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Israel Parliament Approves Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister

Israel Parliament Approves Avigdor Liberman as Defense Minister

Avigdor Liberman, a lightning rod for international criticism, became Israel’s defense minister as part of a political deal that widens the base of Netanyahu’s fractious coalition government

30 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Spotlight on Libertarian convention amid voter unease over Trump-Clinton race

Spotlight on Libertarian convention amid voter unease over Trump-Clinton race

When voters hold deep reservations about the likely Republican and Democratic nominees, the third-party Libertarian ticket has a rare chance this year to be more than a footnote in the race

27 May 2016

Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' may be thorn in own leaders' side

Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' may be thorn in own leaders' side

Returning to Ukraine, Savchenko will bring much trouble to Poroshenko

27 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Austrian Nationalists Look Likely To Ride Migrant Crisis To First Presidency Since WWII

Austrian Nationalists Look Likely To Ride Migrant Crisis To First Presidency Since WWII

Norbert Hofer of the nationalist Freedom Party holds a slight edge in Austria’s presidential election as a winner will be called Monday

22 May 2016

The Danderous Acceptance of Donald Trump

The Danderous Acceptance of Donald Trump

First, Trump disgusted us, then we pitied his supporters and now we are ready to embrace him

22 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Poland: no good way out on the horizon

Poland: no good way out on the horizon

The Polish political deadlock continues. Obviously, the current situation cannot continue for long, but the unfortunate aspect is that there seems to be no good way out. That is, no good way out for the people; otherwise, one of the cabals of the local elite shall finally prevail.

17 May 2016

by Bojan Stanislawski

World Powers Seek Progress on Syria Cease-fire, Humanitarian Aid

World Powers Seek Progress on Syria Cease-fire, Humanitarian Aid

The war in Syria is the focus of diplomats in Vienna where the 17-nation International Syria Support Group is discussing stalled political talks, difficulties in maintaining a cease-fire deal and failed humanitarian aid

17 May 2016

The brown past of the socialist / social-democratic party of Austria SPÖ

The brown past of the socialist / social-democratic party of Austria SPÖ

It is first and foremost the socialists who were massively involved in the decades after WWII in the recycling of the former members of the National Socialist party.

17 May 2016

by Lionel Baland

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

The presidency is Hillary Clinton’s to lose

The presidency is Hillary Clinton’s to lose

Clinton is more likely than not to be president at this time next year, but the election will probably be closer than you think and Trump could actually win if she doesn’t play her cards right

16 May 2016

Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

Syrian Support Group meets. Argentina reenters global debt bond market. Russia-Iran trade deals loom. Global metals conferences on the horizon. G7 convenes in Japan over economic policy.

16 May 2016

Ukrainian politically-charged ballad wins Eurovision contest

Ukrainian politically-charged ballad wins Eurovision contest

Ukrainian singer Jamala has won the 2016 Eurovision song contest with a controversial piece about Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars

15 May 2016

EU Referendum: Boris Johnson compares EU's aims to Hitler's

EU Referendum: Boris Johnson compares EU's aims to Hitler's

Boris Johnson has likened the EU's intentions to Hitler's, saying both involved the plan to unify Europe under a single "authority"

15 May 2016

Why unarmed revolutions topple some dictators but not others

Why unarmed revolutions topple some dictators but not others

Weaponless protests largely eschew violent tactics and have become a distinguishing feature of contemporary international politics

14 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Free-travel, terror law disputes threaten EU-Turkey deal

Free-travel, terror law disputes threaten EU-Turkey deal

Free-travel and legal disputes have called an EU-Turkey refugee deal into question for politicians on both sides of the table. If the agreement fails, officials in Ankara threaten to reopen the migrant gates to Europe

11 May 2016

Donald Trump has narrowed running mate to 'five or six names'

Donald Trump has narrowed running mate to 'five or six names'

The New York tycoon said he wants someone with considerable political experience

11 May 2016

Why Did the Philippines Just Elect a Guy Who Jokes About Rape as Its President?

Why Did the Philippines Just Elect a Guy Who Jokes About Rape as Its President?

Millions yearn for a firebrand who can rid the country of the graft and crime that have plagued it for years. Rodrigo Duterte says that's him

10 May 2016

Brazil crisis: Rousseff impeachment vote 'annulled'

Brazil crisis: Rousseff impeachment vote 'annulled'

The impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been thrown into doubt

09 May 2016

Opinion: 1

Austrian Chancellor Resigns Amid Rise in Right-Wing Populism

Austrian Chancellor Resigns Amid Rise in Right-Wing Populism

Wenrer Faymann resigned abruptly after nearly eight years in office, throwing his country into deeper political uncertainty

09 May 2016

Politics in Brazil: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

Politics in Brazil: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

“First we get rid of Dilma and then we will get rid of the rest.”

09 May 2016

Opinion: 1

by James N. Green

Donald Trump is going to troll his way to victory

Donald Trump is going to troll his way to victory

In Internet parlance, a troll is a malevolent mischief-maker, a commenter who says something politically incorrect, then sits back and enjoys the resulting furor. In politics, the master troll is Donald Trump.

