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The Great Game of the 21st Century

The Great Game of the 21st Century

From 1830 to 1895, the British and Russian Empires schemed and plotted over control of Central and South Asia. At the heart of the “Great Game” was the United Kingdom’s certainty that the Russians had designs on India. So, wars were fought, borders drawn and generations of young met death in...

Image of Dead Immigrant Child Torches America

Image of Dead Immigrant Child Torches America

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...

A Death-Threat Culture that Presages the Death of Democracy

A Death-Threat Culture that Presages the Death of Democracy

In a culture of competition driven by the emotion of outrage and the belief that victory must be definitive and total, the death of one’s adversary becomes an obvious goal. Democracy theoretically gives voice to all people, and the decisions it reaches will always disappoint some....

Nuclear Powers Need to Disarm Before It’s Too Late

Nuclear Powers Need to Disarm Before It’s Too Late

The world’s major nuclear powers are treaty-bound to move toward disarmament. The India-Pakistan clash underscores the need to get moving. The recent military clash between India and Pakistan underscores the need for the major nuclear powers — the US, Russia, China, Britain and France —...

In Conversation with Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold

In Conversation with Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Frances Arnold, the 2018 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry. The Nobel Prize is arguably the most prestigious award a scientist can win. Established in memory of the late Swedish chemist, engineer and philanthropist Alfred Nobel in 1895,...

Iran Sanctions Return as Midterm Elections Begin

Iran Sanctions Return as Midterm Elections Begin

November, the month of elections that immediately follows Halloween and culminates with Black Friday, has long been America’s month of frightening suspense. 2018 is no exception. It's November, which in 2018 for the US and the world means two things. First, the midterm elections in the US will...

Can GE Make the Most of Its “Reset Moment”?

Can GE Make the Most of Its “Reset Moment”?

Former GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock talks about her time at the company and the challenges that lie ahead for new CEO Larry Culp. Challenges continue to multiply at General Electric (GE), the iconic company that Thomas Edison founded in 1892. At the end of October, Larry Culp, who recently took...

Saudi Arabia’s Best-Laid Plan

Saudi Arabia’s Best-Laid Plan

Authoritarian governments have arrogated to themselves the right to define which illegal and immoral acts are legitimate and by whom they may be carried out. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi has provoked an avalanche of Orwellian newspeak from both Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration in the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Bleak” Times in America

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Bleak” Times in America

MSNBC is too caught up in the daily cycle of reporting about the Trump disaster to waste time on understanding and unpacking history. MSNBC, like Fox News, has a worldview that can never be questioned on the air and which may well be even more black and white than that of Fox News. It clings to...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Is Trump “Open-Minded”?

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Is Trump “Open-Minded”?

Bill Gates actually believes Donald Trump has a mind and that it’s open for philanthropic business. At least one famous and influential person, Bill Gates, is willing to step up and recognize the intellectual merits of Donald Trump, currently excoriated by even senior members of his...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Tone Down” the Tweeting

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Tone Down” the Tweeting

Elon Musk has got what he wants: cave diver Vernon Unsworth is suing him. As news of a criminal investigation by the US Justice Department was breaking, Elon Musk, America’s other hyperreal hero (after the president), learned that he has succeeded in finally persuading cave diver Vernon...

For Facebook and Twitter, the World Is Not Flat

For Facebook and Twitter, the World Is Not Flat

Facebook, Twitter and Google have no option but to clean up their act before India decides to log off. In front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, social media bosses Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey recently defended their companies against allegations of misuse. Russian interference in US...

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