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Why Brexit is a massive smokescreen (and why Britain should leave nonetheless)

Why Brexit is a massive smokescreen (and why Britain should leave nonetheless)

The actual challenge is not to cede national sovereignty to some mythical state of international economic integration, but to resist the corruption of the national policy-making process by shifts to technocracies and to ensure that the voting systems are not corrupted by lobbyists working in the interests of specific capital elites”.

03 June 2016

by Thomas Fazi

EU Blackmailed by Turkey, Member States blackmailed by EU

EU Blackmailed by Turkey, Member States blackmailed by EU

The crème-de-la-crème efforts of the EU to address the refugee crisis are pathetic.

03 June 2016

by Valerijus Simulik

Venezuela: Radicalizing the revolution

Venezuela: Radicalizing the revolution

Facing a deep economic crisis, a ruthless oppositionist bloc in the National Assembly, and protesters in the streets, Maduro seems to have handled it correctly and has radicalized the revolution. But he must go further.

23 May 2016

by Pedro Marin

Venezuela's 'state of emergency': How the country slid into crisis

Venezuela's 'state of emergency': How the country slid into crisis

President Nicolas Maduro has declared a "constitutional state of emergency"

16 May 2016

Angela Merkel – the Angel of Political Correctness: Part Two

Angela Merkel – the Angel of Political Correctness: Part Two

The angels of political correctness have turned into demons of chaos and destruction.

08 April 2016

by Vladimir Golstein

Migrants' Return Raises Anxiety in Turkey

Migrants' Return Raises Anxiety in Turkey

“Did we turn Syrians back? No, we didn't, but EU did.”

07 April 2016

Greece: In the Eye of the Storm

Greece: In the Eye of the Storm

Greece is one large prison where every passing day brings on worse news.

07 April 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

On Wikileaks’ Revelations – IMF- Merkel - Syriza: Triumvirate of the Absurd

On Wikileaks’ Revelations – IMF- Merkel - Syriza: Triumvirate of the Absurd

We have Paul Mason raising the ‘bad’ IMF vs. the ‘good’ Ms Merkel when he pretends the IMF is interested in ‘debt relief’ for Greece (which Germany opposes).

04 April 2016

by Van Gelis

The “Doubting Thomas” agreement

The “Doubting Thomas” agreement

The pact between the EU and Turkey by someone has been called "historic" but it's just a way to take time according to motto of "if I do not see I do not think"

25 March 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Obama's Visit to Cuba a Continuation of War, not Peace, with the Socialist Nation

Obama's Visit to Cuba a Continuation of War, not Peace, with the Socialist Nation

The rulers of capital want to return Cuba to the days when US monopolies dominated the economy of the island

19 March 2016

by Danny Haiphong

Syrian and Afghan migrants clash with each other the next day after Angelina Jolie visit

Syrian and Afghan migrants clash with each other the next day after Angelina Jolie visit

People, who stood in line for free food, started a massive fight

18 March 2016

In the Eye of the Storm: Will Lula Strike Back?

In the Eye of the Storm: Will Lula Strike Back?

Turmoil on the streets - Brazil’s color revolution?

17 March 2016

by Pedro Marin

February smashes monthly world temperature records

February smashes monthly world temperature records

"In short, we are now hurtling at a frightening pace toward the globally agreed maximum of 2.0°C warming over pre-industrial levels"

14 March 2016

Europeans, but just a bit

Europeans, but just a bit

The marathon negotiations held 10 days ago in Brussels saw the foreign ministers of Europe confront the migrant issue head on in a spirit of heightening temper. The negotiations, however, ended up almost entirely centered around David Cameron, the British conservative prime minister, who can well claim the title of winner.

11 March 2016

by Giuseppe Zaccaria

Greece is Being Filled with Economic Migrants, Not Refugees, While Merkel Orders More

Greece is Being Filled with Economic Migrants, Not Refugees, While Merkel Orders More

It is time to speak openly on the migration crisis: they are not refugees, they are migrants

10 March 2016

Opinion: 1

by Joshua Tartakovsky

 Will the real Varoufakis please stand up?

Will the real Varoufakis please stand up?

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts…

09 March 2016

by Van Gelis

America is Heading into a Post-Soviet Style Collapse

America is Heading into a Post-Soviet Style Collapse

After its last foe has fallen the Capitalism started to fight itself

09 March 2016

by Van Gelis

Why is Greece’s leftist premier befriending Israel’s right-wing Netanyahu?

Why is Greece’s leftist premier befriending Israel’s right-wing Netanyahu?

It’s another sign that the Syriza government – once a cri de coeur for the international left – has been forced by European creditors to abandon its traditional criticism for Israel.

05 March 2016

by Max J. Schindler

Europe’s patience finally runs off

Europe’s patience finally runs off

With more and more migrant encampments appearing in Greece, a European Union leader issued a stark warning Thursday to millions in search of economic opportunity: Stay away

04 March 2016

Opinion: 1

Beware of NATO bearing gifts

Beware of NATO bearing gifts

Greece, Turkey, the Aegean, and NATO never mixed in a positive, fruitful manner.

