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In Honor of Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands: Letter from a Forgotten Jew

I am a forgotten Jew. My roots are nearly 2,600 years old, my ancestors made landmark contributions to world civilization, and my presence was felt from North Africa to the Fertile Crescent -- but I barely exist today. You see, I am a Jew from the Arab world. Show More Summary

Trump & Putin: What's Next?

As Donald Trump soon assumes the presidency, a fascinating problem remains Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin whom he seems to adore. They have numerous similarities. No Russian leader, save Yuri Andropov, ever came from the security forces before Putin. Show More Summary

We Must Investigate Russian-Syrian Forces' Role in Deadly School Bombing

LONDON ? Evidence is mounting of a war crime perpetrated by joint Russian-Syrian military forces when a school in a rebel-held village of Idlib Province was bombed on Oct. 26, leaving dozens of pupils and teachers dead. The bombing may...Show More Summary

This Holiday Season, Beware Of Turkey

In just under two months, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. As many of his predecessors learned before him, no amount of intelligence briefings, travel or business experience, or even previousShow More Summary

Trump Loves Winning, But American Generals Have Forgotten How

Cross-posted with President-elect Donald Trump’s message for the nation’s senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after winning the election. Trump: “We have some great generals. Show More Summary

Will Italy provoke a systemic financial crisis afterDecember 4?

Italy is on the cliff of a major debt and budget crisis. The Italian economy has been in a virtual recession while its public debt increased to 2,273 billion euros representing 132.7% of its Gross Domestic Product, despite a monetary policy that pushed interest rates at a record low. Show More Summary

Donald Trump is Wrong: Chinese Trade and Investment Benefits U.S.

U.S.-China trade benefits most Americans, but nevertheless becomes a political issue every presidential election. Four years ago Barack Obama and Mitt Romney went to the airwaves in Ohio essentially accusing each other of being economic traitors. Show More Summary

Three Weeks into the Trump Pre-Presidency

It is now three weeks since the U.S. elections, and except for writing a short piece that appeared in Helsinki in Finnish, this is the first time that I have put pen to paper to comment on them. I greatly appreciate the notes from several readers asking why I have been silent. Show More Summary

Candlelight and Youth Politics are Leading Democracy

[A protester holds up a candle at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul on Nov. 12, while attending a rally calling for President Park Geun-hye's resignation./ Source: Yonhap News] By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh - With candles in their hands, they raise their voice and take action with youth politics. Show More Summary

Fidel Castro As 'World Hero Of Solidarity'

The world is now mourning the passing of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro Ruz, the only individual ever to be acknowledged by the UN as a “World Hero of Solidarity.” It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel. Show More Summary

Donald Trump: A Win For The UAE?

Throughout this year's unprecedented U.S. presidential election, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials mostly favored Hillary Clinton as the business-as-usual candidate. They were supportive of the Democratic Party candidate based...Show More Summary

Why Trump's Win Isn't So Shocking: The 6 Year Global Crisis Of Political Legitimacy

Well, except for a few professors, a documentarian, a pollster, a cartoonist and a 2000 episode of The Simpsons, we all got it flat wrong. Billionaire Donald Trump will be the 45th US President from January 20, 2017. But wait a minute - is his victory really so shocking? Not at all. Show More Summary

Why Is Military So Powerful In Pakistan?

On 29th November, the present Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif will retire, paving way for his replacement, General Qamar Javed Bajwa. A lot has already been written on General Sharif's achievements which made him an extraordinarily popular person. Show More Summary

Why The Philippines Stands To Lose From Donald Trump's Victory

On November 9, 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emphatically congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the United States presidential elections. Duterte jokingly claimed that he would forge a durable partnership with Trump...Show More Summary

Some Trade Deals on Hold after Trump's Election, but Danger Lurks in the Lesser-Known Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)

Fair Traders who are celebrating the defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may see their hard work undone if the talks towards the proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) continue under a Trump administration. Many Democrats...Show More Summary

Fukushima: The Remaining Risks

The earthquakes and subsequent tsunami which inundated the Daiichi nuclear facility on March 11, 2011 have been well-documented. We all know that the design and location of the plant made it extremely vulnerable to the multiple reactor meltdowns that occurred. Show More Summary

Presidential War Is Unconstitutional

The Obama administration has decided to stretch the 15-year old congressional authorization for war against the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, or those harboring them, to include an illegal war against a group in Somalia--al-Shabab--that...Show More Summary

Looking at Some Important Issues in Sri Lanka

Gehan Gunatilleke is the Research Director at Verité Research, a think tank based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This interview has been edited lightly. What's your general take on the performance of the coalition government? We in Sri Lanka tend to understand this government purely as a coalition of political parties. Show More Summary

Iran Will Be the First Beneficiary From Trump's Policies in Syria

Raghida Dergham The US President-elect Donald Trump has caused different kinds of reactions so far: an international keenness to follow up news of his decisions and cabinet appointments, an optimistic surge in the New York stock markets,...Show More Summary

On Trump's Presidential Victory: Losing Graciously and Winning Humbly

If politics were like sports, the losers would take their losses graciously; but Washington politics are not like sports. Some still appear to have a difficult time at accepting the results of the presidential election, but they should...Show More Summary

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