08 May 2016

THE ISLAMIZATION OF EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

THE ISLAMIZATION OF EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

This is the current point of the Islamization of European football, a phenomenon that began decades ago, and that each season progresses further.
Obama urges Europeans to fight forces of xenophobia and division

Obama urges Europeans to fight forces of xenophobia and division

U.S. President urged his European allies to stop being isolated and nationalist and pressed Europe to remain united and open to refugees fleeing war and poverty

25 April 2016

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill

Saudi Arabia threatens to sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets if the bill passes

16 April 2016

Spanish minister resigns in row over alleged offshore links

Spanish minister resigns in row over alleged offshore links

José Manuel Soria unsuccessfully denied any wrongdoing after he was named in Panama Papers over connection with Bahamas firm

16 April 2016

The Catholic Jihad and the Coat Hanger Revolt in Poland

The Catholic Jihad and the Coat Hanger Revolt in Poland

Law & Justice, the ruling fundamentalist right-wing in Poland has just brought another outrage and mobilized a whole new cluster of society against the government. This time, they will have to back down.

15 April 2016

by Bojan Stanislawski

Greece: Imported Multicultural Mass Migration

Greece: Imported Multicultural Mass Migration

The EU wants to assign migrant numbers to each EU nation state and it is to this end that all the political forces in Greece are working.

14 April 2016

by Van Gelis

A Strategy for Our Times When Democracy is A Vestige

A Strategy for Our Times When Democracy is A Vestige

Where alternatives cut themselves off from the power blocs, new realities can be formed which will then be emulated.

13 April 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

The Dangers of the Single Story

The Dangers of the Single Story

In a popular Ted talk, the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi elaborated on what she called “the danger of the single story”. How can we use Ngozi’s insights to look beyond formulaic “morals”, and glimpse upon reality’s multiple stories?

11 April 2016

by Danny Orbach

What do you get when you mix a woman and a Jew? …. Putin.

What do you get when you mix a woman and a Jew? …. Putin.

If you are a western publisher, use this tool: just take any title, and add "Putin is behind it." It works!

11 April 2016

by Vladimir Golstein

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

Angela Merkel – the Angel of Political Correctness: Part One

Angela Merkel – the Angel of Political Correctness: Part One

A specter is haunting Europe—and it is not the specter of Communism. 

05 April 2016

by Vladimir Golstein

U.N. tribunal acquits Serbian firebrand Seselj of war crimes

U.N. tribunal acquits Serbian firebrand Seselj of war crimes

Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj has been found not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Balkan wars in the 1990s

31 March 2016

Brazil: Too late for a change

Brazil: Too late for a change

The next weeks may seal Brazil’s future for years.

30 March 2016

by Pedro Marin

When the Left didn’t support all refugees: The example of Vietnam. Part two.

When the Left didn’t support all refugees: The example of Vietnam. Part two.

Continuing the story of how leftists became protecting illegal immigrants and why immigration is not necessarily a war consequence

27 March 2016

by Van Gelis

Jörg Haider or the Politic of the Bastion

Jörg Haider or the Politic of the Bastion

In the world, the name of governor Jörg Haider is more famous than anyone else from Carinthia.

19 March 2016

by Lionel Baland

Interview with Dimitris Kazakis Leader of EPAM. Part 1

Interview with Dimitris Kazakis Leader of EPAM. Part 1

Germans Have Right to Oppose Migration, Greece Threatened by NATO Takeover. One of the most intelligent and interesting Greek politicians talks on different topics and today`s main geopolitical issues.

17 March 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Trump Refuses To Accept Responsibility For Violent Clashes

Trump Refuses To Accept Responsibility For Violent Clashes

"I don't accept responsibility. I do not condone violence in any shape."

14 March 2016

The Grand Inquisitor and his Guardians: Mass Media and the Fog in Our Brains

The Grand Inquisitor and his Guardians: Mass Media and the Fog in Our Brains

Of course, we can blame as much as we want corporate media, its greedy owners, or its equally corrupt writers and journalists, who prefer to stay within the familiar paradigm rather than expanding our vision.

26 February 2016

by Vladimir Golstein

A New Geo-Strategic Leap Forward

A New Geo-Strategic Leap Forward

January 2016 will be seen as the launch of a new global geoeconomic order with an Eastern edge. 

11 February 2016

by Theodore Karasik

Ethiopia: A US-China Battleground in Africa?

Ethiopia: A US-China Battleground in Africa?

While the story of China’s economic and political penetration of Africa has been told and retold countless times by many analysts, very few express the issue in terms of move and countermove between the US and China

18 January 2016

by Eric Draitser

The French conservative political figure Ivan Blot tries to spread some realities about Russia

The French conservative political figure Ivan Blot tries to spread some realities about Russia

Some people in France are thinking that Russia is still communist but this idea is in his view a total nonsense.

15 January 2016

by Lionel Baland

ANALYSIS OF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

ANALYSIS OF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

The State of the Union Address seemed less a speech to a national assembly of the American Government and people, but more of a speech at a toastmaster happy hour for divorced singles.

14 January 2016

by Scott Bennett

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