Thought Suppression Flourishes in France and Washington

August 04, 2021

In August, the Daily Devil’s Dictionary appears in a single weekly edition containing multiple items taken from a variety of contexts.  This week, we jump from French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal of a new law intended to produce electoral momentum in the run-up to the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: To “Know”

January 19, 2018

The cloud of unknowing that hovers over Washington. Donald Trump’s secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, apparently knows so much about the homeland that she knows nothing about the rest of the world. When asked by Senator Patrick Leahy of the Senate Judiciary Committee if Norway...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

October 31, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of October. The US has long seen itself as “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The Statue of Liberty has long been an icon that has defined the country.  Yes, there are warts in this myth. The Native Americans were...

North Korea: “The Marshall” is a Game Changer

September 22, 2013

North Korea's "charm offensive" is further evidence of an evolving regime. On January 2, 2013, the Rodong Shimun — North Korea’s state-run newspaper —  published Kim Jung-Un’s New Year's “guidance,” which laid out details of his vision for...

Pakistan Imbroglio: Will its Voice be Respected?

Pakistan’s new leader, Nawaz Sharif, faces acute domestic issues and a troubled relationship with the United States and Afghanistan. His solution calls for an end to US drone attacks, and the start of talks with the Taliban. By Sajjad Ashraf Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim...

Albus Cavus: An Art of Social Responsibility

May 24, 2013

Peter Krsko, founder of Albus Cavus urban art collective from Washington DC, talks about the importance of art in developing local communities. The development of healthy communities in urban centers depends on active involvement of their members. One of the most effective ways to educate and...

North Korea: Playing Russian Roulette of the Nuclear Variety?

May 01, 2013

Justin Dargin, a geopolitics expert from the University of Oxford, speaks to Fair Observer's Nishtha Chugh about the implications of North Korea’s nuclear program and why its latest test is essentially a show of strength by its young leader. Nishtha Chugh: What is your evaluation of...

Beyond Brinksmanship: An Analysis of the Asia Pivot Strategy

May 01, 2013

Brinksmanship is a logical tactic deployed by North Korea when it feels backed into a corner with nothing to lose, because it has everything to gain. The annual round of brinksmanship between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of...

Tension in Season for the United States and North Korea

March 24, 2013

The annual “Tension Season” in relations between the United States and North Korea is noticeably harsher this year.     Every year, there seems to be two periods of tension in the relationship between the United States and North Korea. These seasons of tension are...

Afghanistan: Goodbye to All That?

February 24, 2013

As the US prepares to exit Afghanistan, what will be the consequences? Background As the conflict in Afghanistan enters its 12th year, the US is poised to withdraw 34,000 troops from the war-torn country by next year. The consequences of the withdrawal will be enormous. The Taliban remain a...

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