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Germany's Munich Moment

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I find it interesting when German friends lambaste me as a fear monger for having the audacity to point out that their wonderful nation - an exemplar ...

Munich Gunman Was German-Iranian Teenager With 'No Islamic Militant Ties'

HuffPost/Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.24.2016 | World

MUNICH (HuffPost/Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who killed nine people and then himself in Munich had undergone psychiatric treatment and was in...

It’s Time For 'Erdogan’s Coup': Threatened Journalist Expects Widespread Backlash In Turkey

HuffPost Germany | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

In the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has carried out an ever-widening purge that has already engul...

Leavers' Remorse: Why Brexit May Never Happen

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The Brexit referendum need not become a suicide pact. As a legal matter, the Brexit vote is not binding on Parliament, which will need to authorize and set the terms for the negotiation of Britain's exit from the EU under Article 50 process.

From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

Women At The Helm Of Politics

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

A constitutional crisis is one thing but an existential one is longer-lasting. Bewilderment characterizes the aftermath of "Brexit," a.k.a., Britain's...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 9: Waltzing With The Enemy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass Steve Mass, Comrades in Arms For those who've wondered about the origins of Steve Ma...

Come January, Women Could Be Running The Western World

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

If Hillary Clinton becomes U.S. president in November, women could be running the Western World by January. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who fend...

The Real Meaning of Brexit

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some Eurocrats imagine that dissatisfaction with the EU is a uniquely English phenomenon. For instance, Politico's Tim King contended: "This referendum is primarily a domestic political fight." It actually is much more.

Merkel: No Chance Of British U-Turn On Brexit

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.29.2016 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she saw no chance that Britain might go back on its decision to leave the European Union. Speaking at ...

Obama and Weak EU Shouldn't Punish UK

Daniel Williams | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Rome--There has been much checkbook rattling in Europe in response to Great Britain's decision to abandon the European Union with cries that the UK mu...

Britain Sends A Message To You, Hillary

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Early morning, June 24th, Great Britain did what few polls, and politicians, predicted it was capable of doing: stand up for itself. "

From Brexit To Breakup: A Scottish View On The EU Referendum

David Miles | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
David Miles

Something we in Scotland learned the hard way in 2014 is that referendum questions are dangerous because they make both choices on the ballot paper seem equally plausible. By giving the people a choice we somehow assume that either option is a safe one.

Trumps Of The World

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump was not the first. Nor is he alone. Nor will his message fade, even if he loses big in November. In the U.K., he’s pro-Br...

A Conversation Between Donald and Melania Trump?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What the hell do I do now, Melania? I'm the frickin' Republican nominee! That wasn't supposed to happen! This was supposed to be fun for a few months.

A Radical New Concept for Saving the World

Wahab Raofi | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
Wahab Raofi

The U.S. and other nations pour billions of dollars in aid into countries like Pakistan and Egypt. Why not leverage that financial support to nudge the creation of transparent, efficient, honest and fair governance? The world is changing, and so should its political systems.

It's a Wide, Wide World

Tom Allon | Posted 05.11.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

Growing up in New York, I had a view of the world similar to the old Steinberg poster: after Broadway and Columbus and Central Park came 5th Avenue and then came California and then China and Australia in the distant horizon.

Pope Francis: This Is How the Church Can Help a Fraying Europe Rediscover Its Unity

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- As Pope Francis told a gathering of top EU leaders, "The identity of Europe is and always has been a dynamic and multicultural identity." Not referring to the Christian roots of the continent does not mean Francis asks his Church to shy away. On the contrary, he wants it to be at the forefront of a fresh new energy.

Women in Business Q&A: Colleen Curtis, VP of Community in Europe, Yelp

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Colleen has spent 8 years strengthening the Yelp brand into a clear market leader in the U.S. As an early adopter of the Yelp site and then as one of ...

Why We Should Abandon TTIP Now

Daily Pnut | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Daily Pnut

The day before Obama visited Hannover to make a renewed push for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) thousands of people took to the streets of the German city to take part in a pre-emptive protest against the deal.

German Comedian: Merkel 'Served Me For Tea' To Turkey's Erdogan

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German comedian under investigation by prosecutors for mocking Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

Germany's Far Right Party Wants To Adopt Anti-Muslim Manifesto

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.01.2016 | World

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Members of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Sunday backed an election manifesto that says Is...

U.S. Foreign Policy Got In The Way Of Helping Greece, Greek Ex-Official Says

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States did not pressure Germany more heavily to give Greece debt relief because it needed Germany’s cooperation in higher-p...

Obama's Saudi Problem Overshadows His Gulf Arab and Western European Summits (and the Next Administration)

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Indeed, the Saudis, long touted by some would-be realists as just the sort of implacable autocrats the Middle East needs for long-term stability, have themselves been furiously stirring the pot in recent months and years.

Misogyny and Politics are Strange Bedfellows

Barbara Hammond | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Barbara Hammond

Have that many women completely lost their self-esteem? Do they really believe we should be treated as second-class citizens? Isn't it bad enough we still have to fight to get equal pay for equal work? It certainly won't happen with a Drumpf for president, or any Republican, for that matter. Not even Kasich.