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Poland's ruling party continues its march towards authoritarianism

Nationalist protests will be more welcome than anti-government protests from now on. Kacper Pempel/Reuters Veronika Pehe, European University Institute In Poland, we have become accustomed to the ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS),Show More Summary

New FOIA Release Shows U.S. Agency Ignored Warnings While Investing Millions in Failed Project in Liberia

Co-authored by Kindra Mohr, Policy Director and Lani Inverarity, Associate at Accountability Counsel In a stunning display of recklessness, newly released State Department documents reveal that the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation...Show More Summary

To succeed with GCC, Britain can't 'have the cake and eat it'

British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit deserves a solid 10/10. Starting off with "Gulf security is our security" was a pleasant surprise and a much-welcomed statement. Compared to the...Show More Summary

What Donald Trump's Victory Means for US-Iran Relations

On November 11, 2016, US State Department spokesman Mark Toner announced that the United States could unilaterally scrap the Iran nuclear deal if President-elect Donald Trump was willing to walk away from it. This announcement fuelled...Show More Summary

In Taiji It's Okay To Kill A Whale. But Touch a Twig End Up In Jail?!

What a strange and ironic juxtaposition of these two phrases. This can only be found in one place. Taiji, Japan, a spot where monsters, dressed like humans, sickly enjoy slaughtering cetaceans of all kind, whether they be Dolphins, porpoises,...Show More Summary

Trade Unions Challenge FIFA And Qatar World Cup In Swiss Court

Two Bangladeshi and a Dutch trade union have sued FIFA in a Swiss court in legal proceedings that challenge the world soccer body’s awarding to Qatar of the 2022 World Cup because of the Gulf state’s controversial labour regime. TheShow More Summary

Pope Francis: Refugees are our Brothers and Sisters

For today and tomorrow the pope invited city mayors to Vatican for the summit "Europe: Refugees Are Our Brothers and Sisters". I am honored that Gdansk's efforts on running the Immigrants Integration Model have been noticed by Francis...Show More Summary

China on the way to Weaponizing Youkers

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - As there is a strategy called "human-wave strategy," many men can become a weapon. It's true considering the present economic reality where an individual is a consumer. From this point...Show More Summary

Italy's Political Troubles Have Deep Economic Roots

Much of the media, and the analysts on which it relies, have provided a misleading narrative on the current political problems in Italy, following Sunday's "no" vote on a referendum on constitutional changes. It has been lumped together...Show More Summary

Why U.S. Progressives Should Become Friends Of Taiwan

As a dual citizen of the United States and Taiwan, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the last few days contextualizing for my American friends the controversy behind Donald Trump’s recent call with President Tsai Ing-Wen of Taiwan. I...Show More Summary

Trump's Russian Challenge: Managing Expectations

The mood is festive in the Russian capital, and expectations are high that Donald Trump's elections may turn a new page in the difficult relationship between Moscow and Washington. The death spiral of US-Russian ties stretches back through the Barack Obama years to George W. Show More Summary

Shandong Court Judges Delay Restaurant Bills for 7 Years

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China is a socialist country, but still there are many rich people in society who do what they please, even though it may seem unreasonable and silly, because they are rich. Such behavior...Show More Summary

Why We Need Philosophers in the Pentagon

Since I started covering the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in 2010, I have been fed the same three boilerplates by the U.S. military about the war and the purported gradual destruction of the Taliban insurgency: Progress is slow but...Show More Summary

How to Avoid Serious Accidents at the Workplace (With Case Studies)

Accidents happen at the work place each and every single day. Sadly, some of those are fatal. Luckily, most workplace accidents can be avoided. Here are several scenarios and ways to prevent them. Case Study #1: The Boss The number one...Show More Summary

Memories of Aleppo

Old City Street Aleppo, Syria The Turkish taxi driver pulled over as he frantically waved to the passing car to park on the gravel shoulder of the Kilis Antakya Yolu freeway somewhere between Sanliufa, Turkey and the Syrian border. With a screeching halt he bolted out of the taxi and ran ahead towards the now stopped car, leaving me inside, alone. Show More Summary

Will Obama Recognize A Palestinian State Before January 20?

Anxiety continues to roil through the pro-Israel world over a possible last-minute political move by the Obama administration that could permanently alter the Israeli-Palestinian geo-political landscape. Forty eight hours after the November...Show More Summary

Islamic Republic of Iran: Minority Report

The science fiction movie Minority Report portrays a criminal justice system where citizens are arrested based on their foreknowledge of a pre-crime yet to be committed. Only this is no longer fiction. It is now an actual reality in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Show More Summary

Visiting a school, where teachers decided to help refugees

Almost 5 million people fled from Syria, according to the UN Refugee Agency. It is one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of our times, causing great suffering to Syrian people and challenges to European countries, as well as Turkey, Lebanon and Jordania, to which they have been fleeing. Show More Summary

Our Taxpayer $$ at Guantanamo

It's no secret that the Guantanamo Bay detention center is a huge government money-suck. It costs more than $7.5 million to house each of the 59 detainees remaining there every year - and that's not counting the enormous expense of running a whole separate court system on the base. Show More Summary

Zhang Yimou's Daughter to Make Directorial Debut

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - China is a socialist country, but its society is also divided into four classes by their economic status, just like Korean society as debaters online say. They are "gold spoon" on the top, "silver spoon," "bronze spoon", and "earth spoon" at the bottom. Show More Summary

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