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Emmanuel Macron Is Good News For Europe, And A Lesson For The U.S.

Never say cat before you have it in the bag ? the run-off still has to be won ? but we can sigh in relief after Emmanuel Macron beat Marine Le Pen 24.01% to 21.3% in the first round of the French Presidential elections. After weeks of...Show More Summary

As France Shuns Mainstream Political Parties World Experts React

Simon P. Watmough, European University Institute; Balveer Arora, Jawaharlal Nehru University ; Donatella Della Porta, Institute of Human and Social sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, and Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong The first round of voting in France has concluded, but nerves are hardly calmed. Show More Summary

Trump And China Risk Sparking Dangerous Middle East Arms Race

By James M. Dorsey Forced to acknowledge that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement it concluded two years ago with the world’s major powers, US President Donald J. Trump appears to be groping for ways to provoke Iran to back out of the deal. Show More Summary

Turkish Referendum Postmortem: More Power To Erdo?an, But With Cracks In His Armour

This is the full-length original text of the interview I gave to Brazilian newspaper O Estado de São Paulo. The Portuguese version, published on Sunday 23 April, can be accessed here. The referendum on 16 April to enhance presidential powers has been the most unfair and controversial election that Turkey held since 1950. Show More Summary

Demise Of The Secular Turkish Republic

Turkey has given its verdict in the referendum paving the way for a powerful Tayyip Erdogan presidency. Although the margin of victory is close and is contested by the opposition, but it does not really matter. Erdogan has gotten what...Show More Summary

Kenyans Decide 2017: The Warnings The Party Nominations Portend

Kenya’s General Elections are less than three months away on August 8, 2017 and while the presidency is the main prize, competition for the other down-ballot elected offices are also in full swing and I’d argue even more heated than the presidential race. Show More Summary

Erdogan Can Celebrate The Turkish Referendum—For Now

Originally posted in The Progressive, April 20, 2017 Declaring victory in the recent plebiscite granting him extraordinary powers, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan consolidated his authoritarian rule. A new constitutional amendment abolishes the country’s parliamentary system and gives the once-weak executive almost unlimited authority. Show More Summary

Trump’s ‘Axis of Adults’ Sends Powerful Messages To Iran

They call them in Washington the Axis of Adults: Defense secretary Jim Mattis, secretary of state Rex Tillerson, secretary of homeland secretary John Kelly, national security adviser Herbert McMaster, CIA director Mike Pompeo, and the envoy to the UN Nikki Haley. Show More Summary

Cutting Through the Haze - A Frank Talk about Cannabis in Canada

It was the kind of conversation that would have been unimaginable only five years ago. On the 16th floor of a gleaming office tower in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, in a meeting room at one of Canada’s most respected public...Show More Summary

Was The Turkish Referendum Rigged?

Turks went to the polls on Sunday to make a critical choice on a referendum to change the country’s constitution. The ballots contained no questions, but people had to choose “yes” or “no.” Did people know exactly what they voted for?...Show More Summary

Putin's Critics Have A Disturbing Tendency Of Ending Up Dead

On Wednesday, Nikolai Andrushchenko, a Russian journalist famous for his criticism of President Vladimir Putin, died from injuries sustained in a brutal beating by unknown attackers. He had been hospitalized since March 9 and spent weeks in a coma before his death. Andrushchenko’s death raises many questions, but there are few concrete answers. Show More Summary

Why Trump’s Wars Should Seem So Familiar

The Honeymoon of the Generals Cross-posted with MOAB sounds more like an incestuous, war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother of all bombs.” Still, give Donald Trump credit. Show More Summary

The Fate Of Europe Will Depend On The Winner Of The French Presidential Election

Richard Maher, European University Institute The results of one of the most divisive and unpredictable presidential contests in recent French history, which saw early frontrunner, the conservative François Fillon, laid low by a corruption...Show More Summary

Why Is There So Little Protest Against Recent Threats Of Nuclear War?

In recent weeks, the people of the world have been treated to yet another display of the kind of nuclear insanity that has broken out periodically ever since 1945 and the dawn of the nuclear era. On April 11th, Donald Trump, irked by...Show More Summary

Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Continues

One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. They are refusing sustenance in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions faced by the nearly 6,500 Palestinians who are currently...Show More Summary

China Reveals New Dongfeng Missiles

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday China has been staging its armed demonstrations recently, which seems to be aimed at suppressing rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Furthermore, China is unveiling some of its weapon system to the press, unlike the past. Show More Summary

North Korea's 'Super-Mighty Pre-Emptive Strike' More Likely To Come From U.S. After Pence Leaves Region

It would be unwise for the United States to preemptively attack North Korea while Vice President Pence is in the Asian region. It would also be suicidal for North Korea to attack any target that would potentially harm Pence. But, when...Show More Summary

I Witnessed The Death Of Turkish Democracy Two Years Ago

Many pundits will take the results of the Turkish referendum this weekend and conclude that this was when the republic perished. They’re too late to this party. I got to see first-hand how Turkey was a dying democracy two years ago on a research trip during their election. Turkey’s undemocratic tendencies had little to do with most Turks. Show More Summary

Darfur, the Most “Successful” Genocide In A Century

The Darfur region of western Sudan has been recognized as the site of genocide since 2004 by dozens of political officials and bodies (including the U.S. Congress and the EU Parliament), human rights groups, a wide range of genocide and human rights scholars, and such commemorative bodies as the U.S. Show More Summary

Why The Result Of Turkey's Referendum Is Broadly Unacceptable To So Many

Ihsan Yilmaz, Deakin University The result of Turkey’s April 16 referendum handed President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an the right to expand his power practically without checks and balances. It granted him authority to control the parliament...Show More Summary

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