hallucinating development concerning what increasingly appears to be the unsinkable imaginary drama of overwhelming Russian influence on the 2016 US presidential election, Reuters, echoed by The Hill, offer some breaking news: “Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday that at...

New Cracks in the Global Far Right?

New Cracks in the Global Far Right?

Oct 31, 2019

In a remarkable confluence of events, the right-wing national leaders of the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel find themselves, at least for a brief historical moment, besieged by criticism and stark political dangers. In the US, President Donald Trump is facing a more serious...

Facing the Consequences of Trump’s Decision to Abandon the Kurds

Facing the Consequences of Trump’s Decision to Abandon the Kurds

Oct 25, 2019

The sad tragedy of US President Donald Trump’s precipitous decision to suddenly abandon the Kurds of northern Syria is that it may have been inevitable. Turkey had long warned the Americans that it viscerally opposed its partnership with the People’s Protection Units (YGP) — a Syrian Kurdish...

Russia Turns Trump’s Middle East Blunder to Its Advantage

Russia Turns Trump’s Middle East Blunder to Its Advantage

Oct 23, 2019

The Americans call the five-day halt to Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria a ceasefire, while the Turks prefer to call it a pause. The Kurds call the incursion something else. For them, and for American soldiers who fought with them in the war against the Islamic State (IS), as well...

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