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Australia Is Scrapping A Key Component Of The Merit-Based Immigration System Trump Wanted To Borrow From

PERTH, Australia — After a “ testy” phone call on refugee resettlement got these two world leaders off to a rocky start four months ago, all eyes were on the face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Thursday. Show More Summary

'The Promise' Is An Artful Reminder Of The Horror Of The Armenian Genocide

The surprise film of the year may well be The Promise, about the Ottoman Empire’s massacre of 1.5 million Armenians (the Armenian Genocide), on which Turkey is still in denial. A hundred years ago, both my parents’ families escaped certain death. Show More Summary

French Election Highlights A Deep Divide On The European Union

Richard Maher, European University Institute Sunday’s contest between independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right National Front’s Marine Le Pen in the French presidential runoff will amount, in effect, to a referendum onShow More Summary

Can Trump And Erdogan Agree To Disagree On Syria’s Kurds?

Co-authored by Dr. Theodore Karasik LobeLog originally published this article on May 4, 2017. Turkey and the US share certain common interests in the Syrian civil war, from defeating the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) and checking Iran’s influence to calling for President Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power. Show More Summary

A Plea to the French People: No Abstentions on Sunday!

We are just days from the runoff of the French presidential election, and Emmanuel Macron has not yet clinched the victory. But his appearance on the ideological and political scene has already produced a benefit. That of provoking,Show More Summary

In Restless Venezuela, The Military Will Determine How Long Maduro's Regime Can Last

Benigno Alarcón, Andres Bello Catholic University (UCAB) “The mother of all protests” – that’s what Venezuela’s opposition movement called an enormous march last week, in which over a million citizens took to the streets to “defend the...Show More Summary

News Roundup for May 4, 2017

Five news stories you should care about because we said so. 1. Trump will visit Saudi Arabia and Israel on his first foreign trip. Look forward to plenty of awkward handshakes. More here. 2. Prince Philip, AKA The Duke of Edinburgh, announced his retirement from public engagements. Show More Summary

Anal Testing To Accuse People Of Sodomy In Tunisia Must Be Stopped

At an evaluation of Tunisia’s human rights record before the United Nations Human Rights Council on May 2, the government was taken to task for criminalizing consensual sex between adults of the same sex and forcing people accused of...Show More Summary

Iran Won't Mend Its Ways Post-Election

Although the hypothesis has long been disproved, some in the Western media and intellectual community still try to peddle the reform theory about Iran. There is an assumption that the election of so-called moderates could help usher in an era of reduced hostilities with the West. Show More Summary

America's Endless Afghan War

News this week that 300 Marines have returned to Helmand Province in Afghanistan recalls the failed surge of 2009-10, when roughly 20,000 Marines beat back the Taliban in the region, only to see those “fragile” gains quickly turn toShow More Summary

Trump Isn’t Fighting Human Trafficking, He’s Facilitating It

This article was originally published on Just Security In an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, President Donald Trump argued that we need his border wall to fight human trafficking, which he described as “probably worse than it ever...Show More Summary

Abbas Meets Trump: No Deal Then No Dice

What with North Korea, Iran and Syria on his plate President Trump seems to have valuable time to waste on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas today. I was toying with the idea of rearranging my sock drawer rather than spending good time watching Abbas go through the charade championing himself as a man of peace. Show More Summary

News Roundup for May 3, 2017

More like the blues roundup. 1. At least 38 people died after an ISIS attack on a refugee camp in Syria. More here. 2. Despite a change in the law, the NSA is still spying on you. ‘1984’ references are getting stale, but maybe George Orwell was onto something. Show More Summary

Trump’s Despicable Duterte Invitation

Recent reporting indicates that President Donald Trump has invited Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, to the White House. This is a breathtakingly bad idea. After all, Duterte is far from your typical world leader. Since he came to power in 2016, Duterte has taken the country in an increasingly troubling direction. Show More Summary

Nations That Threatened The World

The weapons of mass destruction (WMD) come in three forms, nuclear weapons, biological weapons including toxins and chemical weapons. Three global treaties prohibit the development and production of the WMD: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT, 1970), Biological Weapons Convention (BWC, 1975), and Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC, 1977). Show More Summary

Will A President Macron Be Able To Reform The Eurozone?

Harald Sander, Technical University of Cologne European financial markets are already betting on the victory of centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in the country’s May 7 second-round election. Are investors rightShow More Summary

'Blasphemy' And 'Terrorism' Are Catchall Phrases To Repress Dissent

“Blasphemy” has joined “terrorism” as a catchall phrase to intimidate, incarcerate and kill critics and political opponents, as well as stifle unfettered debate and settle scores. There is, however, one difference: terrorism is a justification...Show More Summary

Avoiding World War III

In March 2016, Steve Bannon stated “We’re going to war in the South China Sea in five to 10 years.” My response, which follows, is taken from my just-published book Avoiding War with China. If you are the betting type, I have a promising bet for you. Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Showed Disrespect Towards Pacific Islanders

Speaking on a conservative talk radio show last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced a decision issued by Derrick K. Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, blocking Trump’s Muslim travel ban: “I really am amazed that a judge sitting...Show More Summary

Canada's Support For U.S. Strikes On Syria Harms International Law

In the immediate aftermath of the American missile strike against Syria, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that Canada “fully supports” the U.S. in its “limited and focused action to degrade” the Syrian government’s chemical weapons capability. Show More Summary

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