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Julio And Enrique Iglesias, Two Moments In The Life Of Cuba / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez

Enrique Iglesias in a file image with the Cuban group "Gente de Zona". (Networks) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 11 January 2017 -- My mother had a T-shirt with the face of the Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, bought in the informal market in the early eighties. Show More Summary

Challenging Sri Lanka's Sixth Amendment

Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran is Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). He is based in New York City. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Would you talk a bit about the motion that you...Show More Summary

Is Japanese Food Safe?

The 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown spread radiation throughout Japan, landing on farmland and forests in varying quantities. Nearly six years on from the disaster, is Japan's food supply safe? The answer appears to be "yes", but with...Show More Summary

Thoughts On friendship, Ovid In Mosul, Faulkner’s Masks, Decadence, And Terrorism According To Yann Moix

You fell out with a friend over terrorism and the war we’re fighting against it, which he thinks is a misnamed? That’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Nothing more or less than what Nietzsche felt on pondering Aristotle’s comment reported...Show More Summary

Birthday Wishes For Guantanamo

On Wednesday, January 11, Guantanamo Bay will turn 15 years old. Arguments about why President Obama and the recalcitrant Republicans should shut down Guantanamo rely on numbers: the number of men detained, the number of detainees too dangerous to be released, the costs of detaining people forever. Show More Summary

The unintended consequences of UNESCO world heritage listing

UNESCO-listed heritage site Machu Picchu attracts around 1,000 tourists a day. Rodrigo Argenton/Wikipedia, CC BY-NC Chloé Maurel, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) The principle of world heritage promoted by UNESCOShow More Summary

Intelligence Agencies Ask Americans to "Trust, Don't Verify" in New Cold War

Just as the first casualty of war is said to be the truth, the first casualty of the New Cold War is irony. Our most prominent journalists seem to have missed the Orwellian irony of Senator John McCain asking Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper at Friday's Senate hearings if Julian Assange has any credibility. Show More Summary

Trump: "Close The Open Hand Out Of Love"

President-elect Trump's appointment of David Friedman (known for his support of the settlements) to be the US ambassador to Israel, his appointment of Walid Phares (a Maronite Christian known for his pro-Israel track record and distaste...Show More Summary

We should be wary of intervention in foreign countries

The question of when to intervene in foreign conflicts is one of the most difficult and consequential that American leaders face. It is tempting to think that, with our overwhelming military strength, we can use force to settle many disputes. Show More Summary

Gdansk winning battle against smog

Polish and international press has been reporting about the air pollution in a few Polish cities. However, Gdansk is a noteworthy exception and the air quality in our city is much better than in southern and central Poland. For overShow More Summary

The Virus of Serbian Nationalism

Ramush Haradinaj, the former Prime Minister of Kosovo, was arrested in Paris on January 4 under a 11-year old Interpol warrant requested by Serbia. The Government of Serbia demands France extradite Haradinaj to face war crimes charges. Show More Summary

Let's Pass a War Powers Resolution for Meddling in Other People's Elections

Let's pass a War Powers Resolution for "election meddling" in other people's countries. In other words: let's pass a law that before the executive branch can meddle in elections in other people's countries, a proposal to do so has to...Show More Summary

Obama Belatedly Says No To Israel

For the first time in his eight-year presidency, Barack Obama said no to Israel. When the Security Council voted to condemn Israel for building illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, the Obama administration abstained,...Show More Summary

Kenyans Decide 2017: The Case Against Re-electing Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. William Ruto

2017 is just under two weeks old and with Kenya's presidential elections scheduled for sometimes during the year, I decided to forgo the customary year-in-review write-up and review the performance of the incumbent Jubilee Coalition against its stated campaign promises. Show More Summary

Did Russia Turn the U.S. Election?

The report from heads of American intelligence agencies has confirmed the obvious: Russia deliberately tried to influence the outcome of the American election in favor of Donald Trump. The agencies' report found no evidence that theShow More Summary

Nudging the decision on UN Secretary General from the Security Council

President of the UN's 70th General Assembly, Mogens Lykketoft, and Mette Holm recently spent 15 months in New York while he was in office at the UN. Since their return to Denmark in September they have co-authored a book on their experiences at the UN as well as in New York City. Show More Summary

JAJA Architects: Park'n'Play

24 meters above sea level, with a view of Copenhagen's harbour, sits a bright red playground atop a car park - a building that transforms our understanding of public space. JAJA Architects guide you through the Swiss army knife of parking...Show More Summary

In A Single Day, US Congress Castigates Both The UN And Obama Over Israeli Vote

While Washington is caught up in the unfolding drama about the extent and motives of Russian hacking and possible attempted manipulation of the 2016 American presidential election, another story is playing out around threats to "punish"...Show More Summary

The Dirtiest Corner In Europe?

This article first appeared on If, post-Brexit, the UK risks being known once again as the "dirty man of Europe" then Northern Ireland would be its soiled undergarments. Ours is a jurisdiction replete with the biggest illegal...Show More Summary

A New Way to Deal with North Korea

Monarchical Communism thrives in North Korea. Kim Jong-un has passed his fifth anniversary in power. The "Cute Leader," as the plump 30-something is informally known, appears to be fully in charge, wandering his country pressing the flesh and giving advice. Unfortunately, he's also busy staging missile and nuclear tests. Show More Summary

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