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Washington Responsible for Collapse of Iraq and Rise of the Islamic State

Chaos is spreading from the Middle East outward as hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees pour into Europe. Over the last decade millions of Iraqis and Syrians have fled their homes. Western governments are proving far better at assigning...Show More Summary

Making Sense of the TPP: Don't Confuse Trade With Trade Deals

After years of negotiating, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 30-chapter, 12-country trade agreement that's been in the works for years, was signed yesterday by participating countries. Trade negotiators from the U.S., Australia, Brunei,...Show More Summary

Putin's Syrian Adventure Will Cost Russians Dearly

"Has the country run out of poor people?" is a fitting question to today's Russian leaders who, not having ended the geopolitical and military conflict in eastern Ukraine, have unhesitatingly thrown the country into a new one, jumping straight from the fire into the hellish frying pan of the Middle East. Show More Summary

What Would Happen if Britain Left the EU?

The British government has committed to holding a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. But leaving the EU doesn't mean what a lot of its supporters think it does. I made a video describing the three most likely scenarios if the UK went independent, and why none of them will actually get Britain out of European control. Show More Summary

With Putin Bombing Rebels, Should Obama Bomb Assad?

Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, is making trouble. Big trouble. The United States has been leading a military coalition of some 60 countries in conducting bombing missions inside of Syria against terrorist groups such as ISIS. At...Show More Summary

Crucial Step Taken for Sino-U.S. Cyber Cooperation

On the list of 49 achievements made during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States, the six regarding cooperation in cyberspace have attracted broad attention. Judging from what has been made public, the two parties'...Show More Summary

The TPP Announced Today Simply Fails to Represent Domestic US Manufacturing Interests

This morning, the White House announced the clinching of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Unfortunately, the agreement negotiated by President Obama is completely inadequate to serve the interests of America's manufacturers, industrial workers, farmers and other segments of the U.S. Show More Summary

Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine

Moscow appears to have better positioned itself to exploit the tumult in Syria as well as Ukraine. On the other hand, within the Euro-Atlantic alliance, the lack of vision and will has ushered in a policy of presumed containment in Syria and Ukraine, more or less by default. Show More Summary

Why Iran Doesn't Trust America -- And What Can Be Done to Change That

During his speech before the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Barack Obama accused Iran of using "violent proxies to advance its interests," which he claimed served to "fuel sectarian conflict" in the region. Iranian President...Show More Summary

Six Lessons In Innovation From Cuban Entrepreneurs

"Necessity is the mother of all invention" goes the old proverb, and few countries in the world have tested its saliency quite like Cuba. A suffocating half-century mix of communist socio-economic policies and blanket U.S. sanctionsShow More Summary

Russia versus the United States in Syria

The villainous Vladimir Putin is pretending to hit ISIS targets in Syria, but instead has his aircraft striking other opposition groups in that country, including what U.S.-supported "moderate" rebels still exist, according to the Obama administration. Show More Summary

Cuba and Mick Jagger's Kiss

Mick Jagger in Deauville in 2014. (Georges Biard / Wikimedia Commons) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 5 October 2015 - We never got to hear Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston on our national stages. Freddie Mercury died...Show More Summary

How Corporations Can Help Ease Europe's Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis in Europe - the worst on the continent since World War II - is a daunting challenge for European leaders who are struggling with expressing solidarity and empathy with refugees coming to Europe in search of a brighter future for themselves and for their children. Show More Summary

Nepal's New Constitution Leads Region in LGBTI Rights

In the midst of earthquake reconstruction and political violence in the country's south, Nepal's new constitution provides a reason for many citizens to celebrate -- particularly its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersexShow More Summary

Pakistan Invents a Bipolar (Civil-Military) Form of Government

The old adage that necessity is the mother of invention is fully operational in Pakistan. Out of necessity of dealing with a powerful military, which has in the past overthrown civilian governments a few times, a new reality is emerging in Islamabad. Show More Summary

How Saudi Arabia Uses Influence To Quash Human Rights Investigations

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh The United Nations' top human rights body torpedoed plans this week for an international inquiry into human rights violations by all parties involved in Yemen's escalating war, even as an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States carried out its deadliest attack on civilians in the country to date. Show More Summary

Why Britain Is Escalating Its Anti-ISIS Campaign in Syria

On July 17, 2015, a Freedom of Information request from London-based pressure group Reprieve revealed that the British military had conducted airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. This revelation was embarrassing for David Cameron's Conservative government as the airstrikes occurred without approval from Westminster. Show More Summary

Same Goal, Different Approaches: Russia and America

Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting The bombing in Syria by Russia highlighted in the starkest terms the difference between President Obama and President Putin on Syria. Both Russia and America agree ISIS has to be destroyed. Show More Summary

Military Coups See Beginning of Their End in Africa

The land of the upright man - the literal meaning of the West African country of Burkina Faso - has been in the spotlight lately for all the wrong reasons. A year ago, a popular uprising forced its long-term leader, Blaise Compaoré, out of office after close to three decades in power. Show More Summary

The Ocean: A Priority for Chile and the World

The use of a singular word for describing the Ocean as "Our Ocean" relates to what the scientific community has determined: that oceans are interconnected, forming a single global maritime space. Chile wishes to look at a series of threats...Show More Summary

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