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De-Demonizing Vladimir The Hateable

Last week a meeting was held between President Trump and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Lavrov, requested by President Putin, to discuss a new plan for ending the slaughter in Syria and dealing with Bashar al-Assad. A number of members...Show More Summary

Trump’s Saudi Trip Should Be About Ending The War In Yemen, Not Securing An Arms Deal

President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia is designed to highlight his “art of the deal” by clinching a massive $100 billion arms deal. But instead of using his presidency to be a salesman for the arms industry, Trump should be a statesmen for the suffering Yemenis. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Why New Talks With North Korea Are In The Cards

North Korea’s recent launch of a missile it claims is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead — and its possible role in intercontinental cyberattacks — have upped the stakes in what is already arguably the most dangerous global crisis. Show More Summary

The Road To The Great Regression

César Renduels Menendez de Llano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Donatella Della Porta, Institute of Human and Social sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence This article examining the backlash against neoliberalism is the...Show More Summary

Hassan Rouhani's Economic Legacy May Be His Key To Winning A Second Term

Mohammad Ali Marizad/Tasnim News Agency/Wikipedia, CC BY-NC Shahram Akbarzadeh, Deakin University Today’s presidential election in Iran had turned into a vote of confidence for President Hassan Rouhani’s four years in office. Iran’sShow More Summary

It's A Problem That America Is Still Unable To Admit That It Will Become #2 To China

Kishore Mahbubani is a former diplomat from Singapore and is currently dean and professor of public policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School at the National University of Singapore. He spoke to the The WorldPost from Singapore in a wide-ranging interview about globalization, immigration, U.S. Show More Summary

Trump's Daylight With Israel

It has become increasingly clear that President Donald Trump has chosen to pursue a policy of daylight with our closest ally in the Middle East; the only question now is how much daylight he prefers between our two countries. There have...Show More Summary

Macron Is Pouring Gasoline On The Fire

Macron is calling for concentrating more power in the hands of “Brussels,” that is, in the hands of the European Commission. This is despite the fact that Britain is leaving the EU because of popular rebellion against violations of national sovereignty by Brussels. Show More Summary

10 Reasons Trump Should Not Strengthen U.S.-Saudi Ties

Donald Trump has selected Saudi Arabia as the destination for his first trip abroad, strengthening U.S. ties to a regime that is fueling the very extremism, intolerance and violence that the U.S. government purports to eradicate. Here’s...Show More Summary

The Young Country At Risk Of Forgetting Its History

A country’s national day affords its people a chance to look back at their past, and consider where they might be headed to in the future. Many Somalilanders celebrating independence day today will remember the first, it took place just 26 years ago on 18 May 1991. Show More Summary

What's At Stake In China's Plan To Blow Up Islands In The Mekong

Alan Marshall, Mahidol University The pla beuk is a beautiful behemoth; a gigantic toothless catfish with skin smooth and silky to the touch. It’s the largest freshwater fish in the world and, once upon a time, these fish swam the great...Show More Summary

What Do Iranians Want? Better Salaries, More Jobs, And Safe Working Conditions

Stella Morgana, Leiden University On May 19, Iranians will choose their next president and determine what direction the country will take. The race has become tighter now that Tehran’s conservative mayor Mohammad-Baghar Ghalibaf hasShow More Summary

China's New Anti-Corruption Body Raises Worrying Questions About The Rule Of Law

Zhiqiong June Wang, Western Sydney University Corruption is thought to cost China US$86 billion each year. Widespread corruption at all levels of Chinese society also worsens economic inequality, which could potentially lead to social...Show More Summary

What Future Will Iran Choose?

As Iranians head to the polls to vote in their presidential elections on Friday, much attention has rightly focused on the choice they will make. The incumbent Hassan Rouhani, and his hefty coalition of reformists and pragmatists, are...Show More Summary

Trump Now Has A Rare Window Of Opportunity To Diffuse The North Korean Crisis

North Korea has a nuclear arsenal of perhaps 20 weapons and hundreds of short and medium-range missiles, some of which are probably capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Its leaders have threatened many times to turn Seoul into a “sea of flames.” They’ve fired salvos of medium-range missiles that landed in Japanese waters in the Sea of Japan. Show More Summary

Reviving Israeli-Palestinian Talks Now Will Go Nowhere

President Trump’s upcoming visit to Israel and Palestine — during which he hopes to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process — will go nowhere unless he fully understands the complexity of the conflict and why previous attempts by successive American administrations to negotiate a peace deal have failed. Show More Summary

Iran: Election Protests, Calling Mrs. Rajavi For President

Iran’s presidential election will be held on Friday May 19. In the run-up to the Iranian government presidential election, many people across the country are calling to boycott the elections. The activists of the network of the Iranian...Show More Summary

The Global Cyberattack And The Need To Revisit Health Care Cybersecurity

Last week’s global cyberattack garnered wide media attention, as it spread across nearly 150 countries. Among its primary victims was the United Kingdom’s National Health Service system, causing massive shutdowns and inconveniences to the country’s health care infrastructure. Show More Summary

As Tensions In The Region Rise, Japan Again Debates Its Pacifist Constitution

Shinzo Abe has made his clearest statement yet on his ambition to alter the pacifist Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution. Reuters/Peter Nicholls Craig Mark, Kyoritsu Women's University Japan could finally be gearing up for the first-ever change to its constitution. Show More Summary

Will Congressional Democrats Give Trump Cover To Kill The Iran Deal?

Donald Trump and his administration are on a roll – threatening historical allies, undermining major international accords, and risking nuclear war. So it is strange to watch leading Congressional Democrats prepare to hand over to President...Show More Summary

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