The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Partner” and Politics

March 02, 2018

The Russians apparently have the impertinence to contest an American de facto monopoly. Newsweek informs us of a worrying trend that threatens the Pax Americana in a way that terrorism or the opposition of celebrity enemies such as North Korea and Iran can never do. The journal cites General...

Inauguration Day Protests Turn Violent

January 21, 2017

Protesters against Donald Trump in Washington, DC filmed being tear-gassed by the police. On January 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. Visibly less popular than Barack Obama’s historic inauguration in 2009, the ceremony still drew crowds of...

The 2013 Capital Gains Tax Hike: How to Defeat it

October 14, 2013

Can the capital gains tax be sidestepped? Granted, taxes are a drag. What’s an even bigger drag are capital gains taxes. Call them what you wish — “justified” or “penalties for hard work” — the fact is they’re going nowhere. And all of what used to...

Guantánamo Bay: The “Law-Free” Environment (Part 2/2)

September 17, 2013

The US government has created a “law-free” custodial environment at Guantánamo Bay. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Important in understanding the War on Terror’s true purposes is the fact that, in light of the US government’s tactics in...

Guantánamo Bay: The “Law-Free” Environment (Part 1/2)

September 04, 2013

The US government has created a “law-free” custodial environment at Guantánamo Bay. This is the first of a two part series. Much has been made of the US government’s detention policies in furtherance of its so-called "War on Terror," particularly as those...

Is it Time to Defy Washington’s Logic on North Korea?

August 23, 2013

The US has failed with its “Strategic Patience” policy. Many observers are wondering which direction events on the Korean Peninsula will go. The emerging mantra in South Korea calls for peace and understanding with its northern neighbor. The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye,...

Kabul Diary: Hope and Fissures

August 03, 2013

Afghans simply want to move on and build a new life. [Note: Kabul Diary is a compilation of experiences and observations by Gateway House’s Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, who recently visited Afghanistan. In this entry, she writes about her first impressions and important political developments,...

What China’s Cash Squeeze Means for the Global Economy

July 27, 2013

The impact of financial sector reform in China will be far-reaching. On Wednesday, June 19, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the US central bank planned to end its five-year quantitative easing program later in 2013, when the US economy is expected to pick up. That day, the...

Myanmar: Spotlight Brings New Dangers

June 06, 2013

Myanmar's new government has been quick to welcome Western leaders while hastily distancing themselves from China. The move is potentially dangerous due to the country's domestic situation. Myanmar has recently become the center of attention in the growing competition between China and the...

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...

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