25 February 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

Troika’s War on Housing: Greek Homelessness Goes Mainstream

Troika’s War on Housing: Greek Homelessness Goes Mainstream

Despite the numerous bailouts, the Troika wants even more and implies additional taxation on Greeks with low to no income

12 February 2016

by Van Gelis

Soldiers of Odin: The far-right groups in Finland ‘protecting women’ from asylum seekers

Soldiers of Odin: The far-right groups in Finland ‘protecting women’ from asylum seekers

Finns create an anti-immigrant group called the Soldiers of Odin after reported cases of harassment against women, allegedly by migrants

02 February 2016

The political components of fiscal crisis in Brazil

The political components of fiscal crisis in Brazil

According to Machiavelli, the prince can govern a state “o per fortuna o per virtù”. However, the equation between fortuna and virtú considered by Machiavelli becomes complex in multiparty political regimes.

08 January 2016

by Natalia Rezende

Sweden introduces border controls to halt flow of refugees

Sweden introduces border controls to halt flow of refugees

The new policy is intended to help slow down the flow of people seeking refuge in the country

05 January 2016

Writers

chief editor

Joshua Tartakovsky

Analysis should serve as a method to better understand our world, not to obscure it.

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Specialization: Israel and the Middle East, US politics

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Specialization: Balkans, NATO and EU policies, Strategic communications

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Specialization: Foreign politics, Immigration, Human rights.

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Specialization: Political Science, Social Anthropology

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Specialization: Eastern Europe

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Specialization: Industrial Safety, Corporations

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Specialization: Eastern Europe, Labor movement

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Specialization: American history, way of life, and principles

Danielle Ryan

Ireland

Materials: 10

Specialization: US foreign policy, US-Russia relations and media bias

Materials: 20

Specialization: War, Racism, Capitalist exploitation, Civil rights

Materials: 8

Specialization: Modern Japanese History, Modern Chinese History, Military History, History of Counterinsurgency, History of Disobedience, Dynamics of Atrocities in Wartime

Dovid Katz

Lithuania

Materials: 3

Specialization: Holocaust Revisionism and Geopolitics; East European Far Right & Human Rights; Yiddish Studies & Litvak Culture

Materials: 20

Specialization: History, Catalunya, Spain, Geopolitics, Nationalism in Europe, Islamization, Immigration

Materials: 5

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Specialization: migration, international relations

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Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy and strategies, BRICS/SCO

Materials: 19

Specialization: Balkans, Yugoslavia

Materials: 10

Specialization: Jihadist Groups, Islamic Terrorism, Global Security

Materials: 4

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 4

Specialization: Media and government relations

Materials: 2

Specialization: Latin America, Brazil

Jay Watts

Canada

Materials: 2

Specialization: History, Marxism-Leninism, Imperialism, Anti-imperialism.

Materials: 2

Specialization: International Relations, Sociology, Geostrategy

Materials: 1

Specialization: civil rights

Lionel Baland

Belgium

Materials: 22

Specialization: Euroscepticism, Patriotic parties of Europe

Maram Susli

Australia

Materials: 3

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights, Racism, US politics

Materials: 1

Specialization: geopolitics, economics

Max J. Schindler

Palestine-Israel

Materials: 9

Specialization: Politics

Miray Aslan

Turkey

Materials: 12

Specialization: Media, Politics

Materials: 5

Specialization: Politics, International relations

Navid Nasr

Croatia

Materials: 13

Specialization: Global security, Politics

Materials: 9

Specialization: Development of European Union, Non-governmental organizations, Politics and economics in Baltic States

Materials: 9

Specialization: Greece, Crisis of the US hegemony; Israel / Occupied Palestine, Oppression of Black people in the US

Materials: 4

Specialization: geopolitics, Russia, USSR

Pedro Marin

Brazil

Materials: 17

Specialization: Latin America, Ukraine, North Korea

Materials: 13

Specialization: Sustainable development, International relations, Comparative European politics, European integration, Eastern European politics and EU-Russia relations

Materials: 8

Specialization: Politics

Materials: 16

Specialization: Counterterrorist Finance

Seyit Aldogan

Greece

Materials: 3

Specialization: ISIS, Middle East, Globalization, Migrant crisis

Materials: 1

Specialization: Head of "Srebrenica Historical Project"

Materials: 3

Specialization: Economy, Social politics

Stevan Gajic

Serbia

Materials: 1

Specialization: Full time researcher at the Institute for European Studies

Materials: 5

Specialization: Geopolitics, Geoeconomics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights

Tobias Nase

Germany

Materials: 8

Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy, Ukraine

Valerijus Simulik

Lithuania

Materials: 2

Specialization: Politics and economics in Baltic States, education and science, non - governmental organizations, globalization and EU

Van Gelis

Greece

Materials: 17

Specialization: Middle East

Materials: 1

Specialization: Kosovo, Serbia, Belgrad bombing

Materials: 5

Specialization: international relations, Russia